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Cut Through the Noise: Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid, Kanye West and Mason Ramsey (Week of May 2)

Cut Through the Noise: Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid, Kanye West and Mason Ramsey (Week of May 2)

Talia Lissauer

May 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

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.   Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid “Youth”  ★★...

‘Dear White People’ to return for second season

‘Dear White People’ to return for second season

Lukas Levin

May 3, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“Dear White People,” a show known for its outrageous humor and blunt truth about society will be coming back to Netflix May 4. The popular Netflix comedy centers on a group of students of color who attend Winchester University, a fictional Ivy League school with a predominantly white population. Much of the...

‘Isle of Dogs’ raises the ruff on storytelling

‘Isle of Dogs’ raises the ruff on storytelling

Evelyn Nelson

April 30, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Heading into the theater, I did not know what to expect when my friends decided to see “Isle of Dogs.” Being one of the first Wes Anderson films I have seen, I came in with a positive mindset. Yet not knowing much about Anderson’s style gave me a sense of hesitancy. Within just the first five minu...

Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)

Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)

Addie Warg

April 27, 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.   “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd ...

Cut Through the Noise: Carrie Underwood, Janelle Monáe ft. Grimes and Bebe Rexha ft. Quavo (Week of April 18)

Cut Through the Noise: Carrie Underwood, Janelle Monáe ft. Grimes and Bebe Rexha ft. Quavo (Week of April 18)

Samantha Klepfer

April 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.   Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood ★★★★☆ Carrie Unde...

Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ radiates maturity, resilience

Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ radiates maturity, resilience

Isaac Wert

April 20, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Ariana Grande, 2014’s breakout pop star, was jolted to public attention last May following a terror attack at her Manchester concert. The ISIS-led bombing shocked the world, with 22 audience members perishing and more than 100 injured. This tragedy could have sent Grande into an endless downward s...

Rappers in Park dream big

Rappers in Park dream big

Emma Yarger

April 18, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

[one-third-first] Bekele focuses on inspiring listeners Sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he wakes up every morning thinking about winning a Grammy someday. “(Rapping) is my passion. I mean (winning a grammy) is unrealistic right now, but that is my dream,” Bekele said. “I think music is something I’m goin...

Cut Through the Noise: Sabrina Claudio, Khalid, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and SZA (Week of April 13)

Cut Through the Noise: Sabrina Claudio, Khalid, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Cardi B and SZA (Week of April 13)

Isaac Wahl

April 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.   "Don’t Let Me Down" - Sabrina Claudio (f...

‘A Quiet Place’ brings depth to horror genre

‘A Quiet Place’ brings depth to horror genre

Amaia Barajas

April 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Walking into the theater last Friday night, I had low expectations for the movie “A Quiet Place.” This was not because I thought it would be a waste of my time or another dumb horror movie, but frankly, it’s because I hate horror movies. I don’t like to pay to be scared, but I was pleasantly surpr...

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ presents stunning scenery

Samantha Klepfer

April 15, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“A Wrinkle in Time,” based on the beloved book by Madeleine L'Engle, creates a vibrant and colorful universe filled with mysterious and powerful forces. The film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she travels through the universe in search of her father. The A-list cast provides mixed performances. Alt...

Cut Through The Noise: Lil Dickey, Chris Brown, Migos, Drake, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign (Week Of April 6th)

Cut Through The Noise: Lil Dickey, Chris Brown, Migos, Drake, Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign (Week Of April 6th)

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

April 8, 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.   "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dickey (feat. Chris B...

‘Staying at Tamara’s’ espouses highest form of positivism

‘Staying at Tamara’s’ espouses highest form of positivism

Eli Curran-Moore

April 4, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Already topping the charts at number one in the UK, British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s new album “Staying at Tamara’s” is inspired by Ezra’s world voyages, titled from his recent stay at an Airbnb in Barcelona owned by said Tamara. It's no surprise then the 11 track album is described by the a...

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