1/10/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Storyboard P. At Kill Or Be Killed Dance Battle

By Adewale Adekanbi

Storyboard P. was one of the judges at the recent Kill Or Be Killed 10 Evil Xmas 2 dance battle in Brooklyn, but  the Mutant/Flex icon and Bessie Award winner couldn’t let the opportunity to dance go unchallenged. Continue reading

1/4/18 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Love Unlimited – It May Be Winter Outside (but in my heart it’s spring)

On 22 April 1974  Love Unlimited (also known for singing backing vocals for Barry White) performed It May Be Winter Outside (but in my heart it’s spring) on TopPop, the Dutch version of Top of the Pops (AVRO television) Glodean James, the singer in the middle in video and right in photo, was married to Barry White at that time. Continue reading

12/25/17 O&A NYC MUSIC- DIVA ALERT- SONG OF THE DAY: Patti Labelle – Oh Holy Night


The one and only Patti Labelle sings Oh Holy Night.  Continue reading

12/25/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Judith Jamison, Kevin Rotardier, and George Faison Perform Revelations Excerpts At The Hollywood Palace (1968)

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed two excerpts from his masterwork Revelations on the weekly television variety show The Hollywood Palace (1968). The episode hosted by Diahann Carroll helped give the then fledgling dance company national attention. The cast included Judith Jamison, George Faison and Kelvin Rotardier.  Continue reading

12/23/17/ O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams

Christmas Under The Stars celebrates the music of Christmas with Gladys Knight and friends. Join Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams in this unique holiday edition of Christmas under the Stars. Continue reading

12/15/17 O&A NYC 10 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Anna Nikulina- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ( Bolshoi Ballet 2014)

Bolshoi ballet principal dancer Anna Nikulina performs the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Continue reading

12/14/17 O&A NYC 11 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: California Philharmonic Dancers – The Nutcracker Live 2015

California Philharmonic Dancers CalPhil with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” dancers/choreographers Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, James “BDash” Derrick and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis are featured on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, op. 71 (1892) movements March, Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies (Spencer/Derrick/Davis), Spanish Dance: Chocolate (Davis), Chinese Dance: Tea (Spencer) and Russian Dance: Trepak (Derrick). Maestro Victor Vener conducts the California Philharmonic Orchestra on Christmas Concert Spectacular finale at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA December 12, 2015.

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12/11/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez ANYTHING GOES EXCLUSIVE: Drake & Lil Wayne Live @ 11 Miami | Art Basel

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Art Basel is an international art fair with three shows staged annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida and Hong Kong. Each show is organized into sectors which showcase contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists. Continue reading

12/3/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Dave Brubeck – Take Five ( Original Video)

Take Five (Live) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet is a 1961 live album by the American jazz singer Carmen McRae,  focusing on the songs composed by Dave Brubeck. Continue reading

11/3/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Viengsay Valdes And Brooklyn Mack- Diana And Acteon

For Brooklyn Mack, a principal dancer at The Washington Ballet, it is a dream come true: performing in the land of his ballet idol Carlos Acosta, one of the outstanding stars of the Royal Ballet of London.

Mack is one of over 20 U.S. based dancers who participated in the 24th International Havana Ballet Festival,  October 28th through Friday, November 7th, 2014. 

Viengsay Valdes & Brooklyn Mack – Diana & Acteon