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

Film maker Frederick Wiseman
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman's latest film focuses on the National Gallery in London, home to 2,400 of the world's finest paintings. (11/26/2014)
Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum in 'Foxcatcher'
Thanksgiving weekend is a big time of year for film releases and viewing; as such, MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about 'Foxcatcher', a new film starring Steve Carrell. "This is not a comedy," Euan explains. "This is one of the creepiest films that you're likely to see this year." (11/26/2014)
Steve Carrell as John Du Pont
Even though "Foxcatcher" was inspired by a true crime story involving murder, money and the Olympics, director Bennett Miller was not interested in sensationalism. (11/25/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the latest film in the Hunger Games series. "This is the third in the trilogy of four movies," Euan quips. (11/21/2014)
Acclaimed Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known for looking for something new in compositions. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr spoke with Kopatchinskaja as she prepares to make her debut this weekend as an artistic partner with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. (11/20/2014)
Acclaimed Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is known for looking for something new in compositions. (11/19/2014)
When the Minneapolis-based Moving Company delivers its adaptation of Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost," some theater-goers may be confused. The production borrows lines from other Shakespeare plays. (11/19/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about 'Rosewater', Jon Stewart's directorial debut. And guess what? It's not a comedy. Euan also mentions 'Legends of Ska', which screens on Sunday as part of the Sound Unseen film festival. (11/14/2014)
Before reggae became a worldwide phenomenon, Jamaican ska captivated audiences. Minnesotan Brad Klein loves the music so much that he spent 15 years making a movie about it. (11/13/2014)
The audience entering the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio Theater for "Relics" will examine the 'wonders' of contemporary life as if they came from an ancient civilization. (11/13/2014)
Smith, who ran the Minnesota Opera for 25 years, took over as interim leader in the wake of a labor dispute and 16-month lockout of the orchestra's musicians. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has more. (11/12/2014)
Smith, who ran the Minnesota Opera for 25 years, took over as interim leader in the wake of a labor dispute and 16-month lockout of the orchestra's musicians. (11/12/2014)
Filmmakers will offer a free screening in Minneapolis to seek the endorsement of Minnesota's Somali community. (11/06/2014)
Science fiction writer William Gibson's 'The Peripheral,' takes a woman far into the future, where a murder occurs. (11/05/2014)
The series, organized by local pianist Jeremy Walker, will feature all-star combinations of national and local musicians. (10/31/2014)