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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 (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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Exclusive Interview: Conductor Sergey Smbatyan on His Upcoming U.S. Concerts with the Malta Philharmonic

Sergey Smbatyan

Armenian conductor Sergey Smbatyan talks about his upcoming U.S. concerts with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra presenting music by Shostakovich and Maltese composers Alexey Shor and Joseph Vella.

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