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We need to talk about Janelle Monáe

We need to talk about Janelle Monáe

Isaac Wert

February 23, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Opinion Columns, Reviews

If you’ve read my most recent “Cut Through the Noise” column, you know how I feel about music in 2018 so far. But after sifting through countless amelodic and uninspired new releases, I’ve struck two nuggets of gold from the genius of Janelle Monáe herself, and letting them slip through our f...

Cut Through the Noise: Khalid, Normani, Tinashe and The Chainsmokers (Week of Feb. 23)

Cut Through the Noise: Khalid, Normani, Tinashe and The Chainsmokers (Week of Feb. 23)

Isaac Wert

February 23, 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.   “Love Lies” - Khalid and Normani: ★...

Cut Through the Noise: James Bay, Noah Cyrus, Calvin Harris and PARTYNEXTDOOR (Week of Feb. 16)

Cut Through the Noise: James Bay, Noah Cyrus, Calvin Harris and PARTYNEXTDOOR (Week of Feb. 16)

Maddie Lund

February 23, 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. Following our one-week hiatus, Maddie Lund provides her ...

Angie Thomas’s ‘The Hate U Give’ inspires change

Angie Thomas’s ‘The Hate U Give’ inspires change

Hanna Schechter

February 14, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Angie Thomas’s new book, “The Hate U Give,” quickly became a teen favorite and a New York Times bestseller. The novel delves into the story of a teenage girl named Starr. Starr lives in “the hood” while also attending a private, majority white, high school. Through Thomas’s writing, read...

‘Man of the Woods’ should stay in the forest

‘Man of the Woods’ should stay in the forest

Isaac Wert

February 14, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Inspired by his Nashville-roots and newfound Montana lifestyle, Justin Timberlake’s fifth studio album, “Man of the Woods,” is a polished re- hash of JT’s signature funky sound infused with spoiled “Americana” cheese. I dare you to listen to it through in full. While its title screams count...

‘End of the f***ing world’ provides laughs and thrills

‘End of the f***ing world’ provides laughs and thrills

Muna Ali

February 12, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“End of the f***ing world” is a new British Netflix original series that debuted this January based on the graphic novel of the same name by Charles S. Forman. The show follows two teenagers, James and Alyssa, played by the British actors Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden, respectively. James is this psy...

“Culture II” fails to excite

“Culture II” fails to excite

Atticus Raasch

February 11, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Taking the world by storm and revolutionizing the modern hip-hop genre with “Culture,” rap trio Migos had fans holding their breath with the release of their next album “Culture II.” The disappointment set in quickly when, on Jan. 23, two days before the album’s release, the track “Supast...

Cut Through the Noise: the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Vance Joy, Jennifer Lopez (Week of Feb. 8)

Cut Through the Noise: the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Vance Joy, Jennifer Lopez (Week of Feb. 8)

Samantha Klepfer

February 9, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, 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. "Pray For Me" - the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar: ★★★...

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown

Katie Hardie

February 8, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown: Find out the details of this year's games.

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60th annual Grammys results in upset

60th annual Grammys results in upset

Tjessa Arradondo

February 8, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Jan. 28, At the 60th annual Grammy Award show, Bruno Mars swept the stage with his “24k Magic” album, Kesha spoke for all women in the music industry, and Kendrick Lamar brought his electric performance. With only nine awards handed out on air, the 60th annual Grammy award show was, as usual, all a...

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