Chris Roberts Feature Archive

Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside our own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend. (02/19/2009)
"Art Hounds" is a new weekly feature from MPR News. It's a glimpse of what's going on in the regional art scene through the eyes and ears of members of Minnesota's arts community. (02/11/2009)
Take the driving intensity of Japanese Taiko drumming. Add the rhythmic precision of drum and bugle music. Then place it in a post-industrial setting, and you have Savage Aural Hotbed, which turns 20 this year. (02/06/2009)
"Art Hounds" is a new weekly feature from MPR News. Call it an insider's view of what's exciting in local arts. (02/05/2009)
The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment approved by Minnesota voters last November is expected to raise approximately $55 to $60 million a year for the arts. Artists and arts groups from every discipline are hoping to get a chunk of that money. (01/21/2009)
Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles conquer the Twin Cities music scene. (01/05/2009)
The recession has forced In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre in Minneapolis to temporarily close its doors and lay off its staff. (12/18/2008)
Regional holiday shows are beating back the recession. If ticket sales are any measure, a number of regional holiday shows appear to be selling pretty well. (12/09/2008)
The Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul is closing indefinitely. The Minnesota Museum of American Art is losing its downtown space to redevelopment and will temporarily close on January 4, while it looks for a new location. (11/21/2008)
Thousands of Minnesotans have already learned to live creatively on very little, and have done so for years quite successfully. They're artists and they have some advice to share with the rest of us. (11/19/2008)
Some Minnesota musicians are turning down the volume and turning back the clock with their music. (11/10/2008)
Questions about how the issue of race will affect support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have so far centered on white voters. But what about how race is influencing black voters? (10/23/2008)
The music of Unicorn Dream Attack sounds like a Game Boy orchestra, but is deceptively human. (10/14/2008)
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra today named Sarah Lutman as its new president and managing director. Lutman currently serves as a senior vice president at Minnesota Public Radio. (10/07/2008)