Marianne Combs Feature Archive

The Cedar Cultural Center is holding a concert to raise funds for victims and families of a building fire that took place just a few hundred feet from the music venue in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. (01/08/2014)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about ways to get out and enjoy the arts in spite of the deep cold. (01/02/2014)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk something for everyone, like many little holiday gifts — including something that has nothing to do with the holidays. (12/19/2013)
This morning the Walker Art Center returned one of the more sizable pieces in its contemporary art collection to its rightful place -- outdoors. (12/12/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about holiday shows that are traditional, as well as those that were once non-traditional but have become traditions themselves. (12/12/2013)
The Guthrie Theater is ending its 50th anniversary season in the red. Director Joe Dowling said the $437,862 shortfall -- which amounts to about 1.6 percent of the regional theater's $27 million budget -- comes as a "bit of a blow." (12/09/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about everything from postmodern dance to "Yippee ki-yay, Father Christmas." (12/05/2013)
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)