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Author Archives: Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and 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. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Music Review: Bassist Eleonore Oppenheim – ‘Home’

Though they're all by different composers, the pieces in combination provide a sweet balance of moody atmospherics and richly expressive statements, abstract and concrete, sometimes simultaneously. They add up to one 37-minute sweep of curious musicality that's just enough to leave the receptive ear wanting more. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Line’ by Israel Horovitz

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At moments, the refreshed production of NYC's longest-running play reminded me of looking at those books of old New Yorker cartoons from the 1950s and '60s, with their wordless multi-panel stories and their hapless Organization Men. But for most of its length, I wished I'd gotten on line for something else. Read More »