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Marianne Combs blogs about arts and culture for Minnesota Public Radio news.

Penumbra summer program teaches activism along with the arts — It used to be that when he was bored, Gebriel Khadar would go looking for trouble. In order to keep him busy, his mother enrolled him and his brother in Penumbra Theatre's Summer Institute.

Art Hounds: Don't see this Fringe show — This week on Art Hounds, we take a look at "New Works by So-And-So," pay a visit to a tattoo parlor in St. Cloud, and are told to NOT see a particular show at the Fringe.

Art Hounds: Remembering dancers lost to AIDS — This week Art Hounds share their love for the Boy Kisses comedy show, remember the "Lost Voices of Jazz" and revel in a classical retelling of a Persian fable.

FLOW arts crawl celebrates welcome change in north Minneapolis — When George Roberts first opened Homewood Studios on North Plymouth Avenue in 1999, he'd start each morning by sweeping up the crack vials and bullet casings that had accumulated overnight on the sidewalk in front of the gallery and meeting space. Today, he no longer has to.

TU Dance seeks to inspire more dancers of color — As a young dancer in the Twin Cities, Toni Pierce-Sands was one of few students of color in her classes. Eventually she moved to New York, where she joined the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and met her future husband, fellow dancer Uri Sands.

Art Hounds: Music festivals and Norwegian textiles — This week the Art Hounds head to Eau Claire, Wisc., and Hutchinson, Minn., for music festivals and peruse Norwegian textile art and paintings at Norway House in Minneapolis.

Weekend arts roundup: St. Paul's energy surge

Art Hounds: A lesser-known Wilder and outdoor improv

Jul 09, 2015

This week @MPRArtHounds talk "The Matchmaker," Grand Marais Art Festival, and Fresh Air Improv:…

Loft Literary Center taps Macalester grad as next leader — Britt Udesen currently runs The Cabin, a literary arts center in Idaho. She replaces Jocelyn Hale, who steps down in August as The Loft celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Art Hounds: The music of Nye's and Arab American theater — This week the Art Hounds recommend an Arab American theater festival, music at Nye's and "Prints" at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse.
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Jul 30, 2015

RT @TheCurrent: Weekend Arts Roundup: @MarianneSCombs features aquatic arts from @mplsparkboard, @silverwoodpark & @mnfringe:…

Jul 09, 2015

This week @MPRArtHounds talk "The Matchmaker," Grand Marais Art Festival, and Fresh Air Improv:…

Jul 09, 2015

RT @TheCurrent: At 8:30, @MarianneSCombs talks music & dance events at @uniondepot, @SouthernTheater & @guthrietheater:…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @TheCurrent: Weekend Arts Roundup: @MarianneSCombs describes July 4 enhancers at @lightgreyartlab, @guthrietheater & @ParkSquare: http:/…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @PHouseTheatre: A great interview with our Health Outreach Worker, @Kaoz612 (Kevin Moore) in @lavmag this week!…

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