Rotund bearded Scot doing radio at MPR out in the wilds, wondering about the state of civilization. ekerr@mpr.org

Gallery invites artists to design the robots we never had

mprnews.org — Light Grey Art Lab issued a challenge calling for robot designs. In response, artists sent designs - and their visions, as well.

Whether made by a computer or a cello, to composer Daniel Wohl it's all sound

mprnews.org — Daniel Wohl's performance of his album "Holographic," part of SPCO's Liquid Music Series, grew out of unusual collaborations.

At Prairie Home, Chris Thile stands on the edge of something exciting

mprnews.org — Having grown up with (and on) the show, Chris Thile says he understands his role as Garrison Keillor's designated successor.
Feb 05, 2016

At Prairie Home, Chris Thile stands on the edge of something exciting mprnews.org/story/2016/02/… via @mprnews

Feb 07, 2016

At Prairie Home, Chris Thile stands on the edge of something exciting mprnews.org/story/2016/02/… via @mprnews

Artist behind 'Amish Project' hopes the play starts conversations

mprnews.org — A play opening this weekend at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis examines how a community recovers from the horror of a school shooting. "The Amish Project" is based on a 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania. The production is part of the Guthrie's new initiative to get audiences talking to each other after the show.

History Theatre looks at a tracker, a trial and a question of racial identity

Feb 04, 2016

History Theatre looks at a tracker, a trial and a question of racial identity mprnews.org/story/2016/02/… pic.twitter.com/hRx2EKZgAI

Orchestra lets young composers hear their own work, played large

How the Walker's Sculpture Garden will grow

mprnews.org — The Walker Art Center is adding acres and artwork to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. By the time the expansion is finished, the garden will house an additional 16 pieces of art -- including a potential challenger to the "Spoonbridge and Cherry" as the city's most iconic sculpture.
Jan 21, 2016

Boy, if there's one thing I've always thought the Walker sculpture garden needed was a huge hideous blue chicken. mprnews.org/story/2016/01/…

Jan 22, 2016

More on the big blue chicken that'll hang out @walkerartcenter's revamped Sculpture Garden: mprnews.org/story/2016/01/…

Minnesota Opera taps Arizona opera leader as its next president

mprnews.org — Ryan Taylor is young, capable and already knows the Minnesota Opera, the opera's artistic director says. Taylor takes over May 1.

Novel offers young readers a dilemma: What to do with a lost baby?

mprnews.org — You might think it would be easy to decide what to do if you came across a young child alone in a field. But in St. Paul writer Cheryl Blackford's new book, "Lizzie and the Lost Baby," a 10-year-old girl finds herself facing a horrible dilemma. Blackford moved to Minnesota years ago.
Jan 13, 2016

Some heavy duty moral questions posed in Minnesota author Cheryl Blackford's novel "Lizzie and the Lost Baby." mprnews.org/story/2016/01/…

Anomalisa' puts grown-up themes in hands of puppets

mprnews.org — The idea of exploring the human condition through an R-rated stop-motion film might not occur to just anybody. But Charlie Kaufman isn't just anybody. Kaufman's new film, "Anomalisa," swirls around a customer service expert whose trip to speak at a conference goes awry. The film, which opens in Minnesota Friday night, has some roots here.
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Feb 05, 2016

Incoming @prairie_home host christhile in the @mprnews studios February 4th 2016. Thule will… instagram.com/p/BBa-mLhPxrR/

Jan 25, 2016

Where water comes from in the desert, apparently. @ Sabino Canyon National Park instagram.com/p/BA_TnTkPxl1/

Jan 22, 2016

"They passed like ships in the night or yachts in the desert." instagram.com/p/BA231wDPxuu/

Jan 13, 2016

Some heavy duty moral questions posed in Minnesota author Cheryl Blackford's novel "Lizzie and the Lost Baby." mprnews.org/story/2016/01/…


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