Marianne Combs Feature Archive

The Academy Award-winning actress visited the Golden Valley school, which draws students from across the state. She was there thanks to senior Ben Schultz, who has been corresponding with Andrews' agent for the past two years in the hopes of convincing her to visit. (05/12/2011)
The Minneapolis theater said it needed to raise $400,000 by last night's annual fundraiser to remain viable. It's doubtful that it reached its goal, but that doesn't mean the 101-year-old venue will shut its doors. (05/01/2011)
Riverside Plaza is about to get a $65 million facelift. When architect Ralph Rapson designed the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis in the early 1970s, he envisioned a chic living space reflective of modernist design. But over the years the colored panels on the buildings have faded, and the apartments have aged. (04/27/2011)
For the past nine weeks, the bloggers on State of the Arts have been describing fun and interesting terminology used in the arts. Now they've put together an online quiz to see how much you remember. (04/05/2011)
There's no shortage of arts events in the Twin Cities this weekend. Above, George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" is playing at the Guthrie Theater. (03/24/2011)
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)