Wednesday , February 8 2023

Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is 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 in various genres. 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.

DVD Review: ‘Sinatra: All or Nothing at All’

This two-part documentary takes a detailed, intelligent look at the life of Frank Sinatra, who merged artistic greatness and enormous popularity like no one else in the 20th century.

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Concert Review: Composer Portraits – Ashley Fure (International Contemporary Ensemble, NYC 2/4/16)

Ashley Fure's non-melodic, mostly non-rhythmic music makes you think, and her focus on the physicality of instruments – the wood and strings and glue and metal – gives her work, especially her newest pieces, a visceral appeal too.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Todd Brian Backus, PowerOut Artistic Producer, on His New Play ‘Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator’

A 19-year-old Emily Dickinson, teamed with Edgar Allan Poe, is the last line of defense between the everyday and a world of magic, ghosts, and vampires.

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Concert Review: Juilliard415 with Jordi Savall – ‘Shakespeare & Cervantes: Dreams and Follies’ (NYC 1/30/2016)

The 'eminence grise' of Early Music led the Juilliard School's main Early Music group in an crowd-pleasing concert with readings, all in tribute to the music of the time of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ute Lemper, Chanteuse Extraordinaire and Citizen of the World, on New Album, Collaboration with Paulo Coelho and More

The Olivier Award-winning cabaret singer tells us about her creative process, her collaboration with novelist Paolo Coelho and a raft of international musicians on 'The 9 Secrets,' life on the road, and the Blizzard of 2016 in New York.

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