Reporter | Arts and Culture

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.


Tucked into Falcon Heights, University Grove spotlights Minnesota architecture

A pair of professors who live in the neighborhood are examining its unusual history.


University of Minnesota professor uncovers silent film's forgotten, feminist stars

With a new DVD/Blu-ray set five years in the making, Maggie Hennefeld highlights rare films by "Cinema's First Nasty Women."


Minnesota Orchestra's next music director Thomas Søndergård meets his first audience

Musicians, Minnesota and the classical music world react to Danish conductor's new role.


The Minnesota Orchestra's music directors, over the years

Thomas Søndergård will become the next music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. Here are the orchestra's music directors through the years: Emil Oberhoffer, 1903-22Henri Verbrugghen,…


Minnesota Orchestra names Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård its new music director

He was a guest conductor with the orchestra in December and April.


Up North, kids from Pine Point and Park Rapids come together to stage a play

Youngsters from two distinct communities create a musical from scratch at the Northern Light Opera Kids Theatre Camp.


Marge Hols, St. Paul gardener and columnist, dies at 86

With a garden in the Smithsonian and a column in the Pioneer Press, Hols shared her love for planting seeds.


'Gay Pride was invented here': The origins of Pride in the Twin Cities

As the celebration marks its 50th anniversary next week, we trace its history through the words of the people who lived it.


Highlights of a bigger-than-ever Twin Cities Pride Week 2022

Marchers will return to Hennepin Avenue while the concert has moved downtown.


To their kids, he's 'ukki' (grandpa): Osmo Vänskä, through the eyes (and ears) of his musicians

"If it's music, he's fully there. It's infectious," says one MInnesota Orchestra member.