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6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

6 hot tracks missing from your Summer playlist

Isaac Wert

June 3, 2018


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Now that it’s finally Summer, there’s nothing better than rolling the windows down and taking an exhilarating drive to celebrate the nice weather. No matter what your plans are, everyone needs an upbeat, feel-good soundtrack for their summer. These are 6 underrated songs you don’t know your goo...

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Cut Through the Noise: Christina Aguilera, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora

Amaia Barajas

May 30, 2018


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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. "Fall in Line" by Christina Aguilera (featuring Demi...

Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Attention-grabbing performances take over the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Tjessa Arradondo

May 30, 2018


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Despite being an award show, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on May 20, was jam-packed with throwback performances from artists like Janet Jackson and Salt-N-Peppa. However, the highlight of the show was the acknowledgement of the current events and gun violence happening nationwide. Kelly...

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

Maddie Lund

May 29, 2018


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Rating: ⅘ Stars Shawn Mendes’ new self-titled album, “Shawn Mendes” is everything young fans need today. At just 19 years-old, Mendes already has three albums under his belt, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mendes’ sophomore album, “Illuminate,” released in September 2...

Beth El, Benilde-St. Margaret’s to host music festival

Beth El, Benilde-St. Margaret’s to host music festival

Yonit Krebs

May 24, 2018


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Looking forward to an upcoming music festival co-hosted by Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret’s, sophomore Miriam Hope, a member of Beth El Synagogue herself, said she encourages all students to take part in the event. “I don't think it matters if you're a member of Beth El or if you g...

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

Claire Bargman

May 21, 2018


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Austin Post’s new album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys” portrays themes of excessive fame and trust issues. The album is filled with touching lyrics that many listeners can relate to. According to Post’s tweet from December of 2016, “Beerbongs & Bentleys isn’t a song… it’s a whole ...

Cut Through the Noise: Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, The Beths, Beach House (Week of May 18)

Cut Through the Noise: Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, The Beths, Beach House (Week of May 18)

David Bryant

May 20, 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.   “Shoota” - Playboi Carti (featuring Lil Uzi Vert): ★...

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Cut Through the Noise: Celine Dion, Troye Sivan, Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull (Week of May 11)

Samantha Klepfer

May 20, 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.   “Ashes” by Celine Dion: ★★★★★  ...

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

Ruby Stillman

May 17, 2018


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On Mother’s Day, my mom rounded up our family, and we all headed to the Uptown Theatre to see “RBG,” a documentary about the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I have always had an affinity for Ginsburg — I even dressed as her for Halloween this year — but after seeing the m...

Exhibit manufactures new from old

Exhibit manufactures new from old

Emma Yarger

May 8, 2018


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Even for long-time modern art lovers this small exhibit, “The Way Things Go” could be easily overlooked and underestimated. “The Way Things Go” is featured at the Walker Art Center and consists of one large room with sculptures, wall-hanging art pieces and two side rooms with videos. The main ro...

‘Black-ish’ sets aside signature comedy, exploring tension between evolving main characters

‘Black-ish’ sets aside signature comedy, exploring tension between evolving main characters

Isaac Wert

May 8, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

While many popular TV comedies begin to feel like self-satire after multiple seasons, relying on the same jokes and predictable plotlines for years on end, ABC’s “Black-ish” effectively subverts this curse, with its fourth season exploring the growing pains in Dre and Rainbow’s marriage, the c...

Netflix show brings diversity to the industry

Netflix show brings diversity to the industry

Amaia Barajas

May 7, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

When I first heard of this show, I thought it was going to be another cheesy Netflix teen show, but thank God it wasn’t. Instead of the usual obnoxious and tacky characters some teen shows generate, “On My Block” is able to show dynamic characters with new, talented actors. “On My Block” t...

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