Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Kevin Smith led the Minnesota Opera for 25 years until he retired in 2011. (05/22/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts happenings taking place both inside and outside as the long weekend approaches. (05/22/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley live from Psycho Suzi's to talk about Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. (05/16/2014)
By joining forces, Penumbra Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, New Native Theater, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea, aim to broaden cultural perspectives in the local theater scene. (05/12/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a range of arts offerings this weekend. (05/08/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the May Day Parade in Minneapolis's Powderhorn neighborhood as well as two can't-miss plays. (05/01/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that will take you to hell and back this weekend, from an R-rated ballet (!) to a spring arts festival. (04/24/2014)
Izzy's, the Twin Cities ice cream chain, is marking National Poetry Month by hosting a "Haiku Hiring Party." (04/21/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts-related reasons to get oneself out of bed despite the ostensibly endless winter. (04/17/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three arts events to fill out your Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening with moving tributes and wry commentary. (04/10/2014)
Saturday marked the 26th Minnesota Book Awards at St. Paul's Union Depot. The annual ceremony celebrates some of the greatest new books by Minnesotans. (04/06/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four arts events this weekend that are inspiration to get out to enjoy despite the weather. (04/03/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about three arts happenings around town this weekend -- on stage, in song and in textiles. (03/13/2014)
According to an article in the Huffington Post yesterday, Benedict Cumberbatch is scheduled to visit Minneapolis this spring, in his first U.S. fan event appearance. Sound too good to be true? At this point, it is. (03/12/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts events that reflect this thawing weather and inspire movement and fun with motion. (03/06/2014)