Euan Kerr Feature Archive

Former Minnesota Opera president Kevin Smith will take over as interim CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, the orchestra's board said Thursday. (05/22/2014)
Kevin Smith led the Minnesota Opera for 25 years until he retired in 2011. (05/22/2014)
His "plein art" predecessors loved painting beautiful landscapes, but Scott Lloyd Anderson seeks beauty elsewhere. Namely: the suburbs. The Flanders Gallery in Minneapolis is showing his work now. (05/22/2014)
Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum has announced the lineup for the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new music concert series, which includes such artists as Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche (pictured, above) and The National's Bryce Dessner. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story. (05/20/2014)
Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum has announced the lineup for the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new music concert series. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story. (05/20/2014)
Theology and crime become increasingly entangled as the story unfolds, until agent Martins realizes he is dealing with forces far beyond the human realm. (The Daily Circuit, 05/16/2014)
British artist Ralph Steadman is best known in the United States for his decades illustrating the work of journalist Hunter S. Thompson, especially in Rolling Stone magazine and the book 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.' But a new documentary makes the case for Steadman as an artist in his own right. (05/09/2014)
Justin Go says it's tough to describe his book quickly. The book, like Go's life, is complicated. A self-described Europhile who grew up in Los Angeles, Go set aside a career in the law in his 20s to bum around Europe "wanting to have strong experiences." (05/01/2014)
"The Working Boys Band" makes its premier this weekend on St. Paul's History Theatre stage. It's a story that looks back at the Twin Cities and family life 100 years ago when there were no child labor laws and many youngsters scrambled to make a living, playwright Dominic Orlando said. (05/01/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra's music director warned that the leadership, the board and other parts of the organization must come together in recognition that the orchestra itself "is the star." (04/29/2014)
The pour is always a special occasion. Glowing furnaces known as cupolas stand ready to melt metal. This year, the crew is melting radiators scavenged by Wayne Potratz from the Northrop Auditorium remodeling project. Potratz is retiring this year, but with the radiators he leaves behind a 10-year supply of iron for future pours. (04/25/2014)
Osmo Vanska will return to his old job as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, the orchestra announced Thursday. MPR News' Euan Kerr spoke to Board Chair Gordon Sprenger, who calls the deal 'a fresh start.' (04/25/2014)
The new deal finalizes what many people see as the most important issue remaining from the acrimonious labor dispute between management and musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra. (04/24/2014)
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)
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)