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Thread #84501   Message #1560093
Posted By: katlaughing
09-Sep-05 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: A Harrowing Account, Got to be new Thred
Subject: RE: A Harrowing Account, Got to be new Thred
I couldn't get the thing to load, so went looking for other stories about her. Here's a LINK to one, with the opening paragraphs, which comfirm her relationship to the Nevilles.:

(September 07, 2005) -- Every time you think you've heard it all about the horrors of New Orleans in the past week, something like Charmaine Neville's experience comes around the bend, or the blog, and smacks you over the head like a club. It's a story of dead babies in the water, alligators eating people, heroism (she commandeered a bus to save dozens) and despair (she was raped).

Yes, she is a singer and one of the famous Nevilles. Her father, Charles Neville, performs with uncles Aaron, Art and Cyril in the Neville Brothers band. The Boston Globe has declared that there are "simply no limits to her skills," and The New York Times said she "electrifies audiences." As a frequent visitor to New Orleans, and a JazzFest attendee, I know the Nevilles' work well. But that connection matters little when you consider her story.