4/21/18 O&A NYC DANCE/REVIEW: newsteps- a choreographer’s series

By Walter Rutledge

The Chen Dance Center began the 34th consecutive newsteps; the semi-annual emerging choreographers’ series, Thursday, April 19 at the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street in New York’s Chinatown. This season the three-performance spring showcase, which runs through Saturday, April 21, selected works from “non- dancers”. Professional artists, actors, musicians, singers, photographers, who applied their expertise of their respective art forms to the choreographic process. The five choreographers selected through an open audition for the April concerts are Kate Douglas, Bryndon Cook, Lauren Oliver, Alec Funiciello, and Sophia Zukoski. Each choreographer is given rehearsal space, an honorarium, mentoring from a member of the selection panel, and multiple (three) performances to give the works time to “find its own voice”. Continue reading

4/11/18 O&A NYC FOOD/SUNDAY BRUNCH: Cajun Seafood Pasta

Cajun Seafood Pasta creates a spicy, flavor filled Sunday culinary experience. This recipe is a hot one, but delicious. If you are “weak of tongue”, divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Continue reading

4/11/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: COMME des GARÇONS Launches First Men’s Only Shop at Nordstrom

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

COMME des GARÇON works with a selection of stockists outside of its own stores and Dover Street Market outlets, but the label is joining Nordstrom for a brand new retail opportunity. Continue reading

4/11/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Black Jeopardy

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson). Continue reading

4/10/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Abdiel Jacobsen- Reaching Towards The Gods

By Walter Rutledge

Abdiel Jacobsen rise in the Martha Graham Dance Company is best described as meteoric. In true Graham drama, apprentice Jacobsen made his New York City company debut in 2012 performing Graham’s masterwork Errand In The Maze. Performing opposite internationally acclaimed Russian ballerina Diana Vishneva, his impressive debut endeared himself to both audiences and critics. Now a principal dancer with the Graham Company Jacobsen is looking forward to the New York City season April 11 through 14 at New York City Center. Continue reading

4/10/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Ex Lax Prank

A woman seeks reciprocity on her boyfriend who keeps forgetting to fill the ice cube trays. Too funny for everyone, but the boyfriend.  Continue reading

4/8/18 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Donald McKayle (July 6, 1930 – April 7, 2018)- Rainbow Round My Shoulder with Mary Hinkson

Dancer, choreographer, educator and author Donald McKayle passed on April 7, 2018 at age 87.  In honor of this dance icon O&A NYC posts his 1959 masterwork, Rainbow Round My Shoulder. Continue reading

4/5/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Cosby Show (Part 1 & 2)- Aries Spears

Bill Cosby is back and he can’t wait to share his Jello Pudding Pop to a new group of women.  Continue reading