Marianne Combs Feature Archive

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has acquired a major collection of art works from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. (03/17/2011)
In an interview with AARP published on their website, Garrison Keillor said he plans to step down from hosting A Prairie Home Companion in the spring of 2013. (03/17/2011)
The host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" gave the retirement date in an interview for the AARP Bulletin's online books column released Wednesday. But the 68-year-old says he has to find his replacement first. (03/16/2011)
A decade ago, a Peace Corps volunteer taught some African kids about Santa Claus. In turn, they taught her about generosity. (12/25/2010)
The family of Fred B. Scheel, a noted photographer from the Fargo-Moorhead area, recently gave a almost-forgotten set of photographs to the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. (11/24/2010)
In artist Leslie Holt's series "Hello Masterpiece," she recreates masterworks -- with one addition. She says adding "Hello Kitty" examines how the reproduction of masterpieces reduces them to something much less than the original work of art. (11/20/2010)
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 28-year-old Mike Larsen, known to his fans as Eyedea, the result of an accidental overdose that led to "opiate toxicity." (11/18/2010)
There's plenty of arts events going on this weekend to distract you from the heat and humidity. Above, The Secret School by Rudy Fig, part of an exhibition this weekend at The Gallery @ FOX TAX in Minneapolis. (08/13/2010)
There have already been a couple of weekends we've declared must be the "biggest" or "best" weekends for the arts in the Twin Cities, but this weekend puts them to shame. (08/06/2010)
The 17th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival pulls up the curtains tomorrow at 15 venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota Public Radio's Arts Unit went to find out what's making this year's "Fringe" unique. (08/04/2010)
Marrianne Combs joins us from MPR's State of the Arts blog for an exploration of arts and culture in Minnesota. (07/13/2010)
Taj Mahal, above will be playing at the Minnesota Zoo Saturday night. Read more and take a look at what else is on tap in the arts world this weekend. (07/09/2010)
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)