Black Eyed Peas to Start Music Academy in NYC

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The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where New York City teens will be able to learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment.

The six-time Grammy winners announced Tuesday that their Peapod Foundation together with the Adobe Foundation will open a new Peapod Adobe Youth Voices music and multimedia academy in lower Manhattan.

The two foundations already run three Youth Voices academies in California — in Los Angeles, Oakland and Redwood City.

The New York academy will offer classes to youth ages 13 to 19 starting this July.

The Peapod Foundation is the hip-hop group's charitable organization. It is administered by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The Adobe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of software maker Adobe Systems Inc.

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