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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): Terre Haute by Edmund White

What if Gore Vidal had interviewed Timothy McVeigh in person on death row? Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Die Roten Punkte: Super Musikant

Spend a jolly evening of clever musical buffoonery with the "Best Band in the World." Read More »

Book Review: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

An imagined history of a real book comes to life in this beautifully written historical novel. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – D’Haene, June Moris, Back Door Slam

In a world of hyper-talented young musicians, Back Door Slam plays truly impressive stuff, because it feels real. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Klezmer Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" is cleverly klezmerized in this kid-pleasing show about a magical dreydl. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by The Dido Project at the Samsung Experience

The Dido Project transposes Purcell's Baroque opera about the Queen of Carthage and the hero Aeneas to the modern boardroom, with video aplenty. Read More »

DVD Review: Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon and McCartney 1966-1970

A new film focuses on the climactic period of Lennon and McCartney's legendary songwriting partnership. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Zero by Danny and Robert O’Connor

Danny O'Connor plays a batch of wayward twenty-somethings in an impressive, if frustrating, one-man show. Read More »

Music Review: East Village Opera Company – Olde School

The operatic tradition has always had a place in rock and pop, but this band comes at it from the other direction. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Presented by the Queen’s Company

Get shipwrecked with Viola and Sebastian in the Queen's Company's hilarious, updated but fully Shakespearean take on the classic comedy. Read More »