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.


Minneapolis costumers sew to save lives, making coronavirus face masks

Artists and theater costume makers are turning their talents to making coronavirus face masks.


Minnesota Orchestra cancels summer tour to Vietnam, South Korea

The Minnesota Orchestra has called off its tour to Vietnam and South Korea, set for late June, due to coronavirus pandemic."We wish to be exceedingly…


Campfires, s'mores, canoeing and booze: Welcome to summer camp for adults

This summer adults-only getaway takes campfires and s'mores up a notch with drinks and gourmet fare.


With shrines to Prince and polka, the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame draws fans to this small city

The state's Music Hall of Fame honors our legends of all genres, from polka to Prince.


To an empty hall, the Minnesota Orchestra plays a goodbye — for now

Across Minnesota and beyond, people were listening.


'It's going to be devastating': Minnesota arts, artists brace for coronavirus fallout

Amid a flurry of cancellations, Twin Cities arts groups and artists brace for a major financial hit.


Famed landscape photographer Lynn Geesaman dies at age 81

She photographed the gardens of France, the parks of England, the canals of Belgium. But her favorite location was the darkroom of her Edina home.


New boss wants Mpls. Institute of Art to welcome tough conversations: 'Art is never easy'

As she settles in at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Katherine Luber is educating herself on issues — big and small.


Bells will ring across Minneapolis for Minnesota Orchestra's new summer festival

The orchestra will play a free concert on Peavey Plaza as part of the reinvented four-week event.


Don't get Beethoven? SPCO's new artistic partner can break it down for you

Rob Kapilow brings Beethoven down to earth in his new role with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.