Marianne Combs Feature Archive

An installation made of yarn, new life for an art website and "The Nature of Nature." (04/16/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a writers' conference, a film festival and a comedy about growing up as a Filipino in Minnesota. (04/09/2015)
Children's says Tim Jennings, its managing director, will leave at the end of September to take over the Shaw Festival in Ontario. (04/07/2015)
This week art hounds enjoy some pop art humor in St. Peter, take in a music-dance-art collaboration at Public Functionary, and attend an "Uncreativity Festival" at Bryant Lake Bowl. (04/02/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about what's out there this weekend. "Let me tell you, it's 'out there' this weekend," Marianne says. Find out what's on tap by checking out the feature. (04/02/2015)
Sarah Rasmussen directed the Jungle's production of "In the Next Room" in 2012. She described the experience as feeling like "coming home." (03/31/2015)
This week Art Hounds take in "The Debutante's Ball," an evening of short performances at Bedlam Lowertown and paintings by Roger Nelson. (03/26/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts items that are in the news or on the edge - or a little bit of both. (03/26/2015)
An iconic American painting has made its way from the walls of the White House to Winona, Minnesota. (03/23/2015)
"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)