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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): ‘Jane the Plain’ by August Schulenburg

Alisha Spielmann and Chinaza Uche

Schulenberg marshals all his gifts for comedy, poetry, scintillating wordplay and magical realism in his latest Flux Theatre bouquet – until it all runs away from him. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Intermission’ by Daniel Libman


This crisply paced and well-acted new play takes a metafictional look at the hard consequences of manipulating others. Read More »

Nazareth’s New Album May Be Last for Singer Dan McCafferty


The place of Nazareth, the band, in the rock and roll pantheon has long been assured, and they're continuing to add to their catalog with a brand-new studio album coming out June 3. Read More »

Music Review: 9Bach – ‘Tincian’


A Welsh band combines modern sounds and folk themes in a set of songs beautifully sung in the Welsh language. Read More »

Days of Sicily, Knights of Malta – Part 7: Ragusa and Noto

Chiesa di San Francesco all'Immacolata, Noto, Sicily

The great earthquake of 1693 left its mark on the people of Sicily, and on architecture and city planning as well. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘peddling’ by Harry Melling

Harry Melling stars in Peddling, part of Brits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Bill Knight.

The one-time 'Harry Potter' actor emerges with a debut play of mesmerizing creativity. Read More »

Woodstock – The Festival that Keeps on Giving


A Limited Edition Blu-ray release of the 40th Anniversary film 'Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music' with never-before-scene footage comes out this summer. Read More »

Win a Dolly Parton Signed 7-Inch ‘Blue Smoke’ Vinyl


A special Record Store Day 7-inch blue vinyl, signed by Dolly Parton, of 'Blue Smoke' from the new CD. Read More »

Henry Mancini and the Pink Panther Sneak into Record Store Day


In his own day Henry Mancini recorded more than 90 albums, including eight that went gold – but none, as far as I know, literally pink. Now you can have it all. Read More »

Sarah McLachlan Storms Pop Culture with Perez Hilton Exclusive


With a new album due May 6, McLachlan is storming the gates of pop culture with a performance on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' and a Perez Hilton song debut. Read More »