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

Siri Hustvedt
In "The Blazing World" by Northfield native Siri Hustvedt, an artist makes a big splash by pretending men created her work. (12/16/2014)
My Fair LadyGuthrie Theatre
"My Fair Lady" was the highest grossing show in Guthrie history, selling 100 percent of available tickets. (12/15/2014)
saint paul chamber orchestra spco copes
While orchestras nationwide experienced a decline in ticket sales of more than 20 percent in the last decade, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra audience has increased by more than 40 percent. (12/09/2014)
While orchestras nationwide experienced a decline in ticket sales of more than 20 percent in the last decade, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra audience has increased by more than 40 percent. (12/09/2014)
The donation from the Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Foundation is the largest staff endowment in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' history. (12/09/2014)
St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre, which nearly collapsed in 2012, has balanced its books with a $500,000 boost in donations and grants. (12/08/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new documentary that chronicles a man's quest to define his own masculinity while motorbiking across the Middle East. (12/05/2014)
Between now and Jan. 4, the Walker Art Center will screen a compilation of British ads 88 times, likely to the delight of Minnesotans who love the show. (12/04/2014)
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman's latest film focuses on the National Gallery in London, home to 2,400 of the world's finest paintings. (11/26/2014)
Thanksgiving weekend is a big time of year for film releases and viewing; as such, MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about 'Foxcatcher', a new film starring Steve Carrell. "This is not a comedy," Euan explains. "This is one of the creepiest films that you're likely to see this year." (11/26/2014)
Even though "Foxcatcher" was inspired by a true crime story involving murder, money and the Olympics, director Bennett Miller was not interested in sensationalism. (11/25/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the latest film in the Hunger Games series. "This is the third in the trilogy of four movies," Euan quips. (11/21/2014)
Acclaimed Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known for looking for something new in compositions. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr spoke with Kopatchinskaja as she prepares to make her debut this weekend as an artistic partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. (11/20/2014)
Acclaimed Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known for looking for something new in compositions. (11/19/2014)
When the Minneapolis-based Moving Company delivers its adaptation of Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost," some theater-goers may be confused. The production borrows lines from other Shakespeare plays. (11/19/2014)