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‘Anne’ focuses on the universal

‘Anne’ focuses on the universal

Bennett Schneier, Staff Writer

November 27, 2013

Upon entering the new Anne Frank exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance, visitors begin to walk through a well-lit corridor. Immediately thereafter, a docent directs them to a hidden wall in the middle of the corridor, upon which a nostalgic video is projected. Anne’s first cousin recounts her early ...

Newly named ‘Choirhawks’ are all pop and spirit

Newly named ‘Choirhawks’ are all pop and spirit

Adam Rokah, Arts and Culture Editor

November 27, 2013

The bell has rung for Town Hall, and everyone seems slightly lethargic except for the members of the choir, who are happily organizing themselves to perform their latest pop rendition. The moment the members open their mouths and hit their first notes with ease, all the tiredness in the room seems to ...

Miley Cyrus morphs into a symbol of gyration nation, but she’s nobody’s role model

Miley Cyrus morphs into a symbol of gyration nation, but she’s nobody’s role model

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Editor-at-Large

October 2, 2013

Have you ever heard the old show-biz adage that there’s no such thing as bad publicity?  Well, the scandalous performance put on by Miley Cyrus at last month's Video Music Awards proves that she still believes this to be true. That is one of only two possible reasons why anyone would do what Miley...

Don’t miss it: Israel’s Idan Raichel, ‘one-man Middle East peace accord,’ at UCLA Oct. 10

Don’t miss it: Israel’s Idan Raichel, ‘one-man Middle East peace accord,’ at UCLA Oct. 10

September 30, 2013

By Eric Bazak, Staff Writer Idan Raichel, the Israeli pop singer known for his culturally diverse music, is coming to town on Oct. 10 to play at UCLA as part of a world tour. Fusing electronic, Jewish, Arab, and African sounds, his music is popular all around the world and has had a huge impact o...

MOVIE REVIEW: Combining fiction and reality, ‘Butler’ traces brave fight for freedom

MOVIE REVIEW: Combining fiction and reality, ‘Butler’ traces brave fight for freedom

Adam Rokah, Arts Editor

September 25, 2013

Cecil Gains and his father are flipping soil vigorously on a cotton plantation, enjoying one another’s company, until they hear a scream. Cecil’s mother (Mariah Carey) has been raped by plantation’s temperamental owner Thomas Westfall (Alex Pettyfer). “Aint you gonna do something Dad?” Pang!  Cecil’s father...

‘Nashville Nights’ bids a memorable farewell to stars of the very talented class of ‘13

‘Nashville Nights’ bids a memorable farewell to stars of the very talented class of ‘13

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

June 23, 2013

It really doesn’t matter how you classified Shalhevet’s latest production, because it proved one thing for sure:  Shalhevet’s got talent. Nashville Nights, written by senior Rose Bern in collaboration with the rest of the cast, was a fast-paced whodunit sprinkled with an original score writte...

From the newly-dubbed ‘Choirhawks,’ something new and then some

From the newly-dubbed ‘Choirhawks,’ something new and then some

June 12, 2013

By Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor This year’s annual Choir spring concert May 29 was anything but predictable. Arranged on the risers in their new choir uniforms, the new and improved group gave the audience a real treat with a blend of pop and Israeli music. Newly dubbed the Choir-Hawks -- and w...

What Makes Art ‘Jewish’?

What Makes Art ‘Jewish’?

Colleen Bazak, Former Co-Editor-in-Chief, and Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

June 4, 2013

Each year during the first few weeks of 10th grade Composition and Design, art teacher Roen Salem holds up a painting of someone holding a gun to a head, or of a pile of garbage  -- hoping to achieve a shock effect that students will remember throughout the year. The point, she says, is that the...

Student-written murder mystery is Drama’s ‘devised play,’ replacing One-Acts

Student-written murder mystery is Drama’s ‘devised play,’ replacing One-Acts

Rose Lipner, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013

When the owner of Grand Ol’ Opry Diner is murdered, who will be declared guilty? The answer to that question is the product of the imaginations of Shalhevet's drama students, who are collaborating to create a new play together.  Drama has abandoned its traditional spring Festival of One-act Plays ...

Live Blog of the Grammys

February 10, 2013

Arts Editor, Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn covered the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, February 10th 2012. 11:31pm: Signing off from my couch. These Grammys were a snooze. Goodnight! 11:30pm: This concludes the 2013 Grammy Awards. 11:29pm: LL Cool J closes the show off with his own performance. 11:21pm:...

Jewish Los Angeles is back home for Grouplove’s Ryan Rabin

Danielle Lowe

January 17, 2013

By Danielle Lowe, 11th Grade The band Grouplove is known for its pop indie rock sound, and especially the song “Tongue Tied” –  an upbeat, roll-down-your-windows-and-scream, feel-good song which made it to the top of Billboard Alternative Songs Chart and was also featured on Season 3 of Gl...

Drama’s ‘Twelfth Night’: A masterful comedic fracas graced with song

Drama’s ‘Twelfth Night’: A masterful comedic fracas graced with song

Hannah-Leeba Ellenhorn, Arts Editor

January 9, 2013

On the sixth night of Chanukah, my true love (not really because I don’t have one, so roll with me people) gave to me a comedy awash in gender-bending hijinks. In its fall main stage production, which ran through Dec. 20, Shalhevet’s Drama Department explored Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and the re...

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