John Birge Feature Archive

Actress Helen Anker and Musical Director Andrew Cooke visit John Birge in studio to perform a couple of songs from 'My Fair Lady' and to talk about the new production at the Guthrie Theater. (07/17/2014)
With Bastille Day swiftly approaching on July 14, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about area options for French cuisine. (07/11/2014)
Mill City Summer Opera started two years ago with a new idea: Grand opera, performed outdoors, in the industrial ruins at the Mill City Museum. This year, Mill City Summer Opera presents Puccini's 'Tosca', and some of the singers visited John Birge to sing and to talk about the performance. (07/10/2014)
The Fourth of July is when summer really kicks into high gear, with outdoor eating in full effect! John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss some ideas for making fun picnic fare. (07/04/2014)
Beautiful summer evenings are great times to seek out a tasty treat with a side of nostalgia; that's why on this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about drive-in restaurants. (06/27/2014)
It may surprise some, but the Midwest actually offers a number of island getaways -- and restaurants. John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about some of them on this week's Moveable Feast. (06/20/2014)
Father's Day is Sunday, so this week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about tasty foods to barbecue and fun ways to grill with Dad. (06/13/2014)
The Leonard Bernstein classic opens a new season of Skylark Opera in St. Paul this weekend. Members of Skylark Opera's 'Candide' cast visited Classical MPR to chat with John Birge and to sing a song of youthful enlightenment - and prenuptial disagreement. (06/11/2014)
With summer now in bloom, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about farmers markets in the listening region, and they also share a tip about a destination farmers market. (06/06/2014)
As college students leave their campuses with diplomas and empty stomachs, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where students can learn a valuable life skill: how to cook. (05/30/2014)
With Memorial Day weekend upon us and many people heading to their cabins, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton look at a couple places to eat in the Brainerd Lakes area. (05/23/2014)
With Amtrak now running out of Union Depot in St. Paul, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to eat if one were to take the train to Red Wing, Minn. (05/16/2014)
As the fishing season opens, John Birge and Rachel Hutton talk about where to find Minnesota's state fish without the use of a rod and reel. (05/09/2014)
The University of Minnesota's Northrop Auditorium celebrates its grand re-opening with a concert by the Minnesota Orchestra. John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to eat before the music begins. (05/02/2014)
This week's Moveable Feast falls a few days after Earth Day, which is why John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss eating locally and sustainably. (04/25/2014)