2/28/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whitney Houston – When You Believe ft.Mariah Carey

When You Believe is a song from the 1998 Dream Works musical animated feature The Prince Of Egypt. It was written and composed by Stephen Schwartz. Continue reading

2/25/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: High Toned (1929)- Starring Buck and Bubbles

Buck and Bubbles were part of the amazingly talented cast of Blackbirds of 1930 along with piano virtuoso Eubie Blake and the magnificent vocalist Ethel Waters. While this revue is considered a landmark event in the history of black classical music, there is an awestruck need to be reminded that it only ran for a total of 26 performances, leaving Ford Lee “Buck” Washington and John W. Bubbles unemployed again. Continue reading

2/24/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: February 25 – March 3, 2019

February is almost over!!! That means spring is less than four weeks away but, New York City isn’t waiting for springtime to create fun time. This week we have dance from Lincoln Center to DUMBO. Art from Museum Mile to the East Village; and cutting edge theatre in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

2/22/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: We Sing, We Dance- The Nicholas Brothers Story

We Sing, We Dance the Nicholas Brothers Story, a 1992 Arts and Entertainment documentary about the life of the Nicholas Brothers.  In addition to interviews of  Fayard and Harold Nicholas the documentary features Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cab Calloway, Hammer, Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines, Dorothy Nicholas, Morrow Clarke Peters, Leonard, Reed, Max Roach, and Bobby Short. Continue reading

2/20/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Taking A Chance On Love


Taking A Chance On Love starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Bill Bailey from the Hollywood musical Cabin In The Sky.  Continue reading

2/19/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH- DANCE: Michael Jackson- Billie Jean (Outstanding Live Performance)


The King of Pop Michael Jackson is in great form in this live concert version of his classic Billie Jean. Continue reading

2/11/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

No Diggity is by R&B group as the first single for their second studio album Another Level featuring Dr.Dre and Queen Pen. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading

2/7/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sade – No Ordinary Love

No Ordinary Love is a song by  Sade from their fourth Love Deluxe. Originally released in late 1992, the song was a modest success in Europe and New Zealand, reaching number five in Italy. Continue reading

2/4/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH : Blackface: A Cultural History Of A Racist Art Form

The present controversy over Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface yearbook photo; and the recent Megyn Kelley firing over her blackface Halloween commits shows us racial ignorance and bigotry are alive and well Continue reading

2/4/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Black Folks Should Stick Together- Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks

Comedian Kyle Erby thinks black folks should stick together.
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