Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Ballet Minnesota's dancers are impressive to watch on stage, but just as impressive is the work of the seamstresses who ensure their costumes are ready for the annual production of Nutcracker. (12/13/2012)
After a brief return home to visit their families, Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott, and Trevin Hunte all took to the stage Monday night for the penultimate round of "The Voice." (12/11/2012)
The Minnesota Orchestral Association is holding its annual meeting today. This year it's taking place behind closed doors, without the typical performances by orchestra musicians to punctuate the proceedings. (12/06/2012)
The "Gangnam Style" singer is part of tonight's "Jingle Ball" at the Xcel Energy Center. Despite Psy's amazing popularity, American media doesn't seem interested in learning much else about him. (12/04/2012)
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its grants for 2013, and out of 832 awards totaling $23.3 million, Minnesota arts organizations claimed 28 grants for a total of $877,500. (11/28/2012)
Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today issued a no-confidence vote in Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson. (11/27/2012)
Born and raised in Duluth, Wing Young Huie is best known for his public art installations, most recently the University Avenue project, in which he turned a six-mile stretch of the thoroughfare into an outdoor photo gallery. (11/19/2012)
In its fourth year, Give to the Max Day set new records for fundraising, despite technical glitches which plagued the website for much of the day. (11/16/2012)
Thursday is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour fundraising marathon to support some 4,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations and schools. (11/15/2012)
William Alexander won in the category of Young People's Literature for his debut novel "Goblin Secrets." Longtime poet and author Louise Erdrich, 58, is bringing home the National Book Award for fiction for her book "The Round House." (11/15/2012)
The SPCO has moved to cancel all planned concerts through the end of the year. (11/01/2012)
In a vote today by secret ballot, the Musicians of the SPCO unanimously rejected management's latest contract proposal. (10/31/2012)
A group of community artists are working to create a more welcoming, nurturing environment for hospital patients. (10/18/2012)
Michelle Hensley's formula for creating theater -- take a compelling story and strip it to its core, give it a talented diverse cast and then bring it to the people, rather than waiting for them to show up -- has earned her national attention. (10/15/2012)
Today we're launching a new series on Minnesota Public Radio News called "Art Heroes," stories about some of Minnesota's finest artists who are also exceptional community leaders. Our first subject: Ananya Chatterjea. (09/17/2012)