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

circus juventas performance showdown
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
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)
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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)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that get people out and inspired to move. (07/10/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a production that celebrates Pride Weekend, about the Minnesota Museum of American Art's 2014 Biennial, and how to catch a Shakespeare play in a park. (06/26/2014)
Sandy Spieler, artistic director of In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and founder of the annual May Day Parade has won the McKnight Foundation's prestigious Distinguished Artist Award for 2014. (06/20/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that incorporate dance or are based on dance and then push the limits and boundaries of the art form even further. (06/19/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a big weekend that features Northern Spark 2014 and the opening of the Metro Transit Green Line. (06/12/2014)
This week, the transgender rock musician learned that she had prevailed in a battle with the Minnesota Department of Revenue, which had determined that she owed the state $3,535 for three years of back taxes. (06/06/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean MacPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about amazing things happening in the arts this weekend. (06/05/2014)
The 21-year-old theater company's venue is located across the street from the Union Depot, at a Green Line stop. (05/30/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that all happen to be taking place in St. Paul this weekend. (05/29/2014)
For some veterans, creating art helps them process their experiences. (05/23/2014)