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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: Rebel Without a Cause

Half a century has passed since Rebel Without a Cause, the ur-film of postwar teenage alienation, made matinee idols of James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. The Barely Balancing Artists Group, a theatrical company formed especially for the Hollywood classic’s golden anniversary, is marking the occasion with a stage …

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Indie Round-Up for October 6 2005: Copeland, Mould

=== Copeland, live at Irving Plaza, NYC, Oct. 5 2005 Copeland (it’s a band, not a person) played an energetic opening set at the eagerly anticipated Bob Mould concert at Irving Plaza last night in New York City. Copeland is a tight quartet with a wall-of-sound two-guitar attack – except …

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35 Years Later, Janis Joplin’s Legacy Endures

Today is the 35th anniversary of Janis Joplin‘s death. It would be wrong to let the date go by unnoted, so, although I don’t have time or energy to write a new essay, I can re-publish here a piece I wrote exactly five years ago marking the 30th anniversary. The …

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New York Notes

When we've got a mayor who's doing a pretty good job, we hesitate to kick him out.

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Yahoo “Who’s Next” Victory Propels Copeland

Slowly but surely the major Web companies are becoming important players in the entertainment industry. Case in point: the Atlanta band Copeland, currently on tour supporting Bob Mould, begins a headlining tour next month (with Daphne Loves Derby, Melee, and The Spill Canvas) playing ballroom-size venues like the House of …

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