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.


Jason Lewis holds town halls, in person this time

Empty seats inside the ticketed event rankle protesters outside.


Eaux neaux! Justin Vernon keeping Wisconsin music fest lineup a secret

The Bon Iver ringleader wants to "disrupt normality" by keeping names under wraps at Eaux Claires' fourth annual installment.


How this superfan sees 64 movies in 17 days at Minnesota's largest film festival

An aficionado camps out for maximum moviegoing at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.


Minnesota Orchestra unanimous in CEO pick: 'We were startled and pleased'

Michelle Miller Burns impressed board, musicians as a collaborator.


Bon Iver and TU Dance offer a 'moving' mix of music and dance

Bon Iver and TU Dance see past "very challenging times" with their new show, premiering Thursday at St. Paul's Palace Theatre.


Too Close for comfort? Museums face questions about works of accused artists

Since the National Gallery of Art announced in January that it would indefinitely postpone its Close exhibition, museums have been debating how to handle works by artists accused of harassment.


Minnesota Orchestra champions women composers in new season

The Minnesota Orchestra will kick off its next season with something still rare for symphony orchestras — a piece written by a woman. At a…


Minnesota music scene finally amplifying women composers: 'It's past time'

With small ensembles taking the lead, change is finally coming to the state's largest music institutions.


Why the Oscars red carpet needs more feminism: 'This is not the year to talk fashion'

Protests on the Golden Globes red carpet were refreshing. Here's why Hollywood should take the feminist cause even further.


Women-only co-working spaces on the rise in Twin Cities

Minnesota's newest co-working spaces are designed to be a sexism-free hubs for professional women.