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Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)

Cut Through the Noise: The Weeknd, G-Eazy ft. Yo Gotti and Cardi B (Week of April 25)

Addie Warg

April 27, 2018

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.   “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd ...

Pit orchestra reflects on choir musical

Pit orchestra reflects on choir musical

Samantha Klepfer

April 25, 2018

According to sophomore and pit orchestra bassist Sam Sietsema, his favorite part of musicals is the bond formed among the group of people involved. “When you have a whole ensemble working together it’s not just the cast (but) it’s also the crew, and the pit, and the directors, all the parts wo...

Cut Through the Noise: Carrie Underwood, Janelle Monáe ft. Grimes and Bebe Rexha ft. Quavo (Week of April 18)

Cut Through the Noise: Carrie Underwood, Janelle Monáe ft. Grimes and Bebe Rexha ft. Quavo (Week of April 18)

Samantha Klepfer

April 21, 2018

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.   Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood ★★★★☆ Carrie Unde...

Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ radiates maturity, resilience

Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ radiates maturity, resilience

Isaac Wert

April 20, 2018

Ariana Grande, 2014’s breakout pop star, was jolted to public attention last May following a terror attack at her Manchester concert. The ISIS-led bombing shocked the world, with 22 audience members perishing and more than 100 injured. This tragedy could have sent Grande into an endless downward s...

Rappers in Park dream big

Rappers in Park dream big

Emma Yarger

April 18, 2018

[one-third-first] Bekele focuses on inspiring listeners Sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he wakes up every morning thinking about winning a Grammy someday. “(Rapping) is my passion. I mean (winning a grammy) is unrealistic right now, but that is my dream,” Bekele said. “I think music is something I’m goin...

Orchestra travels to Hawaii

Orchestra travels to Hawaii

Samantha Klepfer

April 14, 2018

On Thurs. March 22, orchestra, along with band, got on a plane bound for Honolulu, Hawaii. Senior bassist Joshua Somaiah said the group going to Hawaii met outside of school hours to prepare for the trip. “Practice-wise we (had) a lot of practice in class and we (didn’t take) any days off,” Somaiah sa...

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

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

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

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

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...

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