Marianne Combs Feature Archive

MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three can't-miss events that span a number of the arts: musical theater, dance and photography. They just might warm the cockles of your heart. (01/23/2014)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four big news stories in the local arts scene, plus two new events you can check out this weekend. (01/16/2014)
The Guthrie Theater is furloughing the majority of its full time non-union employees for a week in January. (01/15/2014)
Emily Baxter wants people who have been convicted of crimes to get a second chance. To persuade others that they should, Baxter is employing an interesting argument. (01/13/2014)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about two arts openings this Friday: visual artist Anne Labovitz's 'Layers' exhibition, and 'Griffelkin', an opera staged by Minnesota Opera's Project Opera youth-training program. (01/09/2014)
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)