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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...

‘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...

‘Black Panther’ delivers satisfactory entertainment

‘Black Panther’ delivers satisfactory entertainment

February 26, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

“Black Panther,” Marvel's newest superhero installment, provides a captivating story along with compelling characters and themes. The film follows the Marvel comic superhero Black Panther, aka King T’Challa, as he returns to his home country and kingdom of Wakanda to combat the sins of his ances...

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Mediterranean restaurant replaces West End Dairy Queen

Sophie Olmen, Katie Hardie, and Hayley Westwood

February 16, 2018


Filed under News

Upon discovering the West End Dairy Queen was leaving in place for Roti Modern Mediterranean, junior Anika Hanson said she was interested in learning more about the new restaurant. “I’m upset that the DQ (Dairy Queen) is closing because I went there for ice cream a lot, but I’m excited to try the...

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown

Katie Hardie

February 8, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

The 2018 Winter Olympics at PyeongChang: A rundown: Find out the details of this year's games.

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Isaac Wert

August 25, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Following the departure of their stand-out member, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third studio album further justifies the group’s mediocre reputation. “7/27,” Fifth Harmony’s second album, achieved moderate success. Its multi-platinum lead single, “Work From Home,” rocked ...

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...

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...

‘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...

Top radio stations in the Twin Cities

Top radio stations in the Twin Cities

Devin Raynor

April 28, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Pop: 97.1 - Cities 97 (5/5) Cities 97 claims to play “more music, more variety” and gives you just that. Unlike some pop stations, this one doesn’t constantly replay songs, so you can usually listen for a long time without hearing the same song twice. Plus, if the station isn’t playing a...

New “Star Wars” film presents stellar experience

Ethan Brown

December 22, 2015


Filed under Reviews

Before Dec. 18, no "Star Wars" film compared to George Lucas’ original trilogy. Fortunately, J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” lives up to all expectations and lays the foundation for many great films to come.

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