by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/14/19, 11:29 am
Two opera houses have canceled planned performances featuring revered singer Plácido Domingo following accusations of sexual harassment against him. The Philadelphia Orchestra canceled a Sept. 28 opening gala with Domingo, and the San Francisco Opera dropped a sold-out Oct. 6 concert marking the singer’s 50th anniversary with the company. The Los Angeles Opera, where he serves as general director, said it would investigate Domingo’s conduct, and New York’s Metropolitan Opera said it would wait for the results of the LA Opera’s investigation “before making any final decisions about Mr.
Music | Jazz Fest box set shows the late Art Neville’s continuing influence
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 8/06/19, 09:34 am
On July 22, seven months after he announced his retirement, the New Orleans keyboardist and singer Art Neville died. He was 81.
His career spanned six decades and includes accomplishments that reverberate to this day. It’s a 17-year-old Neville, for instance, singing lead on the Hawketts’ perennial New Orleans favorite “Mardi Gras Mambo.” And the albums that he recorded as a member of the Meters beginning in 1969 defined French Quarter funk and contained songs that with the dawning of hip-hop would be sampled hundreds of times.