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.


Twin Cities residents 'Say Home' in new work by SPCO composer in residence

What does home mean? A host of Minnesotans responded, for a work being debuted by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.


Auditor sees 'room for improvement' in State Arts Board oversight of Legacy funds

Report calls on State Arts Board to tighten up some of its funding practices.


For young composers, Minnesota Orchestra workshop brings blast of nerves and thrills

A Minnesota Orchestra workshop invites young artists to Minneapolis to challenge and celebrate their music.


Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive

Thanks to a dedicated staffer, the Minnesota Historical Society has a vast digital headwear archive.


For a diverse new generation, poetry is a 'growth industry'

More people are reading and buying the reinvented art form, with an assist from social media.


Native artist Rosy Simas pulls various threads to build a bold new dance work, 'Weave'

An ambitious dance work premiering Saturday in St. Paul is "an invitation to true inclusiveness."


Breaking from predecessors, Dayton picks a Minnesotan to paint his official portrait

Though reluctant to be painted at all, the governor chose a Minnesotan after Ventura and Pawlenty chose out-of-state artists.


7 favorite holiday movies picked by Minnesota film lovers and experts

From dark foreign films to comic classics, these features come highly recommended.


Tiny Minnesota town's historic jail-turned-B&B lets you sleep behind bars

Preston's Jailhouse Inn offers a "slumbering in the slammer" experience.


MIA director to become first woman to lead D.C.'s flagship art museum

Kaywin Feldman will be the National Gallery's first female director.