Marianne Combs Feature Archive

"The Meds I'm On" explores both the burdens and blessings of medicated life. (03/23/2015)
This week on Art Hounds a fictional tavern becomes a reality, Helado Negro performs at the Ordway, and transgender issues get an absurd staging in "Hir." (03/19/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about three productions that deal, successively, from heavy, dark subject matter to purely light-hearted fare. (03/19/2015)
The 23 fellows from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will receive $50,000 to $100,000 to develop their leadership skills and conduct research. (03/17/2015)
While conditions so far this season haven't been perfect for maple syrup harvesting, this year already looks better than 2012, one of the worst syrup seasons in Minnesota history. (03/16/2015)
This week on Art Hounds, we take in a Somali poetry reading, an Elk River art show, and a music/improv mash-up. (03/12/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts happenings that allow us to enjoy life as spring is beginning in Minnesota. (03/12/2015)
A Minneapolis gallery tracks decades' worth of concerns for the earth. (03/11/2015)
Art Hounds take in the music of Paul Spring, Zoe Field's sculpture and a collaboration between Black Label Movement and the Bakken Trio. (03/05/2015)
Dance created from non-dance? A dress inspired by science? MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley to talk about arts events that draw inspiration from a variety of sources. (03/05/2015)
On loan from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, the show at the American Swedish Institute features couture designs that depict the work of Nobel laureates. (03/02/2015)
This week, the Art Hounds take in portraits of blues musicians, a performance of Scheherazade by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a play about art in the days of cavemen. (02/26/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about artistic happenings that involve a lot of physical movement and high energy. (02/26/2015)
The Ordway's first full season in its expanded St. Paul building includes Broadway musicals, world music concerts and dance performances. (02/23/2015)
This week the Art Hounds journey to an intimate gallery in Marshall, rave about Chris Schlichting's "punk rock" choreography, and take in an exhibition of music, and the art it was inspired by. (02/19/2015)