10/21/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tamia- Tomorrow

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Tamia Marilyn Hill known professionally as Tamia, is a Canadian born singer-songwriter. Tomorrow written by Carvin Lawrence Winans and Deborah Kerr Winans and appears on her third studio album More (2004).  It was originally scheduled (and titled Still) for a 2003 release but was later delayed due to Tamia’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Tamia peformed to the song a few years earlier and performed it in 2001 on the BET. Continue reading

10/18/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- HALLOWEEN: Rockwell- Somebody’s Watching Me

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, released by the Motown label on January 14, 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. Rockwell’s debut single release, the song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals). Continue reading

10/17/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: T.I. Says, “Dear 45 I Ain’t Kanye!”


T.I. is going directly after President Trump and the First Lady with a salacious video of a Melania look-alike stripping in the Oval Office.
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10/17/18 O&A NYC WALESYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: JAY-Z – Excuse Me Miss ft. Pharrell

Excuse Me Miss is a release by Jay Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.It was also co-written and produced by The Neptunes, whose Pharrell Williams sings the hook is a Falsetto voice. Continue reading

10/15/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Barbara Streisand Bashes Trump In New Song- Don’t Lie to Me

In a recent interview published Thursday by Billboard, the singer, songwriter, actress, director and film producer said that she felt that it was time to put her political beliefs into her music. Continue reading

10/14/18 O&A NYC 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles (2018)

Africa, the continent with rich and diverse cultures and traditions, and one of the more fun and vibrant traditions is dance. Dance has been one of many forms of expression, storytelling and enjoyment across the continent, and alongside traditional dances, so here are the 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles. Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY- MOTHER RUTLEDGE’S PICKS: Mahalia Jackson- How Great Thou Art

Mahalia Jackson sings How Great Thou Art. From her first million-copy seller in 1946 until her death in 1972 Mahalia Jackson (born 1911) was the face and voice of gospel music for millions around the world. These television appearances from 1957 to 1962 catch her at her vocal and interpretive peak.  Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Major Lazer – Loyal feat. Kizz Daniel & Kranium

Major Lazer is an electronic dance trio, which includes Diplo, DJ Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. It was founded in 2008 by Diplo and Switch, with Switch leaving after three years in 2011. He was then replaced by both Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Matthew Bourne΄s Swan Lake (2012)

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake was first staged at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in 1995. The longest running ballet in London’s West End and on Broadway, it has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Israel and Singapore.  Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: StepUp 3D- Robo Dance (First Battle)


StepUp 3D- Robo Dance (First Battle) is an awesome dance scene from “Mad” Chadd Smith.   Continue reading