12/9/18 O&A NYC 15 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1958) Featuring George Balanchine, Diane Adams, Allegra Kent and Arthur Mitchell

This 1958 CBS broadcast put The Nutcracker firmly on the map in the USA and made it a Christmas staple. Balanchine’s masterful story telling and genius choreography has made his version the gold standard the world over. Continue reading

11/30/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Harkness Promise Award- Recognizes The Future

By Walter Rutledge

The 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards will take place on Monday December 3, 2018, 7:30pm. at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Since 1954 the award has recognized accomplished individuals who have made an impact in dance over the course of their career. This year the awards honors choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Crystal Pite and dancers Lourdes Lopez and Michael Trusnovec. For the first time emerging artists will also be recognized through The Harkness Promise Award, designed to spotlight and assist two young artists for the potential of their artistic work while investing in the next generation of dance makers. Continue reading

11/25/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton- Oh, Happy Day


Ray Charles And The Voices Of Jubilaton perform the Edwin Hawkins gospel classic Oh, Happy Day.  Continue reading

11/24/18 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Diana Ross- Christmas in Washington (2012)

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Christmas in Washington is an annual Christmas television special that currently airs on the U.S. TNT network. The 2102 show was hosted by Conan O’Brien and starred Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Megan Hilty, Scotty McCreery, and Chris Mann.  Continue reading

11/23/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Khalia Campbell- Living Her Dream

By Walter Rutledge

Dancer Khalia Campbell is living her dream! Years of dedication, sacrifice and ole fashion hard work has taken this Bronx native to her “dream job” as a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Campbell will make her New York City Center debut during the company’s fall season November 28 through December 30. Continue reading

11/22/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: November 22 through December 1, 2018 (Including Thanksgiving Weekend Guide)- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and More


Thanksgiving signals the official start of the holiday season. It is also the beginning of the holiday arts season and this week the excitement is palpable. Theatre aboard from City College to Hell’s Kitchen, music brings back the 60’s on the Upper Westside, with protest art in Chelsea; and while the Ailey company celebrates turning 60 in midtown, we have a group of over 60 “Sugar Babies” dancing in  Harlem. 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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11/15/18 O&A NYC SPORTS: Jesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics in 1936

Jesse Owens stole Hilter’s glory and dispelled the Ayran master race propaganda at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens  won 4 gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4 × 100 meter relay; his victories angered and embarrassed Hitler.

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11/14/18 O&A NYC DANCE/HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Dance Of The Village Elders Present Santa’s Babies

Dance Of The Village Elders presents their annual Christmas Concert/fundraiser appropriated titled Santa’s Babies. The performance will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4pm at St. Philip’s Church located at 204 West 134 Street in the village of Harlem. The concert title is an homage to the indomitable spirit of the Village Elders; who have made Eartha Kitt’s Christmas classic, Santa Baby, into their signature holiday work.  Continue reading

10/10/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez VISUAL ART: Banksy Painting Self Destructs After $1.4 Million Sale

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

A rare Bansky artwork, Girl With a Balloon (2006), self-destructed moments after it was sold for a record setting bid of $1.4 million at Sotheby in New York City. Immediately after the sale, the artwork set off an alarm and its canvas slipped through a shredder built inside the faux-gilt frame, essentially destroying itself. Continue reading

10/7/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 7 through October 14, 2018

New York City in October is a great time of year (well anytime is a great time in NYC). This week there is outdoor sculpture in Harlem,  Jazz in Brooklyn, Pizza in the Bronx and Dance honors its own at The BessiesHere 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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