Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Friends of the Hennepin County Library have announced this year's author lecture series -- known as Pen Pals -- and it's an impressive one. (07/11/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about about the first in a series of three new plays and about two outdoor dance events that are perfect for summertime. (07/11/2013)
Euan Kerr and Chris Roberts recently reported on the bleak outlook of Minnesota Orchestra negotiations with its locked out musicians. The real problem, one blogger writes is there is no third party willing to intervene. (07/09/2013)
To hear Johnny Depp tell it, his portrayal of Tonto is righting a historic wrong. (07/02/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Twin Cities Pride Festival and two plays: one dealing with race and class and the other taking a humorous look at post-apocalyptic potties. (06/27/2013)
89.3 The Current's host David Campbell recently hosted a one hour special with local hip hop artist Dessa to talk and sing a live audience through her latest album, "Parts of Speech." (06/25/2013)
A new exhibition at the American Swedish Institute showcases the work of eleven Swedish artists, who are infusing the centuries old craft with contemporary innovations. (06/24/2013)
Have you ever had a day where it seemed everyone around you was in a bad mood? Or that the whole city was celebrating? (06/21/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about Bertold Brecht, Galileo, Joseph Campbell, Evel Knievel, the power of happy Tweets -- and what they all have to do with the arts this weekend. (06/20/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about stage productions and a photography exhibit that explore the differences between what we project to the world and what's going on behind the scenes. (06/13/2013)
As part of this weekend's Arts On Chicago event in Minneapolis, photographer Wing Young Huie has placed 100 of his images inside 20 different businesses along a section of Chicago Avenue. (06/07/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about Northern Spark in St. Paul and Arts on Chicago (Ave.) in Minneapolis -- two arts events where you can get involved in what's happening. (06/06/2013)
Today the Minnesota State Fair unveiled this year's commemorative art by Marie Olofsdotter of Minneapolis. (06/05/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three distinct arts events happening in the Twin Cities this weekend, ranging from dance to short plays to silk-screening. (05/30/2013)
Sandy Spieler has used her artistic skills to help pull together a diverse neighborhood in south Minneapolis, raise awareness of pressing environmental issues and celebrate the human capacity to do good in the world, through In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. (05/28/2013)