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

Vanska conducts the orchestra at South High.
When the Minnesota Orchestra arrived in the South High School auditorium today, what was to have been a make-up performance for an event cancelled by snow weeks ago quickly became a huge surprise. (04/16/2014)
Minnesota Orchestra anthony ross cello tony
While the larger question of whether conductor Osmo Vanska will return as Minnesota Orchestra music director is still open, another question troubling Minnesota Orchestra fans has been resolved: Principal Cellist Tony Ross will remain with Minnesota. (04/16/2014)
Wendy Knox directs a scene from Threepenny Opera.
For 25 years, the company, which operates on a shoestring budget, has revolved around artistic director Wendy Knox. Frank Theatre's success is built on the way Knox attracts the cream of local talent to work with her. (04/11/2014)
After 19 years as artistic director at the Guthrie Theater Joe Dowling is leaving with a splash. In his farewell season, he will both survey some of the best of his tenure, while also presenting his vision of what the Guthrie is capable of in its three-stage complex on the banks of the Mississippi. (04/10/2014)
Elizabeth Strout's new novel explores cultural conflict in her home state of Maine which, like Minnesota, has a growing Somali population. On Saturday, Strout will meet with members of the Somali community in Minneapolis to talk about "The Burgess Boys." (04/10/2014)
The Knight Foundation will start accepting applications Monday for its $1.5 million Arts Challenge in St Paul. (04/06/2014)
A festival this large and complex means many things to many people. The program swings from feature films to shorts, from documentaries to edgy late-night spine tinglers. (04/03/2014)
As the public face of orchestra management during the 16-month musicians lockout, Michael Henson was a lightning rod for criticism both from players and audience members. (03/21/2014)
When award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk joins the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra next year as its new artistic partner, he promises to create "Mozart's iPod shuffle." (03/18/2014)
The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis is debuting an original adaptation of Philip Pullman's book "The Scarecrow and his Servant." (03/14/2014)
"Othello" is a notoriously difficult play, a tragedy laced with love, deceit, and murderous jealousy. Underlying the work is the inescapable issue of race, as Othello the Moor faces the malevolence of all-white Venice. (03/11/2014)
The board of the Minnesota Orchestra met Friday for three hours without taking public action on the futures of president and CEO Michael Henson and former Music Director Osmo Vanska. (03/01/2014)
The story about Omar and the complicated relationships with his childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, and Tarek's sister Nadia, who both Omar and Amjad love, play out in a community divided by the Israeli built security walls. However Abu-Assad says he wants audiences to focus on the universal theses in the story, rather than the specific location. (02/22/2014)
Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski turned 90 years old in October without missing a beat. Classical music fans will applaud him again Sunday afternoon when they meet at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis to celebrate the living legend. (02/21/2014)
Classical music fans will applaud Skrowaczewski Sunday afternoon when they meet at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis to celebrate the living legend. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Sunday Maestro Skrowaczewski Day in Minnesota. (02/21/2014)