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.


She brought a Minnesota man's 250-year-old family Bible back to life

How a book conservator breathed new life into an ancient family heirloom.


Minnesota Orchestra thinks bigger as it plans its summer schedule

Full-scale orchestral works and larger audiences are in store at Orchestra Hall in July and August.


Among the worst hit by COVID, vocalists are cautiously starting to sing again

When it comes to COVID, classical singers have struggled like no others.


'Friends' reunion and 9 other things our critics are watching right now

From the "Friends" reunion to pop superstar Pink, here's what we're tuning into.


David Dovenberg, Twin Cities businessman who celebrated each day, dies at 76

A cancer survivor and CEO, mentor and volunteer, Dovenberg died May 10 after a stroke.


10 arts groups serving communities of color to split $7M in funding

At least $500,000 each for "cultural treasures" linked to communities of color.


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From Amazon's epic "The Underground Railroad" to comic Erica Rhodes, here's what we're tuning into.


Emotional skaters say farewell to St. Louis Park roller rink

After a half-century, Twin Cities skaters bid a bittersweet farewell to the Roller Garden.


Minnesota performers gear up for pandemic comeback: 'My hustle has changed'

Performers are beginning to book gigs and banter with audiences again. But they're rethinking what they do and why they do it.


10 best things our critics are watching this week

From John Stamos' new Disney series to a Dolly Parton tribute, here's what we're tuning into.