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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...

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


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From the discovery of Jon Bellion’s first studio album “The Human Condition” full of catchy fast-paced tracks like “All Time Low” and “Guillotine,” which combined a fun mix of rap and ranged singing on top of funky beats, I was excited to see what his newest release “Glory Sound Prep” o...

Musical.ly rebrands as TikTok

Musical.ly rebrands as TikTok

Maria Perez Barriga

December 5, 2018


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TikTok is an app for people to upload videos of themselves lip-syncing to songs or to watch other people’s short videos, according to The Verge. According to CNBC, the app was made in September 2016 by the company ByteDance. It originated in China where it is referred to as Douyin and is very popula...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

Dahlia Krebs

December 4, 2018


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With a flashy set and a star-studded cast, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” originally looked to be this year’s holiday movie for families. However, even the cast can’t save the rushed plot and predictable twists. In this version of the fairytale, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young and cl...

Cut Through the Noise: Mackenzie Ziegler, Celeste (feat. Gotts Street Park), Vic Mensa (Week of Nov. 30)

Cut Through the Noise:  Mackenzie Ziegler, Celeste (feat. Gotts Street Park), Vic Mensa (Week of Nov. 30)

Abby Intveld

November 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.   “Emoceans” — Mackenzie Ziegler ★★...

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

Mira Malka

November 25, 2018


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Although Freddie Mercury has been gone for almost 27 years, his story remains relevant today. “Bohemian Rhapsody” does a fantastic job of touching on difficult topics like sexuality, family dynamics, the AIDS epidemic, and the price of fame. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens with the story of Farrokh Bulsara ...

Cut Through the Noise: J Balvin, Billie Eilish, ZAYN (Week of Nov. 23)

Cut Through the Noise: J Balvin, Billie Eilish, ZAYN (Week of Nov. 23)

Amaia Barajas

November 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.   “Reggaeton” — J Balvin ★★★★...

Cut Through the Noise: Ashley Tisdale, Tee Grizzley, One Republic (Week of Nov. 16)

Cut Through the Noise: Ashley Tisdale, Tee Grizzley, One Republic (Week of Nov. 16)

Emma Yarger

November 16, 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.   “Voices In My Head” — Ashley Tisdale ...

Joji’s new album bores

Joji’s new album bores

Gabe Kaplan

November 13, 2018


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“BALLADS 1” marks a major career shift for Joji, a former viral internet star known for his Pink Guy and Filthy Frank personas. The tracklist originally wowed some, even reaching number one on Billboard’s R&B and hip-hop chart this month, but its mellow melodies and repetitive lyrics left me unimpressed. The album takes on...

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

Mira Malka

November 12, 2018


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When I went into the movie, I expected to see another typical comedy movie without much of a storyline. But by the time I left, I was pleasantly surprised. “Night School” follows a young Teddy (Kevin Hart), who is a witty high schooler. In the beginning, it shows him struggling in high schoo...

Cut Through the Noise: Anne-Marie, Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen (Week of Nov. 9)

Cut Through the Noise: Anne-Marie, Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen (Week of Nov. 9)

Emma Leff

November 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.   “Perfect To Me” by Anne-Marie ★★☆...

Swing dancing at Ukrainian Center open to all

Swing dancing at Ukrainian Center open to all

Sofie Geretz

November 8, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

According to senior Caroline Garland, swing dancing at the Ukrainian American Community Center is a fun activity where you can connect with new people. “The best part is that it’s a really social event and the people that you dance with really just want to have fun and help you get better at dan...

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