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Out & About NYC Magazine was founded to offer the arts and lifestyle enthusiast a fresh new look at New York City. We will showcase the established and the emerging, the traditional and the trendy. And we will do it with élan, and panache with a dash of fun.

8/7/17 (REPOST) O&A NYC DANCE: Dance Theatre Of Harlem- Troy Game (1985)

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Robert North’s Troy Game is one of Dance Theater of Harlem’s happiest dances. Set to a stylishly syncopated, Brazilian-flavored score by Bob Downes, Troy Game is a funny and sexy romp with a special wit by the dancers.  Continue reading

10/9/14 O&A THROWBACK THURSDAY: JODY WATLEY (Repost)

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Jody Vanessa Watley  is a singer, songwriter, record producer, music maverick and one of music’s defining artists. Her music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, Jazz, Dance and Electronic Soul. In 1987, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.  Watley ranks as one of MTV Video Music Awards most nominated female artists ever, with six nominations for her Real Love video. Continue reading

10/9/14 O&A Throwback Thursday: Jody Watley

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Jody Vanessa Watley  is a singer, songwriter, record producer, music maverick and one of music’s defining artists. Her music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, Jazz, Dance and Electronic Soul. In 1987, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.  Watley ranks as one of MTV Video Music Awards most nominated female artists ever, with six nominations for her Real Love video. Continue reading

O&A 10/8/14 Wildin Out Wednesday: Steve Harvey

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Broderick Steven “Steve” Harvey is an actor, comedian, entertainer, television/radio personality, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey, and Family Feud. He is the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009, and the book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man. Harvey starred in The Steve Harvey Show and he was featured in The Original Kings of Comedy. Continue reading

10/7/14 O&A With WaleStylez: Premiere of Pharrell’s Gust Of Wind Video

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 The five-minute clip was directed by famed film director Edgar Wright and features a number of signature references from the international artists including stone versions of the French duo’s futuristic helmets. Pharrell, meanwhile, has finally opted for another hat, which most likely will not see the same amount of meme attention as his Vivienne Westwood piece. Continue reading

9/6/14 O&A With WaleStlyez: Aston Martin Shows New Lagonda Sedan

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The Aston Martin Lagonda Sedan will come back soon, yet unfortunately only in the Middle East. Inspired by the original Lagonda from the late ’70s, the UK luxury car maker shows off detailed looks of the latest version of the Lagonda Sedan – the limited edition sports saloon car that will be coming with a 5.9-liter V12 engine and 560 hp. You can expect a release of the car in mid 2015.

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10/5/14 O&A In NYC: Four Places For Sunday Brunch

By Walter Rutledge 

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A Sunday afternoon in October is a great time to get out and explore New York City. Whether you go uptown, downtown or over one of the bridges into another borough there is no better way to begin your day than with brunch. Here are four restaurants that will get you off to a great start on your day Out and About. 

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Catfish, 1433 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, is a true Crown Heights gem serving classic New Orleans dishes. At this cozy hideaway, you can savor bona fide Southern dishes like spicy, flavorful jambalaya or shrimp and grits. Enjoy a strong spring cocktail on the outdoor patio, like the Lady Laveu, a refreshing, flavorful mix of absinthe, St. Germain and cucumber lemonade. But be warned—alcohol isn’t served until noon. Until then, there’s no shortage of delectable eats.

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Toast,  3157 Broadway NY, NY 10027 (just south of 125th street between Tiemann & LaSalle Streets), is the wonder world of a bruschetta, where the pasta with chicken and pesto cream sauce is awesome. The mesquite-smoked barbecued-pork sandwich rules. The skirt-steak appetizer rocks. The raspberry swirl cheesecake kicks ass. In general, Toast is gratifyingly pleasant, and everything is cooked as if you were the only one dining. Rest assured you’re not: Toast has caught on with local students and other Upper West Siders. “Where all good things are toasted” is the restaurant’s cheerful motto, so let the browning and the brew-downing begin.

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Five and Diamond, 2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (112-113th), is an intimate storefront restaurant that serves a southern inspired weekend brunch. There is an unlimited brunch cocktails special for those with an empty stomach and a hollow leg. 

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Tosca, 4038 E. Tremont Ave., offers the irresistible flavors of Italian cuisine—a compilation of our family recipes using the finest ingredients and offering the traditional tastes of home-cooked pastas, lusciously fresh seafood, and the distinctly unique flavor of our coal oven pizzas. Along with the savory and sweet menus we offer our guests, we invite you to linger at our bar and lounge, take a mouth watering pause at our distinctive sushi bar, or plan your next event at our lavishly appointed restaurant. Much awaits you at our family of eateries here in the Bronx. Let us treat you to the delights of our foods.

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