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Auditions at the Met Hit Sour Note - by Alexander Geiger

"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" a visitor to New York once asked. "Practice, practice, practice," was the apocryphal answer. The route to fabled stage of the Metropolitan Opera Company, as Antonio Jenkins(1) found out, may be even more arduous. And failure to gain admission to the exclusive club that includes the likes of Pavarotti, Domingo, Fleming, and Terfel does not necessary demonstrate the existence of illegal discrimination... [full article]


"Heartless" Employer Found Liable - by Alexander Geiger

May an employer fire an employee less than two weeks after the employee suffered a heart attack, because the company was busy and "had to hire somebody." At least in New York City, the answers appears to be no.(1)... [full article]