Euan Kerr Feature Archive

After a punishing contract dispute and a five-month lockout, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returned to the stage last night for the first time since musicians and management reached a labor settlement. On the surface the concert was all about the music, but underneath, raw emotions remain. (05/10/2013)
The challenges facing working people make eye-opening subjects for the films of British director Ken Loach and his screenwriter Paul Laverty. And that's unusual in the box-office driven world of modern movies. (05/09/2013)
The cancellation of the final two weeks of the orcheatra's winter season was not unexpected. However, it is a milestone in the long-running dispute. (05/08/2013)
Arts reporter Euan Kerr discusses director Sally El Hosaini's background, a new twist on an old tale and the thick London dialect in the movie "My Brother the Devil" in this week's Cube Critics. (04/26/2013)
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the visual power, sonic fullness and shortcomings of Tom Cruise's newest movie "Oblivion" in this week's Cube Critics. (04/19/2013)
Management of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra announced today it has reached an agreement on electronic media rights with the American Federation of Musicians. A tentative local contract agreement with the locked out musicians was dependant on reaching a deal with the AFM. Management says it will end the lockout on Tuesday if SPCO musicians to accept the local deal by 5 p.m. Monday. (04/18/2013)
Citing frustration over lack of progress in discussions with locked-out musicians over an independent analysis of the orchestra's finances, management at the Minnesota Orchestra today announced it has launched a study on its own. The musicians are however crying foul, saying it's management doing the foot-dragging. (04/16/2013)
Duluth poet Louis Jenkins never dreamed he'd be in theater. Now he's found himself working at the Guthrie in Minneapolis with an internationally renowned British actor in a world premier production of a play that seems to be about - of all things - ice fishing. (04/16/2013)
Two more weeks of performances by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra were canceled by management today, despite reaching a tentative labor agreement with musicians last week. (04/15/2013)
The next Guthrie Theater season will feature a broad range of classics and contemporary plays, as well as presentations by several visiting and local companies. (04/15/2013)
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr offer three angles on Danny Boyle's newest movie "Trance" in this week's Cube Critics. (04/12/2013)
The annual Minneapolis binge of cinema from around the world begins Thursday night with two sold-out screenings of a heist movie involving a barrel of rare scotch. By the time the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival wraps up three weeks from now it will have screened over 200 films, and provided a host of opportunities to talk and learn about modern film. (04/11/2013)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on Wednesday congratulated musicians and management at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for reaching a tentative labor agreement which could allow for the resumption of SPCO concerts. (04/10/2013)
After six months of a lockout, musicians and management of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra have a tentative contract deal. (04/10/2013)
The musicians and management of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra labor dispute have reached a tentative deal. The musicians negotiating committee has agreed to recommend accepting a proposal that cuts salaries and the size of the orchestra but gives them more artistic control. (04/09/2013)