Marianne Combs Feature Archive

People who suffer from chronic illness or debilitating trauma are often also afflicted by depression, deep frustration and low self-esteem. However a new program in the HealthEast network of hospitals is finding they can better improve their patients moods, and as a result, their health, through art. (04/05/2009)
In what could have been an episode of "Antiques Roadshow," a pastor in Dassel, Minn., has discovered a painting by one of the most pre-eminent Parisian Romantic painters of the 19th century. (03/31/2009)
Each year the Ordway present the Sally awards to individuals or institutions for their contributions to the state's cultural life. This year the Ordway is recognizing Bruce Coppock, former managing director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. (03/31/2009)
For the second time this year, the Minnesota Orchestra has announced budget cuts. (03/27/2009)
The Guthrie Theater is enacting wage freezes, work furloughs and layoffs in response to an anticipated 14 percent drop in revenue in the coming year. (03/25/2009)
The Guthrie Theater has announced its 2009-2010 season which contains 20 productions, including "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Macbeth." (03/23/2009)
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)