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

12/9/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY HOLIDAY SERIES: CeCe Winans- Jesus, You’re Beautiful from Live In The Throne Room (2005)

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Jesus, You’re Beautiful is featured on Throne Room, the sixth studio album by multiple Grammy-winning gospel artist CeCe Winans. Continue reading

12/8/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Tekno – Jogodo

Augustine Miles Kelechi popularly known by his stage name Tekno, is a Nigerian Afrobeat artist, producer and a dancer. Continue reading

12/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES: Hip-Hop Santa!

A closer look at Santa and his elves as they prepare for Christmas. Continue reading

12/7/18 O&A NYC 18 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – Arabian Variation

Moscow Ballet soloists Sergey Chumakov and Elena Petrichenko perform the much acclaimed Arabian Variation.

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12/6/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY Pt.2: Babyface – For The Cool In You

For The Cool In You is R&B artist Babyface. It is the opening track on his third studio album of the same name and was issued as the album’s first single. The song peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. Continue reading

12/6/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY HOLIDAY GREETING: Eartha Kitt- Santa Baby

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Eartha Mae Kitt was an actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist.  Known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of C’est Si Bon and the enduring Christmas novelty smash Santa Baby. Both songs became US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the most exciting woman in the world.
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12/5/18 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: J.I.D – Off Deez ft. J. Cole


Destin Route also known by his stage name J.I.D, is a Hip Hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is part of the musical collective Spillage Village founded by Earth Gang in 2010. Continue reading

12/5/18 O&A NYC 20 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, Windham, NH.  
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12/3/18 22 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker Grand Pas De Deux (1993)

Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in the Grand Pas De Deux from George Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1993). 
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