Marianne Combs Feature Archive

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)
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)