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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. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at 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 DVD Review: Roger Hodgson – Take the Long Way Home: Live in Montreal

Roger Hodgson in concert evokes both the emotional energy and the spectacular arrangements that made Supertramp so good. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Sam Baker, Peter Himmelman

Peter Himmelman's musical impression of a pompous "rock god" makes Spinal Tap seem tame. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Virtuosa: Clara Schumann in Words and Music

A gaudy, crowd-pleasing, musical presentation of the classic romantic story of Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Read More »

Music Review: Fats Domino Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans

The happy simplicity and indomitable beat of Fats Domino's hits just don't get old. Read More »

God Really Did Create Adam and Steve

A formative superstition still lurks in the heart of the temple. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): A New Television Arrives, Finally by Kevin Mandel

It's pretty hard to imagine a more difficult role for an actor to play... than a television. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): You May Go Now by Bekah Brunstetter

Dottie has trained Betty to be the perfect 1950s housewife. But what's really going on here? Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Harris, Foster, Sea Dragons, The States

Corey Harris always reveals something fundamental about the music of the African diaspora, whether it's blues, soul, Afropop or reggae. Read More »

Indie Round-Up, Live Edition: Second Dan, Gandalf Murphy, Irion Redux

Tours of the magical mystical musical cosmos, courtsey of Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Irion, Robustelli, Americana Compilation, Wells

Irion speaks the pop language without using pop formulas, while Robustelli bops and shivers like the best classic jazz-funk. Read More »