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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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three arts events to fill out your Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening with moving tributes and wry commentary. (04/10/2014)
Saturday marked the 26th Minnesota Book Awards at St. Paul's Union Depot. The annual ceremony celebrates some of the greatest new books by Minnesotans. (04/06/2014)
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MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four arts events this weekend that are inspiration to get out to enjoy despite the weather. (04/03/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about three arts happenings around town this weekend -- on stage, in song and in textiles. (03/13/2014)
According to an article in the Huffington Post yesterday, Benedict Cumberbatch is scheduled to visit Minneapolis this spring, in his first U.S. fan event appearance. Sound too good to be true? At this point, it is. (03/12/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts events that reflect this thawing weather and inspire movement and fun with motion. (03/06/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about public art at Union Depot, a new production at Mixed Blood Theater and an Henri Matisse exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (02/27/2014)
With Valentine's Day tomorrow, MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that look at different meanings of love. (02/13/2014)
Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor and Artistic Director Osmo Vanska says it's time for President Michael Henson to step down. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has the story. (02/09/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about ways to express your love on Valentine's Day through the arts. These tips can help enrich your life and relationship -- and they can also help you avoid that last-minute Valentine's Day rush. (02/06/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three reasons to get out of the house this weekend despite the snowy, wintry weather. (01/30/2014)
Just as Minnesota Dance Theatre is about to launch into its second weekend of performances at The Lab in Minneapolis, the MDT's Board of Directors has announced it's resigned. (01/28/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three can't-miss events that span a number of the arts: musical theater, dance and photography. They just might warm the cockles of your heart. (01/23/2014)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four big news stories in the local arts scene, plus two new events you can check out this weekend. (01/16/2014)
The Guthrie Theater is furloughing the majority of its full time non-union employees for a week in January. (01/15/2014)