Marianne Combs Feature Archive

As the economic recession deepens, colleges and their students are feeling the pressure to stay afloat. Private art schools are facing their own particular challenges, convincing families they can lead a student to a successful career. (03/23/2009)
The decision was made last night despite the protests of Lowertown residents who say a train garage will seriously mar Lowertown's appeal as a neighborhood. (03/19/2009)
Minnesota author Bill Holm has died. Holm, who was also an English professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, was 65. (02/26/2009)
Another production of "Little House on the Prairie" highlights the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' 2009-2010 season. (02/24/2009)
Hiding beneath all the down coats, hats, scarves and boots, there is a thriving underground fashion scene in the Twin Cities. A group of young designers are making clothes for people with a penchant for Victorian era inspired clothing. (02/16/2009)
Hiding beneath all the down coats, hats, scarves and boots, there is a thriving underground fashion scene in the Twin Cities. A group of young designers are making clothes for people with a penchant for Victorian era inspired clothing. (02/16/2009)
This weekend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is celebrating one of its most cherished teachers, Kinji Akagawa. Over the past four decades Akagawa has taught students not just how to make art, but how to live their lives. (02/05/2009)
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is celebrating the book as an art form with it's exhibition "Text/Messages." It features books from the Walker's library, created by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Kara Walker among others. (01/30/2009)
These days we can be hyper-connected to what's going on, whether it's through mp3s, Facebook or Twitter. A new play opening this weekend in Minneapolis asks, in a world where we have access to so much information, how do we choose what's really important? (01/29/2009)
The irony in Andrea Stanislav's artwork is evident even in the title of her latest show. It's called "Holiday in the Sun," and it's opening on the coldest week in Minnesota in over five years. (01/16/2009)
Minneapolis writer Dobby Gibson just released a new collection of poetry called "Skirmish." He says it's a reference to the many small battles contained between the covers, including an ongoing battle between himself and his writing. (01/07/2009)
Despite the downturn in the economy, Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul is celebrating the end of the year on a financial high note. (12/29/2008)
This Sunday people will gather at a Twin Cities chapel to hear the story of Mary, mother of Jesus. It's not a sermon, but a musical concert, by local folk singer Ruth MacKenzie. (12/10/2008)
Soldiers who've experienced the war in Iraq say no matter how many images people see of the conflict, they can never truly understand what it's like. Knowing this, one Minnesota painter is still seeking to get closer to the truth. (11/25/2008)
Thousands of Minnesotans have already learned to live creatively on very little, and have done so for years quite successfully. They're artists and they have some advice to share with the rest of us. (11/19/2008)