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

mountain biker
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts happenings that encourage you to get out there and move. (10/16/2014)
Romeo and Juliet
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the artful happenings around town that will make you love Fall. (10/09/2014)
frank theatre new electric ballroom cast photo
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk about productions that present three diverse ways of storytelling. (09/25/2014)
A transgender equity summit Thursday in Minneapolis aims to address employment, health care and community-police relations. (09/24/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and John Munson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about three brand-new works opening in the Twin Cities. (09/18/2014)
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)
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)
Seven months after ending a contentious labor dispute and lockout of its musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra has inspired confidence in some major donors. The orchestra has received four anonymous gifts totaling $13.2 million, including one gift for $10 million. (08/27/2014)
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)