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P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” fails to impress

P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” fails to impress

Maddie Lund

October 18, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

After a five year break of writing movie scripts, diving into the country music genre, and being a mother, Alecia Moore, otherwise known as P!nk, is back with her seventh album “Beautiful Trauma,” and it’s not something to write home about. Moore’s performance and speech after receiving the...

Lil Pump’s first studio album fails to amaze

Lil Pump’s first studio album fails to amaze

WIlliam Phelan

October 12, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Lil Pump’s long awaited first studio album, aptly titled “Lil Pump,” was released on Thursday night, proving to be a direct extension of his previous singles. Initially, the tracklist is striking. Gazzy Garcia’s, known professionally as Lil Pump, self-titled first project includes a diver...

Demi Lovato dives into her roots with new album

Demi Lovato dives into her roots with new album

Isaac Wahl

October 3, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Well known pop singer Demi Lovato takes a dive into new territory with the release of her sixth studio album, “Tell Me You Love Me.” After five studio albums and a successful transition from her stardom on Disney channel to her own brand, she is ready to continue her music journey. Lovato in the...

Review: Do not walk out of ‘Mother!’

Review: Do not walk out of ‘Mother!’

Isaac Wert

September 24, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

“Mother!” is a cinematic masterpiece. The film is confusing, provocative and polarizing. To reveal more would ruin the intended effect of the film. The film’s writer/director, Darren Aronofsky, crafted “Mother!” with the intent that film-goers watch it without context. He even went as fa...

Community Meeting lead by Muslim representatives and speakers

Community Meeting lead by Muslim representatives and speakers

Hadeal Rizeq and Sophie Yarosh

September 20, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission (HRC) organized a meeting at Aquila Elementary School on Sept. 19 regarding a conversation and open-question session about Islam to community members of all races according to HRC leaders Katherine Arnold and Sara Garbers. One of the panelists, Sagal Abdirahman...

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 ...

‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

Isaac Wert

August 13, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Following a five-year hiatus from releasing music, and while dealing with ongoing legal battles, former party-girl icon Kesha released her triumphant third album, “Rainbow,” and we’re lucky to hear it. Kesha Rose Sebert, formerly known as “Ke$ha,” was once an international pop-star. Her...

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...

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

Isaac Wert

June 9, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Coming off a multi-year hiatus, Katy Perry re-enters the music scene with her fourth studio album, titled “Witness.” Described as “purposeful pop” about Perry’s various “liberations,” “Witness” fails to leave an impact on listeners. Perry’s previous album, “Prism,” was released in 2013, whe...

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a compelling new show

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ a compelling new show

Alexis Machoka

May 31, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

‘The Handmaid's Tale’, a best-selling novel written by Margaret Atwood, was recently adapted as a Hulu original. The show is set in a future dystopian society where the first book of the bible, the book of Genesis, is taken quite literally; women are forced to live as Handmaids under a fundamenta...

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Paramore explores new sonic territory

Maddie Lund

May 19, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

After two and a half years of silence, the band Paramore is back with their experimental new album “After Laughter." During their hiatus, the band lost its bassist Jeremy Davis, and gained their former drummer Zac Farro for this new album. “After Laughter” produced by Taylor York and Justin Meldal-J...

“Harry Styles” diverges from boyband to rock band

Samyu Yenemandra

May 18, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Uncategorized

Since the hiatus of One Direction, Harry Styles has kept most of his work on his debut album a secret. Instead of continuing along the mainstream pop path paved by his former band, “Harry Styles” pulls from classic rock influences to craft a refreshingly alternative solo debut. Styles’s albu...

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