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The young talent at center of the Spotlight program

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Violinist Hannah Song, 14, rehearses for her performance Tuesday at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Music Center’s Spotlight program, a scholarship initiative dedicated to the arts. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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This Spotlight season was the first for Hannah Song, shown with teacher Margaret Batjer. Hannah said she was inspired by the talent around her: “I learn from people my age to make me a better musician.”  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Genevieve Waldorf, 17, shown with her dance teacher Andrea Paris-Gutierrez, was one of 14 student finalists from across Southern California to perform in the Spotlight program at Disney Hall. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Genevieve Waldorf has been dancing since she was 2 and danced the role of the black swan from “Swan Lake” at the Spotlight program. This is her fourth year in Spotlight. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Julia McDermott is a non-classical voice finalist in the Spotlight program. To make it to Disney Hall, the youths go through preliminary and semifinal rounds and master classes where judges critiqued artistic interpretation and technique.  (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Callahan Porter is a Spotlight finalist in ballet. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Alyssa Allen is a finalist in the Spotlight program’s non-classical dance category. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Hannah Song performs for the classical instrumental portion of the Spotlight program. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Hayleigh Franklin is a Spotlight finalist in acting. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Isobel Anthony is a Spotlight finalist in classical voice. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Genevieve Waldorf is a Spotlight finalist in ballet. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Wayne Mackins-Harris is a finalist in the acting category of the Spotlight program. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Darynn Dean is a Spotlight finalist in non-classical voice. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Adrian Liao is a Spotlight finalist in classical instrumental. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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Golda Berkman is a finalist in the classical voice portion of the Spotlight program. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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