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

2/6/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: DMX Buying A Lamborghini- Exit Wounds (2001)


DMX and Anthony Anderson demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of selling upscale autos; from the 2001 action film Exit Wounds.  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

1/12/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Nureyev Unzipped – A Brief Survey Of The Life And Career Of The Great Russian Dancer

Nureyev Unzipped is a short documentary that dates from 1998 and narrated by Terence Stamp. The programme includes interviews with friends and colleagues as well as film clips of Nureyev in action. Uploaded with all due acknowledgements to the programme makers of 20 years ago. Continue reading

1/7/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Scent of a Woman- Tango

In the scene from the film Scent of a Woman, Frank Slade, a blind retired lieutenant colonel (played by Al Pacino) teaches Donna, a stranger whom he met at a restaurant, how to dance the tango. 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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11/17/18 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY EXTRA: Mandingo (1975)- Ken Norton Gay Sex Scene

Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Ken Norton is Mede, a buff slave, who is lusted by both the Plantation owners wife, and a male house guest. Mandingo, released in 1975, with its overt interracial sex scenes created a sensation at the height of the blaxploitation film era.   Continue reading

11/17/18 O&A (REPOST) NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mandingo (1975)- Ken Norton Rape Scene

In Mandingo, big black buck Mede (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s wife Blanche (Susan George).  Continue reading

11/16/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

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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