July 25, 2024


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Information Tribune welcomes new arts and amusement reporter – Duluth Information Tribune

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Information Tribune welcomes new arts and amusement reporter – Duluth Information Tribune

DULUTH — The News Tribune welcomed a new arts and entertainment reporter, Jay Gabler, to the newsroom this 7 days.

Gabler joins the Information Tribune immediately after operating for Minnesota Community Radio in St. Paul as a electronic producer for The Latest considering that 2013. He wrote tales and performed interviews for The Current’s web-site and broadcast on-air for The Current’s weekly “Rock and Roll Reserve Club.”

1 of Gabler’s most memorable experiences in his vocation so significantly was covering Prince at MPR, particularly in the hrs and times just after his dying in April 2016. At The Present-day, Gabler assisted explain to Prince’s tale by writing his obituary, covering the Initially Avenue vigil and dance social gathering and playing his full discography on air, not just his most significant hits.

“Mainly because we were so invested in telling the story of Prince’s lifetime and songs, even during his life time, we experienced a marathon of Prince’s tunes,” he explained.

Jay Gabler stands beside Prince's piano and guitar at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Jay Gabler, who joined the Duluth News Tribune this week as the new arts and amusement reporter, stands beside Prince’s guitar and purple piano in Paisley Park.

Contributed / Jay Gabler

Gabler also got to meet Prince right before his death during a consultation with community media at Paisley Park in Chanhassen.

Gabler studied early childhood schooling, human development, psychology and sociology at Boston and Harvard universities, and concluded his doctorate in sociology from Harvard College in 2007.

“Every working day I use and take pleasure in the awareness I obtained with that method, but as a professional credential it has not been particularly pertinent for the employment that I’ve done considering that ending graduate faculty and moving back again to Minnesota,” Gabler stated.

As a substitute, he made a decision to depart academia and investigate his adore for composing about the arts that he identified in high college. Gabler started freelancing in the Twin Metropolitan areas and creating for the Twin Towns Daily World ahead of joining MPR. He also frequently freelanced for Town Internet pages, and was the final theater critic for the Twin Metropolitan areas publication prior to it ceased publication in 2020.

“We are very enthusiastic to have Jay be part of the Information Tribune newsroom as our next arts and amusement reporter,” stated Rick Lubbers, executive editor of the Duluth Information Tribune. “He provides a wealth of expertise masking the A&E scene in the Twin Towns, and that will gain our audience as he begins digging into the Northland’s A&E landscape.”

Gabler grew up in St. Paul, apart from a five-12 months stint residing in Duluth for the duration of his childhood.

Four children, including DNT reporter Jay Gabler, sit on an anchor in Canal Park

Duluth News Tribune arts and entertainment reporter Jay Gabler, centre, put in five yrs dwelling in Duluth as a youngster with his a few siblings concerning dwelling in St. Paul.

Contributed / Jay Gabler

“It was a genuinely influential interval of my existence,” Gabler explained. “It truly is actually the core years of my childhood, so I have constantly felt genuinely connected to Duluth and I have generally experienced it in the back of my brain that it would be great to get back up right here sometime.”

Gabler explained he seems to be forward to getting to know the Northland as the News Tribune’s arts and enjoyment reporter, and particularly seems forward to diving much more deeply into the community arts scene that he is been equipped to experience for a weekend or two just about every year when he frequented Duluth.

“I understood it was the position I’d usually desired without the need of consciously contemplating that I could at any time have this position,” he mentioned. “It just appeared right.”

Gabler’s hobbies carefully mirror his work, with most of his time put in appreciating the arts. He enjoys the theater, examining guides he will probably review just after, and spending time with his fiancee socializing with mates and relatives. He also appears to be like ahead to discovering the Northland, like paying out time at his family’s cabin on Madeline Island.

“I feel what I’m most seeking forward to are the stories I really don’t know nonetheless,” Gabler mentioned. “To assembly the people today I haven’t fulfilled and to acquiring to venues that I have not been to mainly because I’ve only spent a weekend at a time in Duluth for all these many years. So now, to truly be living here, I have the chance each and every working day to explore a new place.”

Whilst he already has a checklist of potential customers for tales, he is thrilled to hear from visitors about what they want to see protected on the arts and leisure beat. Jay Gabler can be reached at

[email protected]


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