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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.

Concert Review: Quodlibet Ensemble – Music by Biber, Martynov + Sharlat

Quodlibet Ensemble at Baryshnikov Arts Center (Tatyana Tenenbaum)

Composer Yevgeniy Sharlat takes Bach's English Suite No. 2 as a starting point, and engineers energetic rhythmic surprises, ear-catching counterpoint, and busy, angsty drama in a prismatic work of accessible modernism.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Hello Girls,’ a New WWI Musical by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel

'The Hello Girls' at 59e59, photo by Richard Termine

A smart, crisply written book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel links a sequence of superb musical numbers, recounting in the best musical-theater tradition the little-known story of the U.S. Army's WWI female telephone switchboard operators.

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