Euan Kerr Feature Archive

A new attempt to overcome months of animosity between Minnesota Orchestra musicians and the management by stepping away from the full negotiating committees has not worked and talks have collapsed. (11/08/2013)
"Dallas Buyers Club" is the extraordinary account of how a homophobic, redneck hustler from Texas becomes an unlikely AIDS activist after he's told he only has a month to live. (11/08/2013)
MPR Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr reviews a new film based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Minnesota native Steve Zahn. (11/08/2013)
"Dallas Buyers Club" is the extraordinary account of a hard-living, hard-partying Texas cowboy with a death sentence from AIDS hanging over his head. The way he dealt with the disease inspired Wayzata native Melisa Wallack's to write her first film script. (11/08/2013)
St. Paul's Palace Theatre was built in 1916 as a vaudeville theater and later became a movie theater. The City of St. Paul plans to spend $12 million to refurbish the long-vacant space as a contemporary music venue. (10/28/2013)
Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about some appropriate offerings in the run-up to Halloween. (10/24/2013)
"Carrie," a remake of the 1976 horror classic of the same name starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz, comes to theaters this weekend. Should you see it? Euan Kerr has some opinions on the topic. Also: Stephanie Curtis takes a look at "A.C.O.D." starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. (10/18/2013)
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about a new reimagining of Stephen King's classic horror tale, and about a new documentary that looks at the life of the world-champion boxer. (10/18/2013)
On Friday Jherek Bischoff brings his unique blend of rock and classical music to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, where he will perform with musicians from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Channy Leaneagh, lead singer for the popular local band Polica. (10/17/2013)
A DFLer from south Minneapolis, is suggesting the state form a corporation to take over the orchestra and then sell stock to the public. Phyllis Kahn says she will introduce the bill at the next legislative session. (10/15/2013)
The nationally-known African-American theater faced a million dollar deficit more than a year ago. The financial picture was so bleak, Penumbra laid off six staff members and suspended its 2012 - 2013 season. But as the funds rolled in, Penumbra was able to resume programming. (10/15/2013)
Barkhad Abdi, who plays the pirates' leader, has been mentioned as a possible contender for best supporting actor at this year's Academy Awards. (10/11/2013)
Nicholson Baker's latest novel brings readers into the mind of Paul Chowder, a disgruntled middle-aged poet trying to find some meaning in his existence -- if he can focus long enough. Baker will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday. (10/11/2013)
In April the Northrop will re-open after a $100-million renovation leaves it with a new, trimmed, toned and ultra-flexible style. (10/08/2013)
Emotion floated through the lobby of the Ted Mann Concert Hall Friday night before before Osmo Vanska, who resigned as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday, conducted the first of three farewell concerts in Minneapolis. Shortly after 8:00 p.m., the lights went down and Vanska walked on stage and the crowd exploded in applause. (10/05/2013)