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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): ‘Heresy’ by A.R. Gurney

Steve Mellor, Kathy Najimy, Reg E Cathey, & Annette O'Toole in 'Heresy' at The Flea. Photo by Hunter Canning.

A fuzzy image the near future nevertheless offers an amusing and well-played take on the state of the union. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Tango Fever’


A melodramatic story of passion and infidelity is the vehicle for a dramatic presentation of exquisite tango dancing. Read More »

Music Review: Bedhed and Blondy – ‘Down South’

Smart, literate, well-constructed lyrics and a softspoken adult musical sense add up to a batch of groovy alt-country/Americana. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Something Wild…’ – Three One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams


Even in his short plays Tennessee Williams could deliver female characters nearly as memorable as the leading ladies of his towering classics. Read More »

Concert Review: The New York Philharmonic with Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (NYC, 9/19/2012)

Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic showed mastery of rhythm, dynamics, and tone in their first performance together of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Read More »

Theater/Concert Review (NYC): ‘The Anderson Twins Play the Fabulous Dorseys’


A concept-concert featuring the phenomenally talented Anderson brothers pays tribute to Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Fringe): ‘The List’ by Jennifer Tremblay


Sofi Lambert's performance in this one-woman play is likely to prove one of the acting highlights of this year's 187-show NYC Fringe. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): My Mind is Like an Open Meadow

Solo performer Erin Leddy digs into an ancestor's life...until Grandma finally says, "No more digging dear, I'm all dug up." Read More »

Scarlett Johansson, Recording Artist

A new album by the son of Serge Gainsbourg features duets with Scarlett Johansson, Rufus Wainwright, Johnny Depp, and more. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012)


The film finds the time and scope to explore its central theme while leaving room for plenty of exciting action sequences. Read More »