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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.

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Life Behind Bars’ Written and Performed by Dan Ruth

A longtime bartender's fury at nearly everyone, from NYC health inspectors to an intrusive and homophobic landlady, recollected in tranquility and conveyed with measured energy and often at breakneck speed, delivers not bitterness but symphonic tension and release – and laughs galore.

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Theater Review: ‘HEDY! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr’ by Heather Massie

Heather Massie resurrects the screen legend to gratefully address an audience that's finally asking "the right questions" – not about Hedy Lamarr's legendary beauty, her many marriages, the sex and nudity in her controversial 1933 film Ecstasy, or her post-career arrests for shoplifting, but about her mind.

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Concert Review: Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and Pianist Akira Eguchi (NYC, 20 April 2017)

Celebrated violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi's program ranged from the 28-year-old Beethoven's teemingly imaginative first violin sonata to an evocative work for violin and electronics written in 2009 by the then also 28-year-old Jakub Ciupinski, inspired by the WWII wreck of an Italian ship.

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Exclusive Interview and Video Premiere: Robert Paterson, Composer of Risqué ‘Three Way’ Opera with June NYC Premiere

A dominatrix, an android companion – an opera? 'Three Way' zeroes in on the now and the near future of power and sexuality. Ahead of its NYC premiere, we talk with the composer, and debut a video excerpt.

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