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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Marianne:

Transgender, nonbinary artists need a place they can call home

With the announcement that 20% Theatre Company will close in 2021, transgender artists are once again forced to search for venues that will support their work in meaningful, long-lasting ways. → Read More

MPR News live special: Listening to the voices of black Minnesotans

On Sunday, MPR News aired a special call-in program focusing on the experiences of black Minnesotans. → Read More

Art Hounds: Native artists turn their talents to making masks

Plus, Art Hounds recommend Mindy Mejia's novel "Strike Me Down" and North House Folks School's Instagram feed. → Read More

Art Hounds: 'Let the Crows Come'

Ashwini Ramaswamy brings her choreography to Lanesboro, Twin Cities Ballet dances to Pink Floyd's "The Wall," and Eric Larson explores why and how we collect things. → Read More

Art Hounds: Champagne Confetti in Red Wing

Art Hounds recommend music by Aby Wolf and friends, "From Puerto Rico… With Love?" and a celebration of gospel music. → Read More

Art Hounds: A 'Skeleton Crew' struggles to survive in working-class America

Plus Art Hounds recommend the Ely Art Walk and "Night Songs." → Read More

Shelter serving Drake Hotel fire victims to close in late January

The Red Cross says a temporary shelter at First Covenant Church won’t be available after January 22. Nearly 60 Drake Hotel residents are still sheltered at the Minneapolis church. → Read More

Art Hounds: Le Vent du Nord blows into Winsted

Le Vent Du Nord brings its Quebecois folk to Winsted, A Doll's House gets a sequel and Puppet Lab pushes the boundaries of puppetry. → Read More

How to help the victims of the Drake Hotel fire in Minneapolis

Firefighters say they’ve put out the Christmas Day blaze that displaced about 250 people. A spokesperson for the city says part of the building will be torn down due to safety concerns. → Read More

Innocence Lost: Rumors, alarms got nowhere

Children’s Theatre’s defenders have said management was in the dark about what was being done to young people decades ago. But some parents raised alarms at the time. → Read More

Art Hounds: The Clemency of Tito's Tennis Club

A picnic operetta blends Mozart with '80s pop songs. Plus, the Art Hounds recommend an art show on anxiety and New Native Theatre's production of "The Rez Sisters.” → Read More

Art Hounds: American vernacular dance is alive and kicking

Rhythmically Speaking presents “The Cohort.” Plus, Art Hounds recommend an Iranian cultural festival and music performed in trees. → Read More

Children's Theatre Company settles with six survivors

The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis has settled six lawsuits with former students. → Read More

Counter Stories: There's a humanitarian crisis at the border. Why aren't we angry?

The Counter Stories team look at America's history of immigration, and what's changed. → Read More

Art Hounds: Peeling back the brick walls of Theatre in the Round

This week on Art Hounds: a new mural fools the eye, a play takes a man's love for his dog to extremes and an art exhibition explores Rondo neighborhood's vibrant history. → Read More

Training program aims to increase nonprofits' fundraising skills

The organization behind Give to the Max Day is coaching groups on smart ways to generate income. → Read More

Children's Theatre drops claim against assault survivor for court costs

Days after starting proceedings to collect nearly $300,000 from a former student who was sexually assaulted by a staff member, Children's Theatre on Friday reversed course and apologized. → Read More

Art Hounds: 'Caught' captures the imagination

Plus, Art Hounds recommend two art film installations -- one in Minneapolis, the other in Duluth. → Read More

Art Hounds: It's all real, it's all fake

Art Hounds recommend a dance concert on authenticity, a musical performance in a museum and some freshly made theater. → Read More

For three weeks, a full moon shines in the Bell Museum

An artist's 3-D rendering hangs in the museum's lobby to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. → Read More