MinnPost today launched a new daily arts column Max About Town written by critic/playwright/performer/arts-guy-on-the-go Max Sparber. It replaces ArtsArena which has featured pieces from a number of specialists writers such as Britt Robson on jazz, Camille LeFevre on dance, and Michael Anthony on classical music.
Publisher Joel Kramer announced the new feature, and an expansion of the Daily Glean news round-up this morning. The aim he said is to produce , “a wide-ranging daily column covering the arts, nightlife and other goings-on around the Twin Cities as MinnPost refocuses its arts coverage.”
The first column today launched off a recent Facebook post by our own Marianne Combs about the state of arts reporting in Minnesota, and then segues into coverage of the Walker’s annual presentation of the British Television Advertising Awards.
Former ArtsArena writers will continue to occasionally write for MinnPost to augment the “Max About Town” column.