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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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‘Spotlight’ shines on all levels

Ethan Brown

December 3, 2015


Filed under Reviews

To say Tom McCarthy’s new film “Spotlight” is a great journalism film would be an understatement, because it’s the best journalistic film since “All the President’s Men.” “Spotlight” tells the story of the 2002 child molestation scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Boston and th...

Cat lovers gather for the purrfect festival

Cat lovers gather for the purrfect festival

Lauren VonEschen

August 12, 2015


Filed under City Entertainment

In mid-August, as people clad in cat costumes parade into St. Paul for the annual Cat Video Festival, senior Nitzana Flores said she finds herself most excited to spend her evening watching cute and funny cat videos. The Walker Art Center holds the festival for cat lovers to enjoy a evening fil...

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