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.


Minnesota pride takes a hit as our radio shows move to New York

With New Yorkers now at the helm of the formerly Minne-centric "Live From Here" and "The Splendid Table," some feel a sense of loss.


After years of losses, Minneapolis MayDay Parade has record-breaking year

The nonprofit behind it, which lost money on the event for years, announced steps to sort out its future.


How a decades-old shoe repair shop survived the Target-ization of Dinkytown

Fast Eddie's has been fixing shoes in the same small Dinkytown workshop for decades.


New opera targets a younger audience: babies and toddlers

Babies are the target audience for a Minnesota Opera work that dares to think small.


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.


Minnesota arts groups worry about losing corporate funding: 'We were shocked'

As corporate giving is steered elsewhere, "the future is a little scary for the arts sector," says the author of a recent study.


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.