John Birge Feature Archive

Is this a power couple which I see before me? Something wicked this way comes with Minnesota Opera's 'Macbeth', a work by Giuseppe Verdi that's based on William Shakespeare's play from 1606. (01/24/2014)
For this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss the word of the day: soup. (01/24/2014)
Last week, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talked about botanical art; this week, they discuss where to see living plants and flowers -- and of course, some places to get a bite to eat afterwards. (01/17/2014)
This week, now that the deep cold has lifted, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about ways to get out without necessarily getting outside. (01/10/2014)
Happy New Year! Here's this year's list of major classical music anniversaries. (01/06/2014)
With the New Year now underway, what are the top restaurant openings to look forward to in 2014? John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton give us a preview in this week's Moveable Feast. (01/03/2014)
We welcome Abbie Betinis back to Classical MPR for the world premiere of her annual Christmas Carol. For the first time, this year's carol was a collaboration. Michael Dennis Browne wrote the words above for "Carol of the Stranger," with Abbie's harmonies opening like the heart at Christmas. (12/22/2013)
Tchaikovsky's <i>Nutcracker</i> takes us to an imaginary land of coffee, tea and sweets. Any suggestions for those who are looking for the real thing? John Birge and <i>Minnesota Monthly</i>'s Rachel Hutton investigate that question in this week's Moveable Feast. (12/20/2013)
'Tis the season for Handel's 'Messiah' -- music composed for a charity benefit concert. This week on Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about how people around Minnesota can use food as a force for social good. (12/13/2013)
A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations, VocalEssence is led by the visionary Philip Brunelle. (12/10/2013)
This week, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about places to eat while out shopping -- and a place to go if you want to stay far away from shopping malls. (11/29/2013)
The host of <i>Giving Thanks</i> shares some thoughts on this year's Thanksgiving special and on the universal nature of gratitude. (11/27/2013)
Last week, John Birge and <i>MInnesota Monthly</i>'s Rachel Hutton talked about where to go to get the food for your Thanksgiving table. This week, John and Rachel investigate where to go if you want to let someone <i>else</i> make Thanksgiving dinner. (11/22/2013)
This week on Moveable Feast, Rachel Hutton of <i>Minnesota Monthly</i> joins John Birge to talk about where to get good local eats for your Thanksgiving dinner. (11/15/2013)
Thirty years ago this week, Microsoft first presented Windows. How have computers/web/social media affected food culture since then? John Birge and <i>Minnesota Monthly</i>'s Rachel Hutton explore that question. (11/08/2013)