John Birge Feature Archive

Rudolph Valentino was a legend of the silver screen. James Valenti is the opera singer who brings Valentino's charisma to life onstage in the Minnesota Opera production of 'The Dream of Valentino'. He visits with Classical MPR's John Birge. (03/05/2014)
Arts, culture, learning ... it can all make you pretty hungry. That's why on this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about great places to have a meal in area museums. (02/21/2014)
Moveable Feast is the weekly feature in which John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to go and what to eat in Minnesota. This week's topic is Valentine's Day dining options. (02/14/2014)
Now that Orchestra Hall is open and the Minnesota Orchestra is back, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to dine on Nicollet Avenue, aka 'Eat Street'. (02/07/2014)
Actor Sally Wingert and director Peter Rothstein create a compelling Cabaret, on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis until Sunday, Feb. 9. (01/31/2014)
For this week's Moveable Feast, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton discuss places to refuel that are located near the course of the City of Lakes Loppet. (01/31/2014)
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)