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Carol Channing donates to special ed school

February 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Actress Carol Channing celebrated her 90th birthday Tuesday with a gift to the students of J.P. Widney High School.

Channing and her husband donated a new state of the art sound system for the school's auditorium. They also handed out percussion kits and boomboxes for every classroom.

The donation is part of Channing's effort to bring the arts back to schools. She says arts education helps students succeed in other subjects.

Widney is an LAUSD special education high school for students with moderate to severe disabilities.