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

Dean Bakopoulos
In "Summerlong," author Dean Bakopoulos delivers a steamy story of middle-aged loss. A husband and wife lose touch and wonder what went wrong. (06/26/2015)
Creative Diane Mullen
Diane Mullen, a writer who works as gallery guard at the Walker Art Center, drew on paintings, photos and graffiti art to finish "Tagged," a novel about a young boy. (06/25/2015)
Mark Mothersbaugh
Mark Mothersbaugh, the voice of the rock band Devo, also is a prolific visual artist. A retrospective of his work is being shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Euan Kerr spoke to Mothersbaugh about the exhibit. (06/19/2015)
Mark Mothersbaugh, the voice of the rock band Devo, also is a prolific visual artist. A retrospective of his work is being shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (06/19/2015)
A favorite of the Sundance Film Festival, the movie explores a high school senior's relationship with a classmate who is dying of cancer. (06/18/2015)
The annual festival, which runs from 9 p.m. Saturday until 5:26 a.m. Sunday, will feature some 70 different performances, installations and events at six different spots around the city. (06/12/2015)
Cube Critic Euan Kerr stops by The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley and Sean McPherson about the next installment in the Jurassic Park series, directed by Colin Trevorrow. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and BD Wong. In 'Jurassic World', the dinosaur-based theme park has reopened. 'Believe it or not, they lose control!' Euan says. (06/12/2015)
Minnesota native Bill Pohlad sat in the director's chair to make "Love & Mercy," the story of Brian Wilson, the troubled genius behind some of the Beach Boys' hits. (06/04/2015)
Minnesota native Bill Pohlad sat in the director's chair to make "Love & Mercy," the story of Brian Wilson, the troubled genius behind some of the Beach Boys' hits. (06/04/2015)
The next Liquid Music series will present nine performances at Twin Cities venues and a "virtual residency" that fuses music from an innovative Berlin ensemble and the band Polica. (06/02/2015)
Patricia Mitchell, president and CEO of the Ordway since 2007, will retire in December. Her tenure was recently capped with the opening of a $75 million concert hall. (05/29/2015)
Joe Dowling's 1986 production of "Juno and the Paycock" at the Gate Theatre in Dublin led him to Broadway and the Guthrie, from which he soon departs as artistic director. (05/29/2015)
"Sunshine Superman," a new documentary opening in Minnesota this weekend, profiles the man considered the father of the extreme sport. (05/28/2015)
The new deal comes just days after the orchestra's return from a historic tour of Cuba, which captured international attention. Musicians also ratified a contract Tuesday. (05/19/2015)
Cuban audiences gave the orchestra a warm welcome and declared it an important step toward normalizing relations with the United States. Many musicians said they are eager to return. (05/18/2015)