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State of the Arts

State of the Arts®

with Marianne Combs
The final program of State of the Arts was produced June 10, 2005. Please visit the State of the Arts archives for previous Minnesota arts coverage. For continuing coverage, please visit the Music, Arts and Culture section of the News & Features.

Final Show

State of the Arts for June 10, 2005


Segments from This Week

Art in the public schools
We talk with Mike Hyatt, Music Education Coordinator and Director of the Professional Development & Research Group for the Perpich Center about pressures on arts educators by standardized testing, the value of an arts education, and about how the lofty ideals propounded in the Central Office trickle down to arts educators around the state.

Blessing and McSweeny "A Body of Water" looks at a body of memory
What would you do if you woke up one morning, and didn't recognize where you were? Not only that, you didn't know WHO you were? A new Lee Blessing play at the Guthrie Lab in Minneapolis called "A Body of Water" explores the fluid nature of memory.

Princess and a pea
A visit backstage to the Blaine High School production of "Once Upon A Mattress."

Dan Zanes
Interview with Dan Zanes about making folk music relevant to children.

New Books ForumMPR Books Forum
The MPR Books Forum is the perfect space for all of us to discuss authors and all types of writing, but it wouldn't be complete without a host. MPR's own Marianne Combs, host of State of the Arts and a passionate reader, will be here to share her own take on books and guide discussions.

State of the Arts Archive

Program Schedule
There are no currently scheduled broadcasts of this program.
Critic at Large
Dominic PapatolaDominic P. Papatola is the theater critic at the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. He joins Marianne Combs each week to talk about the arts in Minnesota.
Read his commentaries
State of the Arts Archive
Programs and audio organized by date; updated weekly.

Guide to Minnesota Arts
Web Guide
Whether it's a dance troupe, a music venue, a theater company, or an art gallery, if it's on the Web, you should be able to find a link here.
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