Marianne Combs joins Steve and Jill to talk about the Minnesota Fringe Festival and about a Walker Art Center artist-in-residence who is all about replacing front lawns with vegetable gardens.
It was a gift from an uncle that launched singer-songwriter Jake Bugg's career. Until he was 12 years old, Bugg was only interested in playing soccer. But when an uncle presented the preteen Bugg with a guitar, Bugg "knew it was what [he] wanted to do."
Best-selling author Jeffery Deaver — whose latest book, <i>The Kill Room</i>, is the next in the series featuring forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme — finds story structure in symphonic music.
MPR Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about 'Smurfs 2' -- and how adults won't feel deep regret if they have to see it with their kids.
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about the Minnesota Fringe Festival and how to get the most out of it.
MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art that's popping up all over: puppets in Minneapolis, dancing in St. Paul, a play in Albert Lea and cat-video voting online.
MPR Arts Reporter Euan Kerr reviews this action-comedy sequel starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Byung-hun Lee and Anthony Hopkins.
MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Bike Night (and cuttlefish) at the MIA, a comic-book retrospective at MCAD, and three reasons to consider a road trip to Winona, Minn.
MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis, joins Jill Riley and Jade (filling in for Steve Seel) to review a new coming-of-age film that stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney and Liam James -- and features music by Duluth's Trampled by Turtles.
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.
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.
Stephanie Curtis reviews the new zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt and featuring music by Muse.
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.
Stephanie Curtis reviews a summer blockbuster: the new Superman film, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.
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.