Marianne Combs reports on arts and culture for Minnesota Public Radio news.

Art Hounds: Two plays and a May Day Parade

For this fiddler, a tiny concert led to big things

mprnews.org — Last Friday, in a brightly lit room with a beautiful view, a small woman with a violin worked through several pieces with one of her students. Gaelynn Lea is busy these days. The Duluth fiddler recently won National Public Radio's Tiny Desk Contest, and as a result is now performing in cities across the country.

Art Hounds: Dance, improv and sacred music

Chicago Avenue Project puts kids' imaginations on stage

mprnews.org — On a recent afternoon in south Minneapolis, the award-winning actor and director Craig Johnson worked on his latest project, "The Cursed Potion." Johnson has worked with many of the biggest names on the Minnesota stage. But this afternoon, it was a 9-year-old ingénue who was getting the benefit of his expertise.

Meredith Monk and the 'fundamental joy' of singing

mprnews.org — Meredith Monk is not simply a vocalist. She's a filmmaker, dancer, performance artist and creator of works that combine all of the above. But over the years, it's her groundbreaking work with the voice that has distinguished her. That work will be on display Friday night at The O'Shaughnessy in St.

Art Hounds: Ibsen, 'Fantasticks' and flamenco

Guthrie picks up $1 million grant for new work, lower prices

mprnews.org — The Guthrie Theater has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant, which is spread out over a three-year period, will support the Guthrie's efforts to be more nimble and responsive to current events with its programming, while also making its work more accessible to a wider audience.

Ancient fable gives a bird's eye view of human disagreement

Art Hounds: Unsafe levels of laughter

mprnews.org — This week on Art Hounds: a variety show in Lanesboro, the American Craft Show in St. Paul, and a comedy marathon in Bloomington.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra unveils its coming season

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