Biographer, director visits class

Film critic, TV producer, studio publicist, college professor, entertainment commentator, author and biographer Nat Segaloff spoke to the Cinema Studies class April 17. He wrote a biography of Arthur Penn, directed the films “Bonnie and Clyde” and “The Chase” and also was the executive producer of “Law and Order.” He spoke about the making of […]

Piano duo to perform 'Rite of Spring' in Rugby

4HandsLA will perform Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” on Thursday, May 1 in the Rugby Theater. This will be the second 36-minute annual performance for the study of aesthetics in the Philosophy in Art and Science course taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. “The Rite of Spring” is […]

Jazz groups, choirs to play in Europe, New York

The students in Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band as well as the Chamber Singers, Bel Canto and Wolverine Chorus are all preparing for their upcoming trips to Italy, New York City and London. The five groups will be performing in a variety of venues including clubs and cathedrals as well as touring around the […]

Fosse biographer speaks on the importance of music in movies

 During a short break while guest teaching performing arts teacher Ted Walch’s Cinema Studies class March 10, Sam Wasson ’99 learned that his book “Fosse” about choreographer-director Bob Fosse was awarded Best Biography at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. Wasson, a Fosse expert, visited all of Walch’s Cinema Studies classes to discuss how to […]

Winter Concert to feature small groups

Small groups of two to four students from Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Concert Strings will perform in the Winter Concert Feb. 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica. Unlike most other concerts, this year’s Winter Concert will heavily feature smaller instrumental groups as opposed to larger ones. They will perform 19 pieces written […]

Cinematographer discusses career, filmmaking with Cinema Studies

Richmond began his career as a messenger boy for Pathway News. After declining an editor position, he worked for Danziger Studio and Bray Studios. After helping out with the movie “Call Me Bwana,” Richmond went on to work on a film in Israel. There he met cinematographer Nicolas Roeg, who hired him as a member […]

Madrigals to sing at convention

The middle school Madrigals will be singing at the American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention in Santa Barbara Feb. 22 as one of two middle school choir groups invited to perform at the convention. Every participating choir had to send in three live audio recordings of the past three years one year in advance […]

Improvisation group expands

Both improvisation groups had their first rehearsal Nov. 22, three days after performing arts teacher Michele Spears’ announcement that the program will expand to two groups this year. Spears announced the expansion in an email Nov. 19 to students who auditioned for Scene Monkeys. One group will remain the Scene Monkeys, and the other is yet […]

Student marches in Christmas parade

Max Cho ’15 marched in the Hollywood Christmas Parade Dec. 1 for the fourth year in a row. He has been a member of the Pacific American Volunteer Association, a non-profit organization where students participate in various community service activities, for four years and was recently appointed Junior National President. Every year, PAVA members organize […]

Playwrights submit drafts

Second drafts of Playwrights Festival submissions were due Friday Dec. 13. 49 plays were submitted,  and the final deadline is Jan. 16. These one-act plays will be evaluated by a panel of judges in January, and those chosen will be cast and rehearsals will begin with professional directors. The process will be overseen by drama […]

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