Marianne Combs

Marianne Combs

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
mcombs@mpr.org


Marianne Combs reports on the arts for MPR News. Combs joined Minnesota Public Radio in 1993. Since then, she has hosted State of the Arts, a weekly program dedicated to Minnesota's arts community, and worked as a reporter, producer and anchor at stations in Duluth, Rochester and St. Paul. In 1997 Combs left Minnesota Public Radio to work with the Peace Corps in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa, where she served for three years.

Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Dance performance
This week, the Art Hounds take us to the Rochester Art Center, CAAM's annual dance concert, and the intersection of jazz and classical music. (01/29/2015)
Contempo Physical Dance, Motiro
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about good stuff happening this weekend in dance, theater and literature. (01/29/2015)
Jocelyn Hale
Jocelyn Hale, who led the Loft Literary Center through a period of growth and success, will leave in August as the center celebrates its 40th anniversary. (01/28/2015)
This week we travel to Granite Falls for photographs of the prairie, examine Bertolt Brecht's treatment of women, and check out John Gaspard's novel "The Ambitious Card." (01/22/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events this coming weekend, a couple of which are this weekend only. (01/22/2015)
Minnesota native Julie Buffalohead, a member of the Ponka tribe based in Oklahoma, draws on Native American storytelling, and animals to comment on popular culture, American history and motherhood. (01/15/2015)
The Art Hounds tell us about a new movie starring all-Duluth talent, the return of 12 Rods and Jill Bernard's improvised one-woman musical. (01/15/2015)
This week on Art Hounds: A two-woman show starring a real-life friendship, Brian Beatty's plaid shirts head to Duluth and a wide-ranging art exhibit at Banfill-Locke. (01/08/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about one arts event each for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (01/08/2015)
Shakespeare in the sculpture park, a new generation of African-American actors and a master drummer in Montevideo are among the Art Hounds' picks. (12/18/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley on The Current's Morning Show to talk about arts events that are nothing to do with the holidays but have plenty of sparkle all the same. (12/18/2014)
This week the Art Hounds take us to a Mankato children's museum in the process of being built, a musical respite from holiday stress, and a monster drawing rally. (12/11/2014)
It's the time of year when it's getting colder, it's winter, it's the holidays . . . time to gather round the fire for some storytelling and shared experiences. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley on The Current's Morning Show to talk about some heartwarming productions. (12/11/2014)
Ybarra's works range from the representational to the abstract, often combining the two. Many include references to his Mexican heritage. (12/09/2014)
This week Art Hounds check out Walking Shadow's production of "The Whale," MIA's "Italian Style" exhibit, and a new type of music called "Live Coding." (12/04/2014)