Rap gets romantic: Sheeran combines old and new with “X”

The more things stay the same, the more they seem to change on Ed Sheeran’s second studio album ‘x.’ The feisty Brit – known as much for his fiery red hair as his angelic vocal chords – crooned his way into a million teenage girls’ hearts on his first album, ‘+,’ with tracks like “Give me Love” and “The A Team.” And while ‘x’ (pronounced “multiply”), builds on this familiar sound, a revamped Sheeran is also unveiled – one whose quick-fire raps and rhymes are nothing short of addicting.

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Sidewalk art grows up at downtown Sioux Falls’ SculptureWalk

A woman holding her chin in one hand gazes pensively down at the sidewalk below, a glow of melancholy surrounding her.

A victorious gridiron hero of days gone by cradles a pigskin.

A moose looks back over his shoulder as he lumbers along into the unknown wilderness.

These are just a few the figures, faces and personalities that populate the sidewalks of downtown Sioux Falls’ Phillips Ave. – a journey into the past, a look at the present and sometimes a glimpse of the future known as the Sculpture Walk.

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