8/16/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin- Rock Steady

The undisputed Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs her R&B classic Rock Steady from her 1971 album Young, Gifted and Black Continue reading

8/15/18 O&A NYC LBGTQ: 21st Annual NYC Black Pride (August 14- August 19, 2018)

New York City Black Pride 2018 celebrates its 21st anniversary this year! This annual multicultural festival is one of the biggest events celebrating Black and Latino LGBT people in the city.  Continue reading

8/12/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 12 Thru August 18, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August continues! The three H’s- hazy, hot and humid are in full effect. Whether you are trying to stay cool at a water festival in Brooklyn, experiencing art in Harlem, or enjoying a secret garden in the Bronx there is something for everyone. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
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8/9/18 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patti Labelle – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Live in NY)

Patti Labelle performs her signature rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow live during a 2008 New York City Concert. Continue reading

8/5/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Mahalia Jackson- Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho-


Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson performing Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho on the Nat King Cole show. Continue reading

8/3/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 3 Thru August 10, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August are upon us! New York City is hot, steamy, sweaty and half naked-which means it’s “hot fun in the summertime”. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
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7/17/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK JULY 17- JULY 23, 2018: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … and More

Mid- July Heatwave, NYC beach and barbecue continues!  New York City is hot. We have modernist sculpture off Fifth Avenue. Beautiful bodies dancing on Fire Island and the Upper Westside. Jokes in Harlem and Hawaii comes to 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

7/15/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs- Fill Me Up / Overflow

Fill Me Up / Overflow– A Music video by Tasha Cobbs performing for Motown Gospel (2015).  Continue reading

7/12/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson- Dirty Diana

Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana short film captured the high-intensity live experience of one of his concerts, complete with a guitar solo from guitarist Steve Stevens. In 1989, the 2nd Annual World Music Awards awarded the short film the Viewers Choice No. 1 Video; Michael was inducted into the World Music Hall of Fame the same year. Continue reading

7/8/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Oh Happy Day- Edwin Hawkins Singers

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Oh Happy Day is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th-century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969. Hawkins’ arrangement quickly became a “standard” and has been recorded by hundreds of artists. It was included on the RIAA Songs of the Century list and won Hawkins a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970.  Continue reading