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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.

Win a Signed Copy of New Biography ‘Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll’ by Fred Goodman

A veteran music journalist 'tells the full story of how the Beatles broke up, how the Stones achieved the greatest commercial success in rock history, and how the music business became what it is today.'

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview and Playlist Debut – Singer-Songwriter Emily West on her ‘Breakup Songs’ Spotify Playlist

Streaming services like Spotify are taking us "back to the future" in a way, reminiscent of the days of free-form radio DJs. Except that today, artists themselves are designing some of these creative, meaningful playlists. Emily West's new Spotify playlist is a prime example.

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Theater Review (Off-Broadway): Alicia Silverstone and Heather Lind in ‘Of Good Stock’ by Melissa Ross

At a moment when lots of theater companies are experimenting with "immersive" productions, a solid traditional one like this meaty comedy, with all the creative pieces fitting together just right, is the true immersive art.

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Music Review: Miguel – ‘Wildheart’

Just about every song bears the imprint of a thoughtful survey of pop music styles from the 1960s to today. If they don't all reach the heights to which they aspire, enough do to make the album one of the more creative pop efforts of the year, and the best are hypnotically compelling.

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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): Chris Noth and Zach Grenier in Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’

Classic Stage Company's new adaptation stars two actors best known for their TV roles, and tells Marlowe's story of a deal with the devil with gravitas along with plenty of humor both low and high.

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