The Boiling Point

Live blog of the Academy Awards

Live blog of the Academy Awards

February 27, 2011

Staff writer Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn is posting live updates from the Oscar ceremonies this evening.  Click here for all the color as only Hannah-Leeba can...

‘Metamorphoses’ tells mythical tales with a twist

‘Metamorphoses’ tells mythical tales with a twist

December 31, 2010

The gods and goddesses of Metamorphoses have descended upon Shalhevet.  Running Dec. 16 through Dec. 23, the show was perhaps an unusual choice for a hi...

An evening of song and Chanukah cheer

An evening of song and Chanukah cheer

December 31, 2010

The boundless Shalhevet spirit was alive and well on display the seventh night of Chanukah. An audience of families, faculty and some students packed the...

A new piano: smooth, clear and lush to hear

Leona Fallas, Arts Editor

December 31, 2010

Smooth, crisp music flows through the Beit Midrash, capturing the attention of anyone within earshot. The notes dance from black piano in the corner of the room, harmonious and crystal-clear. The newest addition to Shalhevet’s musical arsenal is a Yamaha C3, donated by board member Mrs. Dawn Arnall just in time for Chanukah. “I found the piano and thought I’d like...

At LACMA, capturing the colorful in the everyday

December 31, 2010

From pioneer color photography of neon lights and dirty barbecues, to the cover of Jimmy Eat World’s album Bleed American, to arbitrary black-and-white photos o...

Hanging by the Threds: Student band wins fans and friendship

David Rokah, Staff Writer

November 1, 2010

Pulsing bass guitar shakes the room, and incense is burning in the background. A flying high-heel shoe hits the drummer in the head. No, this isn’t some crazy club with a bad band  performing, it is The Threds, a student band, rehearsing at sophomore Sammy Sheff’s house in Westwood. With senior Adam Genie on bass guitar,  sophomore Danny Silberstein as lead guitarist...

Shalhevet Choir sings at dedication of new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Shalhevet Choir sings at dedication of new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

November 1, 2010

Mayor, councilmen share the stage as 50-year effort to open new museum bears fruit Dressed in black and white clothes that harmonized perfectly with th...

In concert, Miley won’t be tamed by Hannah Montana

Leona Fallas, Arts Editor

August 30, 2010

Two air guitars blast “dun-dun-dun-danana” as the curtains open to flurry of black leather and biker boots. It’s so loud I can feel the rhythm pulsing through my body like a heartbeat, and I would have thought about putting in the neon pink earplugs they gave us before the show if I hadn't been stuck in a trance. I felt like I was in an underground club, or at least a...

What does Miley Cyrus have in common with Shalhevet students?

Leona Fallas, Arts Editor

August 30, 2010

“Where are you?” “On my way to the Miley Cyrus concert.” “I just lost all respect for you.” Surprisingly, a majority of the Shalhevet student population has this contempt for Miley Cyrus. Although they may hate most teen-pop artists, they especially hate Miley Cyrus. Could it be because of her alter ego, Hannah Montana? Could it be that she has a show...

The Great Grease Sing-Along: A cultural icon, repackaged and recession-proof

Jacob Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

August 30, 2010

What’s a guy to do on a summer Saturday Night in Las Vegas? Drag his middle-aged parents and younger siblings to see the Grease Sing-A-Long, of course.  It didn’t take much convincing because Mom and Dad were way too eager to point out that Glee and High School Musical are mere Grease spawn. As for me, I sacrificed my Saturday night for the sake of The Boiling Point.   ...

Choir concert reaches high notes in funky sneakers

Choir concert reaches high notes in funky sneakers

July 1, 2010

Shalhevet’s energetic and rambunctious choir, led by an enthusiastic Mrs. Joelle Keene in purple striped socks, performed its seventh annual Spring Concert...

Where Romeo and Juliet are Celtics and Lakers

Where Romeo and Juliet are Celtics and Lakers

June 30, 2010

The Celtics and the Lakers got into a heated fight last week -- in the Wildfire Theater at Shalhevet.  NBA Commissioner David Stern even had to break...