Euan Kerr

Euan Kerr

Editor
Minnesota Public Radio
ekerr@mpr.org


Euan Kerr is an arts reporter for MPR News. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Euan moved to the U.S. after graduating from the University of Stirling with a psychology degree. It was at Stirling that Euan discovered his love of radio while working at the campus station University Radio Airthrey. After studying journalism at the U of M, and working at many stations, in 1985 he landed a half-time job at MPR as legal affairs research assistant. In time, that became a full-time reporting job, covering Minneapolis and the arts. He quit in 1990 to return to Scotland to work for the BBC. Back in the Twin Cities two years later, he became news director at KFAI, then the arts reporter with MPR. In the years since he has worked as an editor with MPR's bureau reporters, while also filing pieces for NPR and the BBC. Currently he is an arts correspondent with the MPR News Culture Unit, and with MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis one of the Cube Critics, heard every Friday on ATC. You can follow him on Twitter @EuanKerr and @CubeCritics.

Euan Kerr Feature Archive

Concert Hall
SPCO President Bruce Coppock thinks the new hall will transform the group and draw guest musicians from all over the world. (03/04/2015)
SPCO in rehearsal at the remodeled Ordway
A gala concert and an open house launch a month of celebrations for the new Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul. (02/28/2015)
Scott McCloud self-portrait
In his new graphic novel "The Sculptor," artist Scott McCloud proves that comics can be more than about guys in tights. (02/13/2015)
The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special screening on the Target Field Jumbotron. (02/09/2015)
"The Jingle Dress," is a new Minnesota-made film about members of a family from the White Earth Nation who move to Minneapolis to solve the mysterious death of an uncle. (02/06/2015)
As the Walker Art Center celebrates its 75th anniversary, a new exhibit shows how important donated art is to a museum's collection. (02/05/2015)
The cancellation of Carnegie appearances during the 16 month musicians lockout led to the 2013 resignation of Music Director Osmo Vanska. The orchestra is back on Carnegie's card for 2016. (01/28/2015)
The Minnesota Orchestra is back on the Carnegie Hall schedule. The 2015-16 Carnegie season announced today includes a March 3, 2016, Sibelius program by the Minnesota Orchestra. (01/28/2015)
Minnesota is home to grand museums, but its newest -- and smallest -- will find its home in a vintage fire hose cabinet. (01/24/2015)
"Force Majeure" explores what happens when a man runs away from his family to save himself. Director Ruben Ostlund discusses the film at the Walker Art Center this weekend. (01/16/2015)
One year after the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians ended a turbulent contract dispute, audiences are back, and the orchestra is playing well. But financial challenges remain. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story. (01/13/2015)
One year after the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians ended a turbulent contract dispute, audiences are back, and the orchestra is playing well. But financial challenges remain. (01/13/2015)
The orchestra will record the Sibelius Third, Sixth and Seventh symphonies for release in 2016. The last Minnesota Orchestra Sibelius recording won a Grammy. (01/12/2015)
The orchestra will record the Sibelius Third, Sixth and Seventh symphonies for release in 2016. The last Minnesota Orchestra Sibelius recording won a Grammy. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story. (01/12/2015)
The custom-designed, 1,100-seat hall will formally open Feb. 28. Until then, the orchestra will hold rehearsals and practice concerts so its acoustician can fine-tune the sound of the space. (01/07/2015)