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

Minnesota Orchestra musicians play
The orchestra will perform all nine of Beethoven's symphonies plus all five Beethoven piano concertos over just eight days. (03/27/2015)
David Zellner and Rinko Kikuchi
"Kumiko the Treasure Hunter" -- the tragicomic story of a Japanese woman who travels to Minnesota in search of the loot from "Fargo" -- opens in Minneapolis this week. (03/25/2015)
Author Amy Scheibe
In "A Fireproof Home for the Bride," Amy Scheibe explores the forbidden relationships, religious intolerance, and hidden violence uncovered by a woman seeking the truth about her family. (03/19/2015)
Internationally acclaimed rock artists are in St. Paul this weekend to join Roberto Carlos Lange of Helado Negro for a musical collaboration that fuses rock instrumentation with electronic creations. (03/18/2015)
Roberto Carlos Lange, creator of Helado Negro, will be joined by a large group of international musicians for the world premiere of "Island Universe Story" at the Ordway Concert Hall this weekend. (03/18/2015)
The large gift of Japanese art from St. Paul native Mary Griggs Burke to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts adds to works donated two years ago by a California collector. (03/16/2015)
In "I Am Radar," Reif Larsen explores what happens when a black child is born to a white couple, and how wars are based on a variety of conflicts. (03/09/2015)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to discuss a new film about a police robot that's programmed to think and feel for itself. (03/06/2015)
"The Manchurian Candidate" reunites librettist Mark Campbell and composer Kevin Puts, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for their first Minnesota Opera commission. (03/06/2015)
The events will last from July 5 until Aug. 1 and will be held indoors at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. (03/06/2015)
SPCO President Bruce Coppock thinks the new hall will transform the group and draw guest musicians from all over the world. (03/04/2015)
A gala concert and an open house launch a month of celebrations for the new Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul. (02/28/2015)
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)