Dennis currently owns music studios in Los Angeles which subsidize a large portion of Koo’s Art Center's operations. Koo’s Art Center continues to serve Los Angeles residents by providing space to be artistic! Koo's currently hosts several music shows a week in a variety of different musical genres and a monthly art gallery.
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Dennis Lluy won for his work as Director of Koo's Art Center in Santa Ana, CA. The Koo's Art Center provides opportunities for young people to perform music, literature and poetry in a drug-free and alcohol-free environment. Dennis has organized more than 500 benefits that have supported social and environmental causes. Since the inception of Koo's, crime in Dennis' neighborhood has dropped more than 80%, and vandalism has dropped by nearly 100%.
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