Where talent’s developed

On Jan. 4, the Talent Development Program celebrates 20 years with an Alumni Legacy Concert. This free concert will be a full immersion into one of Atlanta’s most meaningful arts education programs, one that has seen its students go on to prestigious schools of music, major orchestras and solo careers.

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This weekend's best bets: Dec. 24

With this week’s column, we say thank you and goodbye to Chris Kayser, for his 16 years as the Alliance Theatre’s Ebenezer Scrooge. If you’d like a non-holiday outing, try Synchronicity’s family-friendly “Peter Pan & Wendy.” Mark your January calendars for “The Only Light in Reno” at Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the TDP Legacy Concert, spotlighting talented instrumentalists developed through a forward-looking ASO initiative. Merry Christmas, everyone.

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Fringe fest needs applications by Jan. 10

The 2014 Atlanta Fringe Festival is looking for performers in the worlds of cabaret, comedy, drama, opera, musical theater, solo performance, performance art, puppetry, mask, variety, magic, immersive, multimedia, drag, dance and anything legal that might not be represented in that list. The submission deadline: Jan. 10.

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Building celluloid bridges

Atlanta hosts numerous film festivals throughout the year, but none conveys the sense of “event” as the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which drew 31,500 attendees in 2013 (about 25 percent of whom identify as non-Jewish). This year’s version begins Jan. 29.

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