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

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

Gabler joins the Information Tribune right after performing for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul as a electronic producer for The Latest due to the fact 2013. He wrote stories and performed interviews for The Current’s internet site and broadcast on-air for The Current’s weekly “Rock and Roll E-book Club.”

A single of Gabler’s most memorable activities in his profession so considerably was masking Prince at MPR, specifically in the hrs and days after his death in April 2016. At The Latest, Gabler served tell Prince’s tale by crafting his obituary, covering the First Avenue vigil and dance get together and taking part in his entire discography on air, not just his most significant hits.

“Mainly because we have been so invested in telling the story of Prince’s life and new music, even throughout his lifetime, we experienced a marathon of Prince’s tunes,” he said.

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

Jay Gabler, who joined the Duluth Information Tribune this 7 days as the new arts and leisure reporter, stands beside Prince’s guitar and purple piano in Paisley Park.

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Gabler also obtained to fulfill Prince right before his death during a consultation with area media at Paisley Park in Chanhassen.

Gabler researched early childhood education, human advancement, psychology and sociology at Boston and Harvard universities, and finished his doctorate in sociology from Harvard University in 2007.

“Every single day I use and appreciate the expertise I received with that system, but as a experienced credential it has not been significantly related for the employment that I’ve accomplished given that ending graduate school and going again to Minnesota,” Gabler explained.

Instead, he made the decision to leave academia and take a look at his enjoy for composing about the arts that he found out in high university. Gabler commenced freelancing in the Twin Cities and writing for the Twin Metropolitan areas Every day Earth just before becoming a member of MPR. He also consistently freelanced for Metropolis Pages, and was the past theater critic for the Twin Towns publication right before it ceased publication in 2020.

“We are very thrilled to have Jay be part of the News Tribune newsroom as our subsequent arts and leisure reporter,” claimed Rick Lubbers, executive editor of the Duluth Information Tribune. “He brings a prosperity of knowledge masking the A&E scene in the Twin Metropolitan areas, and that will profit our readers as he begins digging into the Northland’s A&E landscape.”

Gabler grew up in St. Paul, aside from a five-year stint living in Duluth in the course of his childhood.

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

Duluth Information Tribune arts and entertainment reporter Jay Gabler, center, put in 5 yrs residing in Duluth as a boy or girl with his 3 siblings concerning living in St. Paul.

Contributed / Jay Gabler

“It was a definitely influential period of time of my lifestyle,” Gabler claimed. “It’s seriously the main decades of my childhood, so I have normally felt actually connected to Duluth and I’ve normally had it in the again of my head that it would be wonderful to get back again up here someday.”

Gabler said he looks forward to acquiring to know the Northland as the Information Tribune’s arts and leisure reporter, and particularly looks forward to diving more deeply into the community arts scene that he is been in a position to working experience for a weekend or two every single 12 months when he frequented Duluth.

“I understood it was the work I might constantly needed without consciously thinking that I could ever have this work,” he claimed. “It just appeared proper.”

Gabler’s hobbies carefully mirror his do the job, with most of his time expended appreciating the arts. He enjoys the theater, studying guides he will probably evaluate following, and shelling out time with his fiancee socializing with close friends and household. He also appears ahead to checking out the Northland, such as investing time at his family’s cabin on Madeline Island.

“I believe what I am most looking forward to are the stories I you should not know nevertheless,” Gabler claimed. “To conference the men and women I haven’t met and to having to venues that I haven’t been to for the reason that I’ve only used a weekend at a time in Duluth for all these many years. So now, to actually be living right here, I have the option every single day to learn a new place.”

Although he presently has a list of qualified prospects for stories, he is fired up to hear from readers about what they want to see included on the arts and enjoyment defeat. Jay Gabler can be arrived at at

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