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Fall favorites

Fall favorites

Isabel Kjaer and Creston Halstead

September 27, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

This infographic will help give ideas for fun things to do on fall weekends. As the weather cools, spice up your free time with amusing adventures.  ...

America’s greatest boy band

America’s greatest boy band

David Bryant

September 24, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

After the absolutely insane feat of recording and producing three albums in the span of one year under the Saturation Trilogy, American rap group and self-proclaimed boy band show no signs of slowing down upon the release of “Iridescence.” Brockhampton is a collective group of 13 artists, spanning a maj...

Cut Through the Noise: Dolly Parton, Lil Peep and The Black Eyed Peas (Week of Sept. 21)

Cut Through the Noise: Dolly Parton, Lil Peep and The Black Eyed Peas (Week of Sept. 21)

Samantha Klepfer

September 21, 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.   ‘Here I am’ - Dolly Parton, Sia  ★★...

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

Kate Schneider

September 19, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Upon the release of Travis Scott’s latest album release “Astroworld,” anticipation is met through personal lyrics and noticeable features such as Drake and The Weeknd. Travis Scott’s well-balanced mix of contemporary and mainstream rap through the tracklist gives a smooth path of songs for ...

Concert highlights jazz, audience connection

Concert highlights jazz, audience connection

Evie Nelson

September 18, 2018


Filed under Reviews

When I went to my first concert ever, this past week, all expectations were off the table. Bruno Mars’s music was a common sound in my house for as long as I can remember. Now that I am older, having the chance to see him singing all of the songs that I grew up with was unimaginable. The concer...

Cut Through the Noise: Silk City, Hozier and Kanye West (Week of Sept. 14)

Cut Through the Noise: Silk City, Hozier and Kanye West (Week of Sept. 14)

Jenna Cook

September 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.   Electricity (with Dua Lipa) - Silk City ft. M...

Cut Through the Noise: Why Not, Amine and Hippo Campus (Week of Sept. 7)

Cut Through the Noise: Why Not, Amine and Hippo Campus (Week of Sept. 7)

David Bryant

September 7, 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.   “Ready 4 the World” - Why Not ★★★...

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

Jenna Cook

September 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Following the tragic suicide bombing at one of her concerts last May 22, Ariana Grande put on a charity concert in memoriam of the victims. She has also performed at political events such as the March for Our Lives. Despite the traumatic experience, Grande has been hard at work on new music. “Sweetener” give...

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

Tjessa Arradondo

September 3, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, “Queen” brings out both old and new trap style vibes with tracks that deserve much needed hype. The Trinidadian-born rapper introduces part of her Carribean roots through songs such as “Ganja Burns,” which perfectly combines with Minaj’s traditional rap rhyt...

Netflix movie charms viewers

Netflix movie charms viewers

Jenna Cook

June 6, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

One of Netflix’s most recent original additions, “Ibiza” left me amused and entertained just as any good summer travel movie should. The film tells the story of a young woman, Harper (Gillian Jacobs), who travels to Spain on a business trip along with her friends. In a turn of events, Harper is ...

‘The Gender Game’ exceeds expectations

‘The Gender Game’ exceeds expectations

Hanna Schechter

June 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Bella Forrest’s “The Gender Game” contains action packed scenes, heartfelt moments and a captivating story line that keeps readers guessing. Although the plot is similar to many current fiction books, surprising incidents keeps readers engrossed in the novel. The story follows Violet Bates who is easily...

‘Solo’ delivers with appropriate tone

‘Solo’ delivers with appropriate tone

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

The recent addition to the Star Wars universe, “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” leaves the audience with a reminiscent of when the eponymous character first appeared on screen in “A New Hope,” that sentiment being ‘That was cool.’ “Solo: A Star Wars Story” tells the story of Han Solo (Alden...

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