Jay Gabler

Digital Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
jgabler@mpr.org


Jay Gabler Feature Archive

Trial By Jury
This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival opens on July 30, and as always, there are many musicals in the mix. From Gilbert & Sullivan to an all-female opera, here are five great picks. (07/29/2015)
Bob Dylan
50 years ago Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival carrying an electric guitar. He probably guessed he was about to create a minor ruckus—but he couldn't have known that he was actually creating one of the most iconic moments in rock history. (07/22/2015)
Fantasia
As we continue our 75th anniversary celebration of Disney's classic "Fantasia," Jay Gabler tells the story of how the iconic "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment came to be. (07/15/2015)
Ennio Morricone, one of the most famous composers of music for Westerns, will return to the genre for the first time in over 40 years - with a score for a Quentin Tarantino film. (07/13/2015)
The "Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star" series of rock-based lullabies has added a new volume, featuring alt rock heroes the Replacements. (07/10/2015)
James Horner, a prolific and acclaimed film composer, died when a small plane he was piloting crashed in California. (06/23/2015)
'80s kid Jay Gabler takes a listen to a six-CD set featuring the music of "Back to the Future," "The Goonies," "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," and many more movies from 1985. (06/22/2015)
The British actor appeared in some of the most acclaimed - and some of the least acclaimed - fantasy films of all time. He also had an idiosyncratic music career. (06/11/2015)
Al Church stopped by The Current to chat with David Campbell and play a few songs from his new album. (06/08/2015)
Anthony Gatto's world-premiere opera based on Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel unfolds in an immersive set created by artist Chris Larson. (06/05/2015)
In a long interview, Naxos founder Klaus Heymann discusses a wide range of subjects including his label's history, their CDs' iconic white cover design, the status of classical music today, and the "nostalgia" craze for vinyl. (05/28/2015)
"Twin Peaks" fans will be relieved to know that Angelo Badalamenti, who created the signature music for the 1990-91 series, will return for the series' forthcoming return. (05/28/2015)
With the Berlin Philharmonic saying they'll take as long as another year to choose their new chief conductor, The New Yorker's Alex Ross asks a "heretical" question: does it even matter who gets the job? (05/15/2015)
From Gabrieli to Perri, here are some tried and trusted pieces of wedding music spanning the last five hundred years. (05/08/2015)
Our staff list some of the slowest musical compositions of all time. (04/24/2015)