Marianne Combs Feature Archive

The Twin Cities has lost one its most generous arts supporters. Philanthropist Sage Cowles, the wife of the late John Cowles, died yesterday. She was 88. (11/22/2013)
Minnesota has lost the other half of one of its best known philanthropic couples. (11/22/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three shows that can help you forget the stress of the holiday season through hearty, healthy laughter. (11/21/2013)
Minnesotans managed to donate $17.1 million to more than 4,000 Minnesota schools and non-profits yesterday as part of the fifth annual Give to the Max Day using the GiveMN website. That total breaks last year's record, but donors and non-profits were stymied for several hours Thursday afternoon when the website crashed. (11/15/2013)
In a day marked by slow service, computer crashes and frustration on the part of both donors and organizations, Minnesota nonprofits and schools still managed to raise more than $17 million on Give to the Max Day, according to early estimates. (11/15/2013)
Give to the Max Day is temporarily stalled as the website fueling the statewide give-a-thon is apparently down. (11/14/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about a collaborative project between actors and military veterans, the 10-year anniversary concert of a Twin Cities dance company and a panto-style staging of <i>Cinderella</i> that's bawdy fun for all ages. (11/14/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three new stage productions in Minneapolis: <i>Driving Miss Daisy, An Outopia for Pigeons</i> and <i>Enter the R.T. Rybak</i>. (11/07/2013)
MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Jade to talk about all kinds of ways to celebrate Halloween that combine arts sensibility with ghosts-and-goblins fun. (10/31/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three arts happenings from the diverse areas of dance, literary arts and comedy theater. (10/17/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four productions that capture the spookiness of October. (10/10/2013)
More than 200 protesters took over Rice Park Tuesday night to demonstrate against the opening of the musical "Miss Saigon" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Ordway President Patricia Mitchell has acknowledged people may be upset by "Miss Saigon," but she says the work deserves to be shown. (10/09/2013)
MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about to talk about an art event and two productions that present the extraordinary in seemingly everyday people. (10/03/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about productions that span everything from Roman mythology to class issues to our own personal flaws. There's even a show where ticket prices are pay what you can. (09/26/2013)
At the annual event known affectionately to many as "theater prom," playwright Jeffrey Hatcher was crowned king. Hatcher was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th annual Iveys. (09/23/2013)