Euan Kerr Feature Archive

Management at the Minnesota Orchestra released a new contract proposal for musicians aimed at resolving the yearlong lockout. Musicians criticized management for making the offer in public rather than working through independent mediator George Mitchell. (09/27/2013)
The Minnesota Orchestra's performance season is again in jeopardy and this weekend may be the point of no return. A three-year contract offer management released Thursday was immediately criticized by the musicians. (09/27/2013)
With a Monday deadline looming to prevent the departure of conductor Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra management today revealed details of its latest contract offer to locked-out musicians. (09/26/2013)
The three-year deal would cut musicians salaries from an average of $135,000 a year under the old contract to $104,500. Each musician would also receive a $20,000 signing bonus, management said. (09/26/2013)
About 250 protesters rallied Friday evening outside the Symphony Ball at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The annual event is the Minnesota Orchestra's largest fundraiser, and people today called on attendees to join them in opposing the almost year-long musicians lockout. (09/20/2013)
If movie going is part of your weekend plans, you now have some good leads, thanks to the Cube Critics, Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven and arts reporter Euan Kerr. (09/20/2013)
Speaking on Thursday, Governor Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak demanded the two sides in the almost year-long Minnesota Orchestra lockout set aside their personal differences and get back to the negotiating table. (09/20/2013)
If you have ever looked at the "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture and wondered what it's about, you might now get an answer. The Walker Art Center this weekend opens a show of the early work of the artist who gave Minneapolis one of its landmarks. (09/20/2013)
The widely anticipated movie "Gravity" follows the horrifying tale of an astronaut set adrift when debris hits her ship during a space walk. The facts behind the movie can be found in a new Minneapolis-produced film, "Space Junk 3D." (09/19/2013)
Stephen King's novel, "The Shining," is going to become an opera, more than 35 years after it was turned into a movie. The Minnesota Opera will stage "The Shining" in 2016. Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr talked with the Minnesota Opera's artistic director Dale Johnson about how "The Shining" was chosen. (09/16/2013)
There appears to be shift, however small, in the standoff between musicians and management in the Minnesota Orchestra dispute. With a management-set midnight deadline for a deal looming last night, both sides said they have been exchanging information with the mediator. (09/16/2013)
The Minnesota Opera has commissioned an adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling horror novel, <i>The Shining</i>. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story. (09/15/2013)
This week on The Cube Critics, arts reporter Euan Kerr finds a familiar local face in "The Family, " while movie maven Stephanie Curtis falls in love with "Short Term 12." (09/13/2013)
Without a successful resolution of the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute, internationally acclaimed music director Osmo Vanska could soon resign. That prospect worries patrons, some of whom say that without Vanska, the orchestra's lustrous reputation could be tarnished. (09/13/2013)
The new Orchestra Hall is ready for business &#151; whenever that may be possible given the current lockout of musicians for the Minnesota Orchestra. Orchestra officials took media on a tour this morning to show off the results of the year-long $52 million renovation project. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story. (09/12/2013)