Chris Roberts Feature Archive

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)
St. Paul maintenance crews are stamping residents' poems on city sidewalks. (10/01/2008)
The Minnesota Orchestra is opening its 2008-2009 season with a performance by guitar virtusos Sharon Isbin. (09/18/2008)
Starting this weekend, two major art institutions in Minnesota will showcase the work of an architectural visionary, Eero Saarinen. His buildings, airports, memorials and furnishings reflect the height of ingenuity and innovation of post-war America. (09/12/2008)
It appears that even though St. Paul's Excel Energy Center is the site of the Republican National Convention, it's Minneapolis that's playing host to the conventioneers. That's where most of the private parties are taking place and where the majority of Republican delegates and supporters are staying. (09/04/2008)
The "after hours" scene at the Republican National Convention has taken on a charitable focus. Organizers of a number of events and private parties transformed the gatherings into fundraisers for the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. (09/02/2008)
Hurricane Gustav may have given the Republican National Convention a less celebratory tone, but that doesn't mean the RNC will be completely devoid of fun. (09/01/2008)
The image and public perception of protesters has changed since the 1960s. (08/29/2008)
A popular St. Paul sculpture vandalized in July has been restored, several weeks ahead of schedule. (08/22/2008)
Several neighborhood groups and arts organizations from St. Paul's east side are holding a ceremony tonight in response to a recent hate crime. (08/15/2008)
"Making the Scene: An Oral History of Twin Cities Rock," traces the evolution of the local-music scene from the mid-1960s through the '90s, through the eyes and ears of key figures from each decade. (Midday, 08/07/2008)
Residents of St. Paul's east side are trying to figure out how to deal with what police are treating as a hate crime. Several weeks ago, vandals swept through a local park and defaced a popular sculpture. (08/06/2008)
For the next ten days actors and dancers will perform in over 150 shows throughout Minneapolis in the 15th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's the biggest performing arts festival in the midwest. (07/30/2008)
A popular St. Paul teen hangout that's been closed for several years has risen again. (07/28/2008)