5/27/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Adidas NMD Vintage White

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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The Adidas NMD Primeknit has already created buzz, which has caused those “in the know” to declare it the shoe of Summer 2016. The lightweight and comfortable slip-on woven upper, patented Boost cushioning system, and the added touch of color along the one of a kind midsole unit gives the Adidas NMD Vintage White an unique aesthetic. Read More »

5/27/16 O&A NYC Song Of The Day: In Common- Alicia Keys

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In Common, a song by singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, recorded for her upcoming untitled sixth studio album.  The song is a departure from her R&B sound, combining many new elements including tropical music, dancehall sound, with Latin beat, Afrobeat instrumental, collage of electronic beats, tropicalia-infused rhythms and icy drum patterns as its main instrumentation. The song was written by Keys, Illangelo, Tayla Parks and Billy Walsh, and produced by Illangelo. Read More »

5/27/16 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Gregory and Maurice Hines

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Gregory and Maurice Hines, Harlem natives and child entertainers  were the sons of Alma Iola (Lawless) and Maurice Robert Hines, a dancer, musician, and actor. Maurice began his career at the age of five and Gregory at age two. Both studied tap dance at the Henry LeTang Dance Studio in Manhattan. LeTang recognized their talent and began choreographing numbers specifically for them patterned on the Nicholas Brothers. Read More »

5/26/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: NiceKicks And Adidas Pharrell

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Nice Kicks invited Pharrell Williams out to its shop for a special pop-up. 10 lucky artists won the chance to create with the multi-hyphenate, who oversaw their work and offered some wise words. Commemorating adidas Originals and Pharrell’s collaborative effort, his Pink Beach collection was on sale and Pharrell was on hand to sign items and meet fans. 

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5/26/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Endless Love – Diana Ross: Live In Central Park

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The legendary Diana Ross took the stage in New York’s Central Park On July 21, 1983. Soon after the entertainer began her concert in front of an audience of over 800,000 people the pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show. Diana pushed on for much of the set, urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Read More »

5/25/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez- SONG OF THE DAY: Rihanna- Needed Me

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Needed Me recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016). Written by Rihanna, Brittany Hazard, A. Sneed, Alicia Reneé, Charles Hinshaw and Derrus Rachel together with its producer DJ Mustard and its co-producers Twice as Nice and Frank Dukes. It impacted the radio stations on March 30, 2016, as a follow up single from Anti together with Kiss It Better. The song became Rihanna’s 29th top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number 10.

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5/24/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Louis Vuitton Pays Homage to Japan’s Powerful Influence With The Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Exhibition

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Louis Vuitton has recently opened an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Dubbed “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez,” the project showcases Japanese traditions such as tea ceremonies and the classic Japanese dance drama known as kabuki.

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Along with a profound love of craftsmanship, pieces are gathered together to form a small bonsai garden for amusement. In addition, “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” gains an inspiration from nature which can be seen throughout many pieces.

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If you are planning a trip to Tokyo you are in luck the Japanese Room from the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Louis Vuitton exhibition is currently free and open to the public until June 19.

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5/24/16 O&A NYC DANCE: The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Season With PEEKS Tonight

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The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) will kick off their 40th Anniversary season with its works-in-progress showcase entitled PEEKS on Tuesday, May 24, 8pm at the Faison Firehouse Theatre (6 Hancock Place). THPAC offers choreographers an opportunity to present dance works in varying degrees of development in front of a live audience. An audience talkback, which provides constructive feedback for both dancers and dance makers follows the showing. Choreographers Marshall Swiney and Walter Rutledge will presents works at this PEEKS showcase.  Read More »

5/23/16 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cell Block Tango and When You’re Good to Mama From Bob Fosse’s Chicago

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Chicago (2002) the musical comedy-drama film adapted from the satirical stage Bob Fosse musical of the same name. Both the movie and the stage play explore themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film stars Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones and also features Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, Mya Harrison and Desmond Richardson.  Read More »

5/21/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Is This The Next Yeezy ? The Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Grey/Gum

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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The Yeezy hype train rolls on with what appears to be the next release of the coveted sneakers, this adidas YEEZY Boost 750 in Dark Grey. Looking pretty similar to the initial release of the bold high-top silhouette in 2015, the main difference with the new colorway is the gummy sole that actually glows in the dark. These are rumored to be the next adidas Yeezy sneaker release, but there’s no confirmation of an exact release date yet. Enjoy this latest preview and stay tuned to Sneaker News for all late-breaking Yeezy news.

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5/21/16 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Nureyev and The Joffrey Ballet in Tribute to Nijinsky (1980)

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NUREYEV and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky, the Dance in America broadcast, debuted on March 9, 1981. Recorded in August 1880 in Nashville the program presented a collection of three ‘reconstructed ballets had been seen in a special limited run on Broadway. For television, the dances have been supplemented with biographical comments on Nijinsky by Dale Harris and snippets of interviews with Rudolf Nureyev. Read More »

5/20/16 O&A NYC SHAll WE DANCE FRIDAY: Sherezade (2002)- Kirov Ballet Feauturing Svetlana Zakharova and Farukh Ruzimatov

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Scheherazade premiered on June 4, 1910, at the Opéra Garnier in Paris by the Ballets Russes. The choreography for the ballet was by Michel Fokine and the libretto was from Fokine and Léon Bakst. This ballet provoked exoticism by showing a masculine Golden Slave seducing Zobeide who is one of the many wives of the Shah. Read More »

5/17/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez- SONG OF THE DAY: A$AP Ferg – New Level ft. Future

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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 New Level, a song by rapper ASAP Ferg was released on December 18, 2015, as the first single from his second studio album Always Strive and Prosper (2016). This song, produced by Honorable C.N.O.T.E and features Atlanta rapper Future. New Level has so far peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest charting single.A$AP Ferg – New Level ft. Future Read More »

5/16/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez- SONG OF THE DAY: Devvon Terrell Remixs

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Devvon Terrell wears a variety of hats to translate his music to his audience. From shooting and editing videos to engineering, mixing and mastering all of his music. This jack of all trades mentality has earned him placements with And One Live, C2C Dj Khaled’s Halftime Report, a number one Mixtape on Datpiff.com and countless other mediums. Devvon Terrell recently released his first album titled Weird Sexy Cool and earned a the spot of top 16 albums on the itunes RNB charts.

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5/16/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SPORTS: Surya Bonaly 1998 Olympics

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Surya Bonaly, French-American former figure skater is a three-time World silver medalist, a five-time European champion, the 1991 World Junior Champion and a nine-time French national champion. Bonaly began skating in Nice before relocating to Paris. Early reports said that Gailhaguet discovered Bonaly when she was a 10-year-old skater at a public session, but years later, she said she had wanted to skate in Gailhaguet’s competitive skating group and actually asked to participate.

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5/15/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Gospelfest 2016

By Walter Rutledge 

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Gospelfest 2016 – Honor Thy Mother took place on Saturday May 7th, 2016 at the Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street, Newark, NJ). The event produced a two-fold celebration; it is both the ultimate gospel music extravaganza and a wonderful tribute to our mothers. The Mother’s Day Eve event has become a day long gospel event for the entire family and community.  Read More »

5/14/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez- SONG OF THE DAY THE 80′s: Junior- Mama Used To Say

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Junior, British singer/songwriter, sparked the British R&B/pop invasion of the ’80s with his classic Mama Used to Say. Though Sade Loose Ends, Soul II Soul, and Billy Ocean had more hits, it’s worth noting that Junior was a pioneer when he created and presented British-based R&B/pop music to audiences outside the U.K. some ten years earlier.

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