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Jon Sobel is an Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, for which he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘No One Loves Us Here’ by Ross Howard

Jessica Kitchens and Anthony Michael Irizarry in 'No One Loves Us Here' at Urban Stages, photo by Hunter Canning

An almost flawless cast brings to life this dark domestic comedy, one big step removed from reality. Read More »

Win 2Cellos’ New CD ‘Celloverse’ (Deluxe Edition) from Blogcritics!

2Cellos Celloverse

The YouTube stars' third album sizzles with instrumental covers of AC/DC, Sting, Avicii, Mumford and Sons, and Michael Jackson. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Releases (and Tours) from Mark Ronson, Death Cab for Cutie, 2Cellos, Jellyfish, Hall and Oates, Red Garland and More

Mark Ronson Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Uptown Special

Plus Widespread Panic, Slipknot, Noel Gallagher, Art Pepper, Hugh Masekela, Anonymous 4, and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Tala’ by Kyoung H. Park

Kyoung H. Park Tala

Park is the first Korean playwright from Latin America to be produced and published in the U.S. Read More »

Chile Travel: Two Weeks in Chile, Part 1 of 4 – Santiago

Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago Chile

Santiago is a modern, cosmopolitan city full of history, museums, dramatic terrain, and friendly people. Read More »

Music Review: Pianist Els Biesemans – ‘Winterreise’ (Liszt Transcriptions of Songs by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Chopin)

Els Biesemans Winterreise

The pianist offers exceptional renditions on a restored 180-year-old fortepiano. Read More »

The Temptation of the Dark Side: From TIE Fighter to Star Wars Commander

star wars commander

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Win Soprano Sonya Yoncheva’s New Paris-Inspired CD ‘Paris, Mon Amour’

Sonya Yoncheva Paris Mon Amour

The brilliant lyric soprano's new CD highlights music by French composers of the Belle Époque along with Verdi and Puccini. Enter to win a copy from Blogcritics! Read More »

Music Review: Art Hirahara – ‘Libations and Meditations’ (Posi-Tone)

art hirahara libations and meditations

With a a blend of fireworks and atmospherics, Hirahara's trio conveys the sense of joy that marks jazz at its best. Read More »

Music Review: Ann Hobson Pilot, Lucia Lin and J.P. Jofre – ‘Astor Piazzolla: Escualo’

Astor Piazzolla Escualo

Piazzolla's music contains multitudes of possibilities, gentleness always among them. Read More »