Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Marianne Combs talks about three new stage productions in Minneapolis -- including one at the Guthrie Theater, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. (05/09/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about an arts event for each day of this upcoming weekend. (05/02/2013)
Roger and DeAnna Cummings, along with friend Peyton Russell, had a goal: An organization in north Minneapolis that could teach kids about the arts, and then show them how to use their artistic skills to support themselves financially. (04/29/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that celebrate our long-awaited springtime. (04/25/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three innovative shows taking the stage this weekend -- with themes piscine or paternal. (04/18/2013)
The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul is set to close this June because of declining enrollment in a tough economy. But a group called CVA Action is trying to mount a rescue mission. (04/08/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about Artcrank and two new plays opening this weekend. (04/04/2013)
On April Fools' Day people often view the news with a certain amount of skepticism. A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts suggests that in today's media-saturated world, perhaps everyday is April Fools' - and people should always question the validity of what they see and hear. (04/01/2013)
Marianne Combs describes three very different types of stage performances happening this weekend. (03/28/2013)
Coming away from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new show "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness," I was struck by what I had learned. Curator Liz Armstrong has presented us with a series of conundrums and riddles, all pointing to the fragility of what we think of as reality. (03/23/2013)
Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that blur the boundaries in various ways. (03/21/2013)
A small handful of Minnesotans took one step closer to getting a coveted James Beard award. (03/18/2013)
Three great stories about overcoming the odds are behind three new shows opening this weekend. (03/14/2013)
'Yellow Fever' opens at the Guthrie, Minneapolis hosts the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Shá Cage leads an artistic exploration of a provocative word (03/07/2013)
Beyond Ballroom Dance Company celebrates its tenth anniversary; a reality-TV set is turned upside down by 'Six Characters in Search of an Author'; and Joseph Scrimshaw explores 'How to Swear Like a Minnesotan' (02/28/2013)