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

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named Julie Albers as its new principal cellist. Albers will officially begin her tenure in the 2015-16 season, but will join the SPCO on stage for eight weeks of the current season, including this weekend. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has more. (09/09/2014)
Target will cease funding the program at the end of the year. Second Harvest Heartland is looking for an alternative program to meet the students' needs. (09/06/2014)
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that will take you to new mental places. For instance, would you sell your shadow? (09/04/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art along a train line, in garages and out on a lake. (08/28/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk where to find arts exhibits and activities at the Minnesota State Fair. (08/21/2014)
First Fargo, now...Stillwater? (08/18/2014)
The theater has placed its staff members on a two-week furlough through the end of August. They will return as as needs and finances permit, with the hope of bringing them back full time as soon as possible Executive Director Loren Niemi said. (08/15/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events featuring rousing rhythms, rarely seen artworks, outdoor opera and a Japanese lantern-lighting ceremony. (08/14/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts events going on during early August. (08/07/2014)
Planning to catch a few Fringe Festival shows this weekend? Don't miss arts reporter Marianne Combs' annual collection of flash reviews from festivalgoers. (08/02/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk about three energy-infused events opening this weekend, a big weekend for arts in the Twin Cities. (07/31/2014)
Circus Juventas is now moving on to the next option, which includes a smaller renovation of the main building, and then possibly in five to 10 years establishing a second site in the Twin Cities for classes and performances. (07/30/2014)
Tonight marks the opening of "Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art" at the Walker Art Center, and the museum is calling it a groundbreaking survey of the last 50 years. (07/24/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that engage the community through performance art. (07/24/2014)
Marianne Combs joins The Morning Show to talk about the fun and playful weekend activities happening in the Twin Cities from July 17-21. (07/17/2014)