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Cut Through the Noise: Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Future (Week of Jan. 11)

Cut Through the Noise: Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Future (Week of Jan. 11)

Amaia Barajas

January 13, 2019


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Juice” - Lizzo ★★★★☆ Lizz...

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Talia Lissauer

January 9, 2019


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It is no surprise that “Les Miserables” is one of America's longest-running musicals—there is something in it for almost everybody. The three-hour musical includes a dramatic love story, battles and a tragedy that doesn't run dry. The show starts out very slow. It's hard to pinpoint who everyon...

Cut Through the Noise: Ally Brooke, Florida Georgia Line, Jhené Aiko (Week of Jan. 4)

Cut Through the Noise:  Ally Brooke, Florida Georgia Line, Jhené Aiko (Week of Jan. 4)

Emma Leff

January 5, 2019


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “The Truth Is In There” — Ally Brooke ...

Outdoor ice rink at Mall of America

Outdoor ice rink at Mall of America

Sophie Olmen

December 30, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

According to sophomore Abby Salzer, she thinks opening an ice rink at the Mall of America is a good idea to attract more people this winter season. “I think it’s cool. It’s a good location and skating is a fun winter activity. It’s free and if you’re in need of skates, the rental is cheap,”...

Cut Through the Noise: Post Malone, 21 Savage, Sam Smith (Week of Dec. 30)

Cut Through the Noise: Post Malone, 21 Savage, Sam Smith (Week of Dec. 30)

Jenna Cook

December 30, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Wow.” by Post Malone ★★☆☆☆ ...

Cut Through the Noise: Jaden Smith, Kodak Black, The Chainsmokers (Week of Dec. 21)

Cut Through the Noise: Jaden Smith, Kodak Black, The Chainsmokers (Week of Dec. 21)

Ben Sanford

December 22, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Way Up” — Jaden Smith ★★★☆☆ ...

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Samantha Klepfer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Reviews

At odds with the other reboots of the Spider-Man story, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an absolute show stealer. The animated film centers around Miles Morales who becomes the second Spider-Man in his universe after being bitten by a radioactive spider. New York is being wracked by earthquake...

Cut Through the Noise: Bastille and Other People’s Heartache, HRVY, Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace (Week of Dec. 14)

Cut Through the Noise: Bastille and Other People’s Heartache, HRVY, Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace (Week of Dec. 14)

Samantha Klepfer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Don’t Let Go (Love)” - Bastille and Ot...

‘thank u, next’ music video cultivates creativity

‘thank u, next’ music video cultivates creativity

Maddie Schutte

December 10, 2018


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Ariana Grande’s latest music video for her hit single “thank u, next” highlights her creativity and innovation as an artist as well as sending an empowering message.   Following the end of her highly publicized relationship with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, Grande dropped “tha...

Holiday Train returns to Park

Holiday Train returns to Park

Maggie Klaers

December 10, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

Junior Amaya Fokuo said her past experiences with the Holiday Train have been enjoyable. “I enjoyed it a lot. We took my little cousin last time, his little friends, and my brother. The kids really enjoy the music, and I enjoyed it too,” Fokuo said. “It’s a fun family activity and everyone ca...

Exhibit aims to get Minneapolis to admit its racist past

Exhibit aims to get Minneapolis to admit its racist past

Ethan Meisler

December 10, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

A new exhibit at the Hennepin History Museum, “Owning Up: Racism and Housing in Minneapolis” by Denise Pike and Kacie Lucchini, aims to get Hennepin County — and the Twin Cities as a whole — to own up to its racist past that tends to be overlooked. The exhibit focuses on housing discriminatio...

Cut Through the Noise: Mark Ronson, Zayn, Benny Blanco (Week of Dec. 7)

Cut Through the Noise: Mark Ronson, Zayn, Benny Blanco (Week of Dec. 7)

Kate Schneider

December 9, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an Entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” — Mark Ro...

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