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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): ‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

The Burlesque Revival and the Subversive Power of ‘Naked Girls Reading’

Evelyn Vinyl, Nasty Canasta & Dangrrr Doll of 'Naked Girls Reading' (Photo : Francine Daveta)

The thought-provoking intellectual burlesque of 'Naked Girls Reading' can be experienced in a city near you. Read More »

Forgotten Holidays: Eight Historic or Local Celebrations that Illuminate the Past

Percy Moran - Washington Entering New York

Patriots' Day, Evacuation Day, and Pinkster are a few of the local, forgotten, or obscure American holidays that enliven our sense of history. Read More »

Music Review: Curtis Stigers – ‘Hooray for Love’

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A classy, understated new album from the jazz singer mixes standards with original tunes that fit right in with them. Read More »

Record Store Day a Constellation of Stars, from One Direction to Dolly Parton

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From Deer Tick to The Doors, Dolly Parton to Kings of Leon, artists both active and historic have new releases coming out for Record Store Day Read More »

Music Review: Lucius – ‘Wildewoman’

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Combining well-honed songcraft with highly creative, truly original soundscaping, Lucius has come up with something really new in pop music. How rare is that? Read More »