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
The cancellation of Carnegie appearances during the 16 month musicians lockout led to the 2013 resignation of Music Director Osmo Vanska. The orchestra is back on Carnegie's card for 2016. (01/28/2015)
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
The Minnesota Orchestra is back on the Carnegie Hall schedule. The 2015-16 Carnegie season announced today includes a March 3, 2016, Sibelius program by the Minnesota Orchestra. (01/28/2015)
The micro-museum
Minnesota is home to grand museums, but its newest -- and smallest -- will find its home in a vintage fire hose cabinet. (01/24/2015)
"Force Majeure" explores what happens when a man runs away from his family to save himself. Director Ruben Ostlund discusses the film at the Walker Art Center this weekend. (01/16/2015)
One year after the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians ended a turbulent contract dispute, audiences are back, and the orchestra is playing well. But financial challenges remain. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story. (01/13/2015)
One year after the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians ended a turbulent contract dispute, audiences are back, and the orchestra is playing well. But financial challenges remain. (01/13/2015)
The orchestra will record the Sibelius Third, Sixth and Seventh symphonies for release in 2016. The last Minnesota Orchestra Sibelius recording won a Grammy. (01/12/2015)
The orchestra will record the Sibelius Third, Sixth and Seventh symphonies for release in 2016. The last Minnesota Orchestra Sibelius recording won a Grammy. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story. (01/12/2015)
The custom-designed, 1,100-seat hall will formally open Feb. 28. Until then, the orchestra will hold rehearsals and practice concerts so its acoustician can fine-tune the sound of the space. (01/07/2015)
The custom-designed, 1,100-seat hall will formally open Feb. 28. Until then, the orchestra will hold rehearsals and practice concerts so its acoustician can fine-tune the sound of the space. (01/07/2015)
Austin-based writer Amanda Hocking has become a sensation of the publishing world with troll romances that have lured young and older readers. (01/06/2015)
The 400 paintings, drawings and prints collected by the late Myron Kunin, founder of the Regis Corporation, is believed to be one of the foremost collections of modernist painting in private hands. (01/01/2015)
In the second week of the year, musicians and management ended their 16-month lockout. From there: Power struggles, new leadership and an increasingly classical repertoire. (12/31/2014)
A year after the venerated St. Paul jazz venue closed, the club will reopen under new ownership and with a new name. (12/31/2014)
Two major museums celebrate big birthdays, and a major theater director says farewell. (12/31/2014)