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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.

Dance Review (NYC): ‘Huang Yi and Kuka’ Breaks Ground with Human-Robot Interaction

Huang Yi performs with his robot KUKA in HUANG YI & KUKA at 3LD Art & Technology Center. Photo by Summer Yen

This set of dance pieces featuring Huang Yi, two other human dancers, and a startlingly expressive industrial robot from the Taiwanese company KUKA is something utterly new and original. Read More »

Concert Review: Pianist Carlo Grante’s ‘Masters of High Romanticism’ Brahms Program – Lincoln Center, NYC (2/10/15)

Carlo Grante with Bosendorfer grand piano

The pianist's intellectual approach to the music was loving and respectful as well. Read More »

Win ‘Longmire: Season 3′ on DVD from Blogcritics!

Longmire

The action-packed third season of the contemporary Western is about to be released on DVD. Enter now to win a copy. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Earle and the Dukes – ‘Terraplane,’ the Blues Album Earle was Bound to Make

Steve Earle and the Dukes Terraplane

Earle and his longtime band delve into many corners of the blues and find gold in every one. Read More »

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CLIP: Lou Diamond Phillips on His Character ‘Henry Standing Bear’ as ‘Longmire: Season 3′ Release Nears

longmire Lou Diamond Phillips

If you've been waiting for 'Longmire: The Complete Third Season' on DVD and Blu-ray, the wait is almost over. Get a jump on it with this exclusive clip. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway, NYC): ‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

On the Town Broadway

It would be a shame for any lover of great entertainment who can get to New York City to miss a production that has everything Broadway musicals at their very best can be. Read More »

Rebels, Commanders, and the Force Awakens: What Star Wars Time Period has the Most New-Storyline Potential?

Star Wars Commander

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EXCLUSIVE: Premiere from Debut Album ‘Portrait’ by Itamar Zorman, Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition Winner

Itamar Zorman, photo by Richard Blinkoff

Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Zorman brings the requisite energy to the music of different centuries. Read More »

Music Review: Jazz-Crossover Albums from Roger Davidson, Gary Gray, and Pascal Bokar

roger davidson te extrana buenos aires tango

These albums are excellent reminders that genre labels have their limits, a testament not to anyone's lack of imagination but to the universality of this thing we call music. Read More »

A Dummy’s Guide to Destroying the Death Star

Star Wars Commander

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