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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 Reviews: Emily Mure – ‘Worth’ and Bob Bradshaw – ‘American Echoes’

Tragic overtones aside, the smooth beauty of Emily Mure's music leaves a quietly happy echo, while Bob Bradshaw's 'American Echoes' shows a singer, songwriter, and bandleader in full command of his muse.

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Theater Review (NYC): Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Presents ‘Henry VI Part 3’

This is lively full-strength Shakespeare, a dizzying story of changing fortunes and changing sides, loyalty and betrayal, weakness and strength, war and more war, with only small and hesitant hopes for peace – and all made easy to follow and admire.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Temple of the Souls’ at the New York Musical Festival

Tuneful songs and strong performances enliven this tragic love story set in the time of the conquistadors. The show flutters nervously along two parallel tracks, one reflecting the real butchery and horror of the conquest, the other of semi-cartoonish family fare.

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DVD Review: ‘Gospel According to Al Green’ by Robert Mugge

For insight you'll get nowhere else into one of the most interesting artists of his era, pick up this re-release of Mugge's 1984 profile of the born-again singer.

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