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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...

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Evelyn Nelson

April 26, 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. "Earth" — Lil’ Dicky ★★★☆☆ W...

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

David Bryant

April 22, 2019

After a shower of outstanding singles throughout 2017 and a 6-track EP in 2018, Los Angeles indie rock band Wallows pulls through with their debut album “Nothing Happens.” The initial publicity from the three-man band Wallows came from vocalist and guitarist Dylan Minnette, who held a lead role ...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019

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

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

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