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

Portraits done by two artists of the same subject
In the age of the selfie, the self-portrait snapped on a phone then shared on-line, it might seem that there is no longer a place for portrait painters. But the artists involved in "Self & Others," a show that opens at the Instinct Gallery on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, say otherwise. (07/25/2014)
Gabriel Iglesias in 'The Fluffy Movie'
Anyone who looks for Gabriel Iglesias on YouTube will find hours of material from the comedian, a 350-pound workaholic who for years has honed his craft before an audience. (07/24/2014)
Some 645,000 visitors came through the doors in fiscal 2014, just short of the attendance record set the year before, President Kaywin Feldman told the organization's annual meeting Thursday. (07/18/2014)
Despite generous support from the public, the government and philanthropic organizations, many arts groups struggle to make ends meet. Traditional approaches to funding the arts aren't working. (07/16/2014)
In recent years the Southern Theater has been a far cry artistically from its heyday. But the historic institution is undergoing a rebirth. (07/15/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra fills out the rest of its 2014-15 performance schedule by revealing the Live at Orchestra Hall series, its holiday concert offerings, and the family concerts. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the full story. (07/11/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about Michael Bay's latest installment in the Transformers franchise. (06/27/2014)
The best-selling comic novel "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion tells of a romance between a socially awkward genetics professor and a free-spirited young woman. The story behind the book, though, is as unexpected as the novel itself. (06/23/2014)
Pete Docter, who wrote and directed the Pixar movie 'Up,' for which he won an Academy Award, is a Bloomington native. He'll be onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend, in a program that pairs animation with live music. (06/20/2014)
Encountering Pooja Goswami Pavan's voice for the first time is startling. It's a soaring sound, slipping between notes with ease, bending with exquisite control, the product of years of Hindustani vocal training that began when she was a child growing up in India. (06/20/2014)
Pete Docter, who wrote and directed the Pixar movie 'Up,' for which he won an Academy Award, is a Bloomington native. He'll be onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend, in a program that pairs animation with live music. (06/18/2014)
Emily Johnson and her internationally acclaimed Minneapolis company Catalyst Dance will express that philosophy over the next week in performances of her new piece called "Shore," an epic work spread over several days. (06/16/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a new film he describes as an alt-rom-com, as well as an exclusive screening of a film at Walker Art Center during Northern Spark 2014. (06/13/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra today released a jam-packed 2014-15 season, its first full season since ending a contentious labor-management struggle. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story. (06/13/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra today released a jam-packed 2014-15 season, its first full season since ending a lockout of musicians. The season will feature a slew of world class visiting performers, a number of musical series, and a completion of the Sibelius recording cycle halted by the recent lockout. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio news reporter Euan Kerr, who talked to Music Director Osmo Vanska about the upcoming season. (06/13/2014)