Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Despite numerous challenges, Pillsbury House has changed people's expectations for what a community center can achieve with an injection of artistic talent. (02/18/2013)
This weekend brings a dance and theater production that takes a fresh look at everyday life, a mash-up of hip hop and Greek tragedy, and an innovative re-imagining of a classic TV show (02/14/2013)
Starting at 8:58pm on June 8, the arts will have their night - all night - in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul. (02/11/2013)
Many people claim our cold weather helps foster a healthy readership. Whatever the cause, both Minneapolis and St. Paul placed prominently in the new "America's Most Literate Cities" report. (02/07/2013)
This weekend brings a film festival of Minnesota-made animation, a staging of the Gothic 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and a re-imagining of 'Little Red Riding Hood.' (02/07/2013)
Three new stage productions open this weekend in Minneapolis and St. Paul (01/31/2013)
Maria Genne, the founder and artistic director of Kairos Dance, used to have a career that focused on dancing with young people. But as she grew older, Genne began looking at how she could create dance in which everyone felt welcome, and how music and storytelling could be used to stimulate the minds and bodies of the elderly in ways modern science is only beginning to fully appreciate. (01/28/2013)
This week, MPR News Arts Editor Marianne Combs talks to The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about an art sled rally, a world premiere of a play and a choir's silver anniversary. (01/24/2013)
Subzero temperatures across the state made for a bitterly cold Martin Luther King Day. (01/21/2013)
The school's administration says the four-year arts college was unable to weather the current economic crisis and continue to meet the financial and academic needs of its students. The school has made arrangements with MCAD for current students. (01/16/2013)
The Latino community in the Twin Cities has a long history, dating back to the 1920s and 30s when Mexican immigrants moved to the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul to work in meat packing plants and sugar beet fields. (12/28/2012)
Eagan native Nicholas Mrozinski will be coming home after placing third on NBC's vocal competition show "The Voice." Mrozinski, known to the audience as Nicholas David, was one of the three finalists on the program. (12/18/2012)
Jeanne Calvit, our latest Art Hero, is the founder and director The Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Minneapolis, which serves 130 artists with a range of physical and developmental disabilities. (12/17/2012)
Ballet Minnesota's dancers are impressive to watch on stage, but just as impressive is the work of the seamstresses who ensure their costumes are ready for the annual production of Nutcracker. (12/13/2012)
After a brief return home to visit their families, Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott, and Trevin Hunte all took to the stage Monday night for the penultimate round of "The Voice." (12/11/2012)