Jon Sobel is Co-Executive Editor of Blogcritics and lead editor of the Culture section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases and writes a semi-regular review round-up of independent albums. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a founding member of the Kings County Blues Band, and a sideman, and for six years he ran Cornelia Street Cafe's "Soul of the Blues" concert series. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, where 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.
Once disparaged, the acting profession has risen in prestige until the great thespians are practically Lords and Ladies. What happened?
The rise and fall and rise again of a soul singer and songwriter like no other.
Mob rule, Euripides, and the Arab Spring in a new production of Iphigenia in Aulis at La Mama.
Irish Rep presents a revival of a thoroughly old-fashioned Johnny Burke musical based on the movie The Quiet Man.
One of the most emotional plays in the canon of ancient Greek theater receives an artful production at La Mama.
Two-time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla ushers tango music into a new century with Bajofondo's "alt-electrorock-tango."
The "professional" social network is apparently trying to become just another self-esteem machine.
1960s completists remember the long-deceased singer-songwriter's participation at Woodstock, even though he didn't make it into the movie.
Based on an obscure Victor Hugo novel, this highly unusual production features live piano accompaniment, a brilliant live-marionette sequence, and free popcorn.
The Flea presents the world premiere of a twisted and artfully entertaining comedy with a shocker of an ending.