John Birge Feature Archive

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)
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)