Jenna Ross | Star Tribune
Reporter | Arts and Culture

Jenna Ross is an arts and culture reporter. Before joining the Star Tribune's arts and entertainment team, she covered regional and breaking news as an enterprise reporter, spotting emerging issues and intriguing characters. Her favorite stories on that beat seemed to involve big lakes: the winter surfing scene on Lake Superior, the longtime teacher at a one-room schoolhouse on Lake of the Woods. She has also covered higher education and suburban news for the newspaper.


Agnostic Minneapolis painter gives the Old Testament a colorful, surreal new look

Struggling for a subject, an agnostic Minneapolis painter found his purpose in the King James Bible.


Facing revenue shortfall, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra cuts Liquid Music Series

The cost-cutting measure comes after the orchestra lost major sources of corporate funding.


Rochester maestro is the Johnny Appleseed of Minn. orchestras: 'Sleep is optional'

Wherever he goes, this Rochester maestro builds community around his passion for song.


As MayDay parade comes together, puppet theater struggles for survival

"The business model for midsize arts organizations just doesn't work anymore," Heart of the Beast's executive director says.


Black culture takes the ice with Twin Cities skating troupe Brownbody

Modern dance meets African-American culture — on skates — in the work of Twin Cities troupe Brownbody.


For the late Woody Jewett, Lake Minnetonka was the center of a life spent on the water

There were the two years in the Peace Corps. The time in the Marines. But every other summer of his life Frank Greenwood Jewett III…


Hmong saga will be first to be translated to operatic stage

Minnesota Opera is adapting St. Paul writer's memoir "The Song Poet" for young audiences.


Minnesotan becomes White Castle royalty after serving up sliders for nearly 40 years

The 64-year-old Bloomington resident is known as "the heart and soul of that place."


110-year-old Polish dive bar is one of South St. Paul's hidden treasures

The Polish National Alliance outpost is tucked away in a basement.


Minneapolis fashion designer Joy Teiken takes latest collection to New York, Los Angeles

Rooted in the Midwest, fashion designer Joy Teiken's latest couture collection aims for a national stage.