Out & About NYC Magazine is the brainchild of Walter Rutledge and Adewale Adekanbi Jr. The magazine offers the arts and lifestyle enthusiast a fresh new look at the New York entertainment and arts scene. Out & About NYC Magazine showcases the established and the emerging, the traditional and the trendy, the legends of today and the newsmakers of the tomorrow. We also provide honest commentary without the mean-spirited and often personal attack style that has become so pervasive in our present media. O&A NYC offers insightful commentary with flare, panache and a dash of fun.
Walter Rutledge (editor-in-chief) choreographer/ playwright/ director began writing arts commentary in the early 90’s while living in Charleston, South Carolina. At that time his work highlighted organizations that usually “fell below the radar” of the mainstream media. Rutledge expanded his following throughout The Carolinas and Florida, and in 2010 relocated his base of operations back to his hometown, New York City. He continues to showcase trend setting and emerging artists while offering commentary on the established leaders in the entertainment industry.
Adewale Adekanbi (co-founder) is an actor and photographer who follows the new and edgy New York art, fashion and nightlife scene. Wale is a Brooklyn native of Nigerian and Jamaican descent. His international perceptive has helped shape his keen fashion eye and eclectic art acumen. His column Walestylez will show a side of New York usually reserved for the fun-loving, fearless and the young at heart.
Rita Rubino is a restaurateur, food service and catering specialist with over 30 years of experience. Her background performing arts gives Rita a creative and insightful prespective to dining, food preparation and party planning. She will offer recipes and advice on entertaining ranging from a festive holiday fête to an intimate rendezvous for two.