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‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

Isaac Wert
August 13, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

Following a five-year hiatus from releasing music, and while dealing with ongoing legal battles, former party-girl icon Kesha released her triumphant third album, “Rainbow,” and we’re lucky to hear it. Kesha Rose Sebert, formerly known as “Ke$ha,” was once an international pop-star. Her...

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

Isaac Wert
June 11, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

On her debut album, alt. R&B singer-songwriter SZA weaves thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing beats to create an opus of self-reflection. Solána Rowe, under the stage name "SZA," released her debut album “Ctrl” following two successful EPs (extended plays). Rowe, known for her raspy voice, co-wro...

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

Isaac Wert
June 9, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

Coming off a multi-year hiatus, Katy Perry re-enters the music scene with her fourth studio album, titled “Witness.” Described as “purposeful pop” about Perry’s various “liberations,” “Witness” fails to leave an impact on listeners. Perry’s previous album, “Prism,” was released in 2013, whe...

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a compelling new show

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a compelling new show

Alexis Machoka
May 31, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

‘The Handmaid's Tale’, a best-selling novel written by Margaret Atwood, was recently adapted as a Hulu original. The show is set in a future dystopian society where the first book of the bible, the book of Genesis, is taken quite literally; women are forced to live as Handmaids under a fundamenta...

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to reopen early June

D’aviyan Robinson
May 23, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

After hearing about the changes made to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, junior Veda Cole said she anticipates visiting for the first time since it closed for renovations in 2015. “I’m excited about seeing what they changed, how they’re going to rearrange it, how many of the old (sculptures) th...

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Maddie Lund
May 19, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

After two and a half years of silence, the band Paramore is back with their experimental new album “After Laughter." During their hiatus, the band lost its bassist Jeremy Davis, and gained their former drummer Zac Farro for this new album. “After Laughter” produced by Taylor York and Justin Meldal-J...

“Harry Styles” diverges from boyband to rock band

Samyu Yenemandra
May 18, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, Uncategorized

Since the hiatus of One Direction, Harry Styles has kept most of his work on his debut album a secret. Instead of continuing along the mainstream pop path paved by his former band, “Harry Styles” pulls from classic rock influences to craft a refreshingly alternative solo debut. Styles’s albu...

‘Snatched’ wastes potential with poor writing

‘Snatched’ wastes potential with poor writing

Isaac Wert
May 16, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

This past Mother’s Day weekend, Goldie Hawn makes her return to the silver screen alongside comedienne Amy Schumer in their new comedy “Snatched.” Despite occasional laughs, the movie’s hilarious cast do not make up for film’s poor writing. “Snatched” begins after Schumer’s character “Emily” is...

Review: Chance the Rapper’s ‘Be Encouraged Tour’ promotes self-confidence, individuality

Review: Chance the Rapper’s ‘Be Encouraged Tour’ promotes self-confidence, individuality

Izzy Leviton
May 16, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Tickets for Chance the Rapper’s performance on May 12 at the Xcel Energy Center sold out within hours of being on sale. Approximately 15,000 fans packed the arena on the night of the show. The show was one of 43 on Chance’s spring tour of his newest album, “Coloring Book,” which won the 2016 Gra...

Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ provides cosmic fun

Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ provides cosmic fun

Sam Birnberg
May 11, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

In “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the Guardians must explore the mysterious truth behind the parentage of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt). Directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” recaptures the same vibrant and eccentric tone of the original, providing an entertaining sequel in ...

‘9’ shines with top-notch production

‘9’ shines with top-notch production

Isaac Wert
April 29, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

After a decade of producing music professionally, Norwegian DJ and record producer Magnus Høiberg, known as Cashmere Cat, released his debut album, titled “9,” April 28. Up until this point, Høiberg’s career evolved from DJing remixes to producing records for artists such as The Weeknd, Ari...

New Netflix original shows gaining popularity:

New Netflix original shows gaining popularity:

KJ Preston Pepperell
April 28, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment

Since its beginning, Netflix has been consistent and reliable in supplying shows and movies that provide different options for its viewers to choose from. In recent years, Netflix began producing original content alongside network and cable shows. Of the 100+ original content options, two family-fri...

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