Marianne Combs Feature Archive

The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul is set to close this June because of declining enrollment in a tough economy. But a group called CVA Action is trying to mount a rescue mission. (04/08/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about Artcrank and two new plays opening this weekend. (04/04/2013)
On April Fools' Day people often view the news with a certain amount of skepticism. A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts suggests that in today's media-saturated world, perhaps everyday is April Fools' - and people should always question the validity of what they see and hear. (04/01/2013)
Marianne Combs describes three very different types of stage performances happening this weekend. (03/28/2013)
Coming away from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new show "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness," I was struck by what I had learned. Curator Liz Armstrong has presented us with a series of conundrums and riddles, all pointing to the fragility of what we think of as reality. (03/23/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that blur the boundaries in various ways. (03/21/2013)
A small handful of Minnesotans took one step closer to getting a coveted James Beard award. (03/18/2013)
Three great stories about overcoming the odds are behind three new shows opening this weekend. (03/14/2013)
'Yellow Fever' opens at the Guthrie, Minneapolis hosts the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Shá Cage leads an artistic exploration of a provocative word (03/07/2013)
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company celebrates its tenth anniversary; a reality-TV set is turned upside down by 'Six Characters in Search of an Author'; and Joseph Scrimshaw explores 'How to Swear Like a Minnesotan' (02/28/2013)
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)