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Cut Through The Noise: Dua Lipa, Hayley Kiyoko, 070 Shake

Cut Through The Noise: Dua Lipa, Hayley Kiyoko, 070 Shake

Svea Bleske

January 5, 2020

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.   ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa ★★★★☆ "Fut...

Choir performs at winter concert

Choir performs at winter concert

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

December 19, 2019

Concert, varsity choir and Park Singers held a joint winter concert Dec. 12. Throughout the performance, the three choirs focused on winter and holiday themed music, mainly singing independently of each other. ...

Camila Cabello releases new album

Camila Cabello releases new album

Tamar Gewirtz

December 13, 2019

Although many fans are raving about Camila Cabello’s new album ‘Romance,’ I was not personally impressed by the music. The songs, specifically “My Oh My,” were catchy and pleasant to listen to at first, but ultimately sounded like every other pop song being released right now. It has a strikingly similar resemblance to Taylor Sw...

Music inspires passion, spreads hope

Music inspires passion, spreads hope

Nebyu Bekele

December 9, 2019

Music is something I have loved since I was a child. Every time music played on the radio or on television, I used to get up and dance. As I  grew up, I began developing a special attachment to it. Around age 12 or 13, I realized I wanted to be a part of making it. That’s when I started writing songs ...

Cut Through the Noise: Frank Ocean, Rex Orange County, Gucci Mane (ft. Dababy, YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

Cut Through the Noise: Frank Ocean, Rex Orange County, Gucci Mane (ft. Dababy, YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

Maddie Schutte

October 25, 2019

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.   Frank Ocean  - ‘DHL’ ★★★...

Cut Through the Noise: Post Malone ft. Meek Mill, Lil Baby, OneRepublic, Young Dolph ft. Key Glock

Cut Through the Noise: Post Malone ft. Meek Mill, Lil Baby, OneRepublic, Young Dolph ft. Key Glock

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

September 27, 2019

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. Post Malone - On the Road ft. Meek Mill, Lil ...

A final note for orchestra

A final note for orchestra

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne

June 7, 2019

As senior violinist Estelle Tronson looks back on her orchestra career, she remembers the relationships that grew from her time in the program. “I made some of my best friends through orchestra so I’m going to really miss all the people there. I also just really love music in general,” Tronson...

Mac Demarco’s new album highlights talented vocals

Mac Demarco’s new album highlights talented vocals

Kate Schneider

June 6, 2019

The dull and unchanging instrumental blended with Mac Demarco's repetitive vocals fill the opening track, the song "Here Comes the Cowboy." But after the drab aesthetic of the opening track, I was quickly and happily surprised as the album progressed. Straight away, “Nobody” instantly changed...

Musical reminder encourages attendance

Musical reminder encourages attendance

Maddie Schutte

June 6, 2019

What began as a tactic to remind students that class started in two minutes, math teacher Chad Austad said playing music in the math hallway has served as not only a reminder, but a fun activity for students during passing time. “We wanted to let (the students) know when there was two minutes left. So ...

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Orchestra prepares for spring concert

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

May 20, 2019

As junior bassist Mitchell VonEschen looks forward to his first spring concert, he reflects on the preparation the orchestra has been doing for the performance. “We are practicing our songs in class,” VonEschen said. “I think it will be good.” According to orchestra director Kou Lee, the cl...

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Orchestra pushes through challenges, inspires students

Samantha Klepfer, Izzy Kanne, and Carly Joseph

April 30, 2019

As junior violinist Yoni Potter looks back on his third District Festival, he said despite some difficulties, the experience was just as fun as previous years. “One of our soloists couldn’t make it so somebody had to substitute for her,” Potter said. “It was also kind of stressful because we d...

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