Euan Kerr

Euan Kerr

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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

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation UK Fan Screenin
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about the latest installment in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise. 'The action starts and then goes nonstop for two hours,' Euan says. 'It is brilliant summer fun.' (07/31/2015)
Alec Soth will use an RV for traveling workshops.
Internationally-known photographer Alec Soth began two recent projects with pictures. But the St. Paul-based artist ended up with something else. (07/30/2015)
Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor's departure will mark a big change for one of public radio's most enduring and popular programs. (07/21/2015)
St Paul's Artists' Quarter jazz venue, which closed in late 2013, reopens Tuesday night as Vieux Carre. (07/14/2015)
Twin Cities playwright Jeffrey Hatcher wrote "Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders." He also found himself cast temporarily as the detective in the Park Square Theatre production. (07/13/2015)
Minneapolis-based artist Joe Burns has traveled to western North Dakota for two years to paint the people and places of the oil patch. A display of his work runs for one month. (07/08/2015)
In the Children's Theatre's new immersive adaptation of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues under the Sea," audience members join a mission to capture the notorious Captain Nemo. (07/07/2015)
The venue, which is in the basement of the Hamm Building in downtown St. Paul, will offer jazz, acoustic and other music Tuesdays through Saturdays. (07/03/2015)
If you're looking for a fun and thought-provoking read over the Fourth of July weekend, you might try Emma Hooper's debut novel. ( 07/02/2015)
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)
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, 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)