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.

Painter and new Minnesotan Frank Buffalo Hyde competes on TV reality show 'The Exhibit'

Appearing on the MTV series was part of a pandemic promise to say "Yes" more often.

After decades of dance, Minnesota artist Rosy Simas wins national $550K award

The choreographer and transdisciplinary artist sees the Doris Duke Artist Awards as "a real recognition of my work cumulatively over the last 30 years."

From Minnesota to HBO series, Indigenous actor bringing 'my people and my stories with me'

The "True Detective" role has returned Isabella Star LaBlanc to her Minnesota and Dakota roots in mysterious ways.

Older actors give fresh, deeper meaning to 'Rent' in St. Paul production

One of the stars has been living with HIV since before the musical's Broadway premiere.

Sarah Edwards and other artists take over a downtown Minneapolis hotel

The new event Sonder emerged during a dark year for the social media queen.

All-night Northern Spark arts festival announces end

The nonprofit behind the free public arts fest cited pandemic pressures and reduced income.

Minnesota Orchestra rebounds from pandemic but remains in the red

The financial results released Wednesday reflect a return to weekly concerts and a major federal grant.

Great Northern festival blends art, outdoors and action on climate change

St. Paul artist Seitu Jones and Canadian composer Kara-Lis Coverdale are among the artists meditating on winter for the 12-day fest.

Minnesota nabs $1 million in national arts grants

Two poets are among the National Endowment for the Arts awardees announced this week.

Excerpt: Our Missing Hearts

A taste of Celeste Ng's new novel