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Art and music

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. 

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Photo courtesy of KCON USA

Crazy for K-pop

Music | A Korean pop culture wave has spread around the world, and now young Americans are swooning to the music
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/01/19, 03:26 pm

As fans awaited the beginning of a Korean pop concert on a summer night at Madison Square Garden, concert promoters played a video on proper etiquette. Screaming or jumping around too much, it warned, could ruin the show for others.

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New classical CDs

Music
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 8/01/19, 02:56 pm

Alvin Lucier: Orpheus Variations

Charles Curtis, SEM Ensemble

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