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

A representative of the mayor's office would not disclose the time or location of the meeting, but said a statement will be released afterwards. (09/01/2014)
Minneapolis police are investigating two homicides on the city's south side. (08/16/2014)
Spoonbridge and Cherry
The garden, a collaboration of the Walker and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, has drawn 8 million visitors since it opened 25 years ago, and is now showing its age. (08/16/2014)
Alaskan composer John Luther Adams created "Inuksuit" in 2009. Since then, it has become a popular performance piece around the world. New-music ensemble Zeitgeist will premiere this unusual percussion piece, written for between nine and 99 musicians, this weekend at the Caponi Art Park in Eagan, Minn. (08/15/2014)
Alaskan composer John Luther Adams created "Inuksuit" in 2009, specifically to be played outside, to survive, and embrace, the elements -- wind, rain or birdsong. (08/15/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about two new summer releases. (08/08/2014)
Ng said the book grew out of a story her husband told her about a little girl he knew who nearly drowned when she fell in a lake. The story touched Ng because of her own fears of the water. (08/05/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk about a new film inspired by Marvel Comics characters. (08/01/2014)
In the age of the selfie, the self-portrait snapped on a phone then shared on-line, it might seem that there is no longer a place for portrait painters. But the artists involved in "Self & Others," a show that opens at the Instinct Gallery on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, say otherwise. (07/25/2014)
Anyone who looks for Gabriel Iglesias on YouTube will find hours of material from the comedian, a 350-pound workaholic who for years has honed his craft before an audience. (07/24/2014)
Some 645,000 visitors came through the doors in fiscal 2014, just short of the attendance record set the year before, President Kaywin Feldman told the organization's annual meeting Thursday. (07/18/2014)
Despite generous support from the public, the government and philanthropic organizations, many arts groups struggle to make ends meet. Traditional approaches to funding the arts aren't working. (07/16/2014)
In recent years the Southern Theater has been a far cry artistically from its heyday. But the historic institution is undergoing a rebirth. (07/15/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra fills out the rest of its 2014-15 performance schedule by revealing the Live at Orchestra Hall series, its holiday concert offerings, and the family concerts. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the full story. (07/11/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about Michael Bay's latest installment in the Transformers franchise. (06/27/2014)