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Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

March 14, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Sophomore composes musical, plays five instruments

Samantha Klepfer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Student Profiles

According to sophomore Amara Foner, she has been learning music since she was 4 years old. “I play piano, cello, flute, viola and ocarina. I’ve been playing piano since I was 4, and I was 9 when I started cello,” Foner said. “I was 11 when I started flute; I started viola last year, and I sta...

Cut Through the Noise: Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Katy Perry, Zedd (Week of Feb. 22)

Cut Through the Noise: Bebe Rexha, John Legend, Katy Perry, Zedd (Week of Feb. 22)

Samantha Klepfer

February 25, 2019


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.   Last Hurrah - Bebe Rexha ★★★☆☆ ...

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Battle of Bands hosted in new location

Yonit Krebs

February 22, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Senior Andreina Rodriguez, who performed with senior Ben Klepfer at the Battle of the Bands event hosted by the Nest, said despite her initial apprehensions, their performance was successful. “I was really nervous, and I thought there was going to be less people but there was a lot and they were al...

Cut Through the Noise: Jaden Smith, Kodak Black, The Chainsmokers (Week of Dec. 21)

Cut Through the Noise: Jaden Smith, Kodak Black, The Chainsmokers (Week of Dec. 21)

Ben Sanford

December 22, 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.   “Way Up” — Jaden Smith ★★★☆☆ ...

Live performance encourages confidence

Live performance encourages confidence

David Bryant

December 22, 2018


Filed under Features Columns

Since attending my first live music show at the Depot Coffee House freshman year, I have taken an interest in being in a band. Seeing a musical side to those kids who didn't say much at school was eye opening. After finding myself back at the Depot every month or two my involvement only grew, which e...

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Band to collaborate with Park Singers

Amaia Barajas

December 6, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As senior Lexi Lee, who plays clarinet in the wind ensemble, nears the last winter concert of her band career, she reflects on ending band and saying goodbye to another high school experience. “It’s weird to think about. I know everything has to end eventually in high school, but I’ve been in...

Singer pursues career in music

Singer pursues career in music

Noah Orloff

December 1, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles

As sophomore singer Leo Dworsky performs, he said his favorite parts of singing are developing relationships with others as well as improving his own vocal technique. “I love connecting with other people, but I don’t just do it for others. I do it for myself to better myself,” Dworsky said. ...

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 ★★...

Joji’s new album bores

Joji’s new album bores

Gabe Kaplan

November 13, 2018


Filed under Reviews

“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...

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

David Bryant

November 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews

With the release of Twenty One Pilots’ fifth studio album “Trench,” the band continues to evolve their sound with a persistent electronic groove. “Trench” kicks off with the industrial bass-driven track “Jumpsuit.” The quick cuts from heavy bass to light angelic vocals give the track ...

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Jenna Cook

October 16, 2018


Filed under Reviews

With the release of second studio album “Bambi,” Minnesota-based boyband Hippo Campus has diverged from their classic two guitars, one bass and drum kit sound. With the introduction of synths and other electronic sounds, the band has reinvented their sound while maintaining their style. The album opens...

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