Marianne Combs Feature Archive

A stage production of the children's book "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" is opening this weekend at a theater in St. Paul. (07/07/2010)
Taste of Minnesota is taking over Harriet Island, but the annual festival is not all that's happening this holiday weekend. (07/02/2010)
A lot of people were disappointed when the Icelandic volcano put the kybosh on Alexander McCall Smith's visit to the Twin Cities recently - including the author himself. (06/04/2010)
After nearly 30 years with the company, Minnesota Opera President and CEO Kevin Smith plans to step down. (05/12/2010)
Minnesota Historical Society Director Nina Archabal is retiring after serving in that capacity for 23 years. (04/22/2010)
Carolyn Holbrook, a longtime advocate of arts in education, received special recognition Saturday night at the Minnesota Book Awards, for her contributions to Minnesota's literary community. (04/18/2010)
State of the Arts blogger Marianne Combs paid an homage to record stores on a recent trip to Vintage Music in Minneapolis. There she was treated to a tour, and a lesson on music history, by owner Scott Holthus. (04/16/2010)
A new exhibit of abstract images from Marco Breuer is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (02/19/2010)
Tom Stoppard's play "Rock 'n' Roll" is making its regional premiere at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The show examines the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and the role rock music had in its demise. (01/25/2010)
In the wake of the earthquakes in Haiti, many Twin Cities artists have organized events to raise moeny for relief efforts. (01/21/2010)
Around this time of year there are almost as many holiday productions in Minnesota as bodies of water, but if you're looking for something a little different, grab yourself an egg nog, we'll take it from here. (12/08/2009)
More than 3,300 Minnesota non-profits raised in excess of $14 million in charitable contributions earlier this week in the first known attempt to raise money for non-profits statewide in one day, on one Web site. (11/19/2009)
If you support Minnesota arts or other non-profit organizations regularly, you've probably gotten at least one e-mail message about "Give to the Max Day." MPR arts reporter Marianne Combs talked about what exactly GiveMN.org is. (11/16/2009)
Have an arts related question you've always wondered about, but have been too embarrassed to ask? Never fear, "Arts 101" is here! (11/04/2009)
Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, spoke this morning to a group of arts leaders at the Ordway in St. Paul. His message? Don't panic. (08/26/2009)