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

Struggling with financial problems and falling enrollment, the school plans to continue in a new location. (06/26/2015)
Twin Cities Jazz Festival
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about hot new stuff happening in the hot summer weather, including dance, theater and a free jazz festival. (06/25/2015)
'The Illusion'
This week: a bass-player from Beirut, Tony Kushner's "The Illusion" and a new play about an early Winona family staged in their 1856 home. (06/25/2015)
This month, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts opened an exhibition of one of da Vinci's original notebooks, the "Codex Leicester," which offers a window into the Renaissance man's creative genius. (06/22/2015)
This week Art Hounds offer up two events that celebrate the Mississippi River, plus a summer festival from Skylark Opera. (06/18/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley to talk about plenty of arts events to pick from: a midsummer celebration, a gripping new play and the opening of an art exhibit that is a retrospective of the visual art by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh. (06/18/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a new play, some community-participation dance events and a whole bunch of reasons to stay up all night on Saturday. (06/11/2015)
This week Art Hounds discuss a classical Indian dance ballet, an international competition for young pianists, and a very large red ball. (06/11/2015)
One Voice Mixed Chorus found inspiration in the shifting boundaries of gender identity. (06/10/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a comedy show at Bedlam Theatre, a summery art exhibit at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and a play that came about 'according to a recent study.' (06/04/2015)
This weekend, Art Hounds will be carving spoons in Milan, celebrating all things rhubarb in Lanesboro and checking out a new play about abortion. (06/04/2015)
A new exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis showcases photos by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, who explores the growing environmental crisis of water scarcity and contamination. (06/02/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a multilingual cabaret and two takes on Shakespeare classics, <em>Hamlet</em> and <em>Twelfth Night</em>. (05/28/2015)
This week on Art Hounds: "Made Here," Contempo Physical Dance and a drive into Wisconsin for the spring "Fresh Art" tour. (05/28/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about two photo exhibitions and a theater show that has been getting rave reviews. (05/21/2015)