Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Spanning nearly a century, the anthology places luminaries like Gordon Parks alongside contemporary spoken word artists. It explores what it means to be black in Minnesota. (02/05/2015)
This week Art Hounds check out a pottery show in St. Cloud, a joint production of "Death and the Maiden" and a new book of poetry by Danez Smith. (02/05/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three theatrical productions happening in the Twin Cities. (02/05/2015)
Her latest book, "Citizen: An American Lyric," was a finalist for the National Book Award and has been nominated for National Book Critics Circle Awards in both the categories of poetry and criticism. (The Daily Circuit, 02/04/2015)
This week, the Art Hounds take us to the Rochester Art Center, CAAM's annual dance concert, and the intersection of jazz and classical music. (01/29/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about good stuff happening this weekend in dance, theater and literature. (01/29/2015)
Jocelyn Hale, who led the Loft Literary Center through a period of growth and success, will leave in August as the center celebrates its 40th anniversary. (01/28/2015)
This week we travel to Granite Falls for photographs of the prairie, examine Bertolt Brecht's treatment of women, and check out John Gaspard's novel "The Ambitious Card." (01/22/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events this coming weekend, a couple of which are this weekend only. (01/22/2015)
Minnesota native Julie Buffalohead, a member of the Ponka tribe based in Oklahoma, draws on Native American storytelling, and animals to comment on popular culture, American history and motherhood. (01/15/2015)
The Art Hounds tell us about a new movie starring all-Duluth talent, the return of 12 Rods and Jill Bernard's improvised one-woman musical. (01/15/2015)
This week on Art Hounds: A two-woman show starring a real-life friendship, Brian Beatty's plaid shirts head to Duluth and a wide-ranging art exhibit at Banfill-Locke. (01/08/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about one arts event each for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (01/08/2015)
Shakespeare in the sculpture park, a new generation of African-American actors and a master drummer in Montevideo are among the Art Hounds' picks. (12/18/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley on The Current's Morning Show to talk about arts events that are nothing to do with the holidays but have plenty of sparkle all the same. (12/18/2014)