1/29/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Carmen de Lavallade’s Inspiring Women

Actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. “There are times in your life when you want to give up, but she never did,” de Lavallade says. Continue reading

1/23/19 O&A NYC DANCE/THEATRE REVIEW: 5 Plus Ensemble Debut Performance

By Walter Rutledge

5 Plus Ensemble presented their premiere salon performance on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at Dance Theatre of Harlem’s studio 2. With a stellar core group consisting of Hope Clark, Carmen de Lavallade, Shelia Rohan, Darryl Reuben Hall and Michael Leon Thomas; this performing arts collective offered five works encompassing pure dance, theatre/musical theatre and prose. The well attended debut reinforced the notion that somethings do get better with time. Continue reading

11/17/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ:  Tom & Jerry ~ NOLLYWOOD COMEDY DRAMA 2017

Tom and Jerry is a comedy and drama that tackles on the issue of immediate families. The two rash brothers where detested due to their dire nurture. The troupe for this movie: Osita Iheme (Tom),Chinedu Ikedieze (Jerry), Ada Ameh. Continue reading

8/18/18 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Our Tough Love (Episode 1)- The Real Life Love Story of Pornstars Fame and Knockout


Our Tough Love Episode 1– The real life love story of adult entertainers Brendan Fame Marshall and D’Angelo Knockout Marquis. Continue reading

7/12/18 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE/LGBTQ: The DL Chronicles- Episode 3: Boo


In Episode 3 of the DL Chronicles Boo (Oneil Cespedes) is an ex-convict, a mooch, and a player who lives his life on the DL. His girlfriend Kesha (Latoya Haynes) is fed up with Boo’s cheating and kicks him to the curb. Boo’s mother (Irene Amen) tells him it’s time to settle down. Continue reading

6/11/18 O&A Hollywood Monday: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

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Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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6/11/18 O&A Hollywood Monday: Cotton Come To Harlem – Iris, Officer Jarema and The Paper Bag

Hollywood Mondayscotton-comes-to-harlem-movie-poster-1970-1020194569

Cotton Comes to Harlem was the beginning of short period in American film that featured black actors in leading roles and the themes dealt with issues from the African-American microcosm. With a screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis, and  directed by Davis this action drama represents the black prospective. Much of the film’s humor is urban black comedy, which was groundbreaking in 1970.

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2/26/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: He Got Game – Denzel Washington And Ray Allen

He Got Game is a sports drama film written, produced and directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington. This is the third of four film collaborations between Denzel Washington and Spike Lee. Continue reading

2/21/18 O&A NYC FILM: Tyson Beckford- Chocolate City Stripetease Scene

Tyson Beckford, model, actor and recent Chippendales entertainer gives us a stripe tease. Continue reading

2/13/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Talk

The Talk are scenes of black parents openly sharing truths about bias their children will experience. The conversations we have but don’t want to… Continue reading