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Cut Through the Noise: the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Vance Joy, Jennifer Lopez (Week of Feb. 8)

Cut Through the Noise: the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, Vance Joy, Jennifer Lopez (Week of Feb. 8)

Samantha Klepfer

February 9, 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. "Pray For Me" - the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar: ★★★...

Winter concert honors fallen soldiers

Winter concert honors fallen soldiers

Maddie Lund and Emma Kempf

December 13, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

According to band teacher Steven Schmitz, the first band concert of the year previewed holiday music and songs they will perform on their trip to Hawaii this spring. “We wanted to have a holiday element for sure, so every band had a holiday piece. There was some Hanukkah represented and Christmas,”...

Song promotes difficult conversation

Song promotes difficult conversation

Anna duSaire

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features Columns

Hearing a white man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat use the N-word in the opening of a music video sets off several warning signs for me. The initial shock and intensity in the man's words is intriguing and concerning at the same time. The song and video “I’m Not Racist”, released Nov. 28, by Joyner Lucas shin...

The Depot welcomes Park musicians

The Depot welcomes Park musicians

Alex Balfour

September 21, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

As Dopeamine’s most recently added member junior Marco Giovennelli rehearses with his new bandmates, he said he remains impressed with the band’s focus on continuous improvement. “I know I wasn’t with them, but last year (Dopeamine) had this show at The Depot and it wasn’t really good and...

Cut Through the Noise: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Jason Derulo (Week of Sept. 8)

Cut Through the Noise: Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Jason Derulo (Week of Sept. 8)

Isaac Wert

September 8, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews, Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success.   “...Ready for It” by Taylor Swift: ★★★★ Foll...

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...

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Band performs at Edina concert contest

Hannah Leff and Lukas Levin

April 28, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Band teacher Steven Schmitz said he was proud when the band received a superior rating for the second year in a row and the second time in the band’s history. According to Schmitz, the band traveled to Edina High School April 24 to perform in a large group contest with other schools. “It...

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...

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Freshman expresses passion for orchestra

Eleanor Kline-Olson

April 27, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Life, Student Profiles

According to freshman Hannah Greenstein, growing up learning to play orchestral instruments began her love of orchestra, which made her realize she wants orchestra to be in her future. “I would hopefully like to major in music and continue (playing orchestra) professionally,” Greenstein said. ...

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