The Boiling Point

An evening of song and Chanukah cheer

An evening of song and Chanukah cheer

Jacob Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

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 Beit Midrash to hear the Shalhevet Choir perform in the annual Chanukah Concert, including traditional Chanukah, Israeli, and even some pop pieces. 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...

At LACMA, capturing the colorful in the everyday

At LACMA, capturing the colorful in the everyday

David Rokah, Staff Writer

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 of people standing in the streets, Democratic Camera, a new LACMA exhibit on William Eggleston, showcases an artist who speaks in a distinctly h...

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...

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

Eitan Rothman, Staff Writer

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 the building they were honoring, the Shalhevet Choir performed Oct. 14 at the dedication ceremony for the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Chinese dancer’s story is a tale for all immigrants

MOVIE REVIEW: Chinese dancer’s story is a tale for all immigrants

Jacob Ellenhorn, Staff Writer

October 29, 2010

Mao’s Last Dancer is a biopic of Li Cunxin, the Chinese dancer who boldly defected to America in 1979. Directed by Bruce Beresford, the film was just what I expected and resonated emotionally with me as a child and grandchild of immigrants. Plucked from his family’s impoverished provincial home by ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Choir concert reaches high notes in funky sneakers

Choir concert reaches high notes in funky sneakers

Leona Fallas, Photo Editor

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 on Wednesday, June 9. The performance took place two days before the start of finals, and consisted of 14 songs in both English and Hebrew. In...

Where Romeo and Juliet are Celtics and Lakers

Where Romeo and Juliet are Celtics and Lakers

Deanna Grunfeld, Staff Writer

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 up the intense brawl. Well, not in real life, but it did happen in one of the freshman plays reenacting Romeo and Juliet: a modern version of the fight...

Argentine film paints torn relationships, elusive justice

Argentine film paints torn relationships, elusive justice

Leila Miller, Arts Editor

June 30, 2010

By Leila Miller, Arts Editor In The Secret in Their Eyes, an Argentine movie that won Best Foreign-Language Film at this year’s Oscars, an unspeakable crime left unpunished causes all involved to be stuck in time, unable to move forward with their lives until justice is reached. A romantic film yet...

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