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Students perform in acting showcase

Colin Ho, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 13, 2024

Students in the Advanced Performance Studies class this semester performed the play “Do You Feel Anger?” by Mara Nelson-Greenberg on Jan. 20 in the Drama Lab, which now serves as a new blackbox theater....

Cayley Tolbert-Schwartz 24, who plays Mrs. Lovett, sings alongside patrons of her meat pie shop.

Theater department opens “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Davis Marks and Everett Lakey February 7, 2024

Walking to rehearsal while attending a summer theatre program, Elise Fried ’24 and Anna Ames ’24 eagerly discussed their favorite Broadway shows. With their senior year approaching, Fried and Ames...

PAINTING PURSUITS: Students in Drawing and Painting classes I, II and Honors Senior Seminar present their art using different mediums. The showcase appeared in the Feldman-Horn Gallery during lunch Jan. 25.

Feldman Horn Gallery displays ‘Rainbow Connection’ artwork

Shiara Navarro, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 5, 2024

Artists from all three class levels of Drawing and Painting opened their gallery exhibition “Rainbow Connection” on Jan. 25. The show was held in the Feldman Horn Gallery and was the first of the year...

Mastering the Arts

Mastering the Arts

Sasha Aghnatios, Assistant A&E Editor February 2, 2024

As the clock ticked down to 1:00 p.m., Edie Cohen '24 could not pay attention to writing her in-class English essay. When she refreshed her inbox after the essay and saw an email from the Rhode Island...

Students and faculty gather in the Chalmers performing arts room Dec. 14 for the fourth lunch concert of the year. Parents provided refreshments and invited professionals played multiple sets.

HW Jazz hosts fourth lunch concert featuring professionals

Lyla Kavanagh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer January 3, 2024

Jazz Club hosted four professional jazz musicians from the Los Angeles (LA) area for their fourth Lunch Concert on Dec. 14. Attendees listened to the jazz quartet while complementary hot chocolate and...

Dance Ensemble Performs at SoFi Stadium in LA Bowl

Sophia Wicyzk January 1, 2024

Dance Ensemble performed at the 2023 Los Angeles (LA) Bowl on Friday, Dec. 15 at SoFi Stadium. The performance consisted of two dances choreographed by Upper School Performing Arts Teacher Queala Clancy...

Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

Sasha Aghnatios and Zoe Goor December 13, 2023

On her break from her job at ChaCha Matcha on Abbott Kinney Blvd. in Venice Beach, Katie Chambers ’25 walked a few blocks to the Erewhon Market (Erewhon) down the street to grab something to eat. As...

Shelving the Books

Shelving the Books

Sasha Aghnatios, Assistant A&E Editor November 15, 2023

Strolling back to her car after her shift at Chevalier’s Books, a local bookstore in Larchmont Village, Mina Lavapies ’24 passed by a few bustling shops. She thought about the bookstore and reflected...

Anna Ames 24, as Beatrice, looks down at Benedick played by Jack Smith 25.

Performing arts department opens ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Mia Morgan and Hannah Shahidi November 15, 2023

The Upper School Performing Arts Department opened the fall play “Much Ado About Nothing ” to audiences Oct 26, 27 and 28. The show follows two couples as they overcome obstacles and eventually marry...

Performing Arts Teacher Chris Sullivan speaks to the audience before the groups opening set Nov. 2. The performance was the third of the Jazz Lunch Concert Series, a set of new performances created by Sullivan at the beginning of the year.

HW Jazz hosts third Jazz Lunch Concert series with guest performers

Connor Tang and Nathan Wang November 13, 2023

The jazz program hosted its third lunch concert in Chalmers 104 on Nov. 2. The Jazz Lunch Concert Series, created this year by Performing Arts Teacher Chris Sullivan, is a new set of performances where...

Cover design for Player. Written and produced by Sarah Parmet 25

Junior releases debut single “Player”

Hannah Shahidi and Sabrina Hamideh October 21, 2023

Sarah Parmet ’25 released a debut single titled “Player” on all music streaming platforms Oct. 16. Parmet wrote and produced the song, and collaborated with her brother James Parmet ’27 for instrumentals...

Senior releases debut album trust issues

Senior releases debut album “trust issues”

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2023

Whitney Enenstein '24 released her debut EP "trust issues" on all music streaming platforms Sept. 28. The album was published after the music video for the leading single 'hopeless romantic' was posted...

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