12/10/16 SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Christmas Concert at Notre Dame with Jessye Norman

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Jessye Noman performed in a 1992 concert recorded live with Lawrence Foster and the Lyon Opera Orchestra amid the tantalizing acoustics at Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. Continue reading

10/24/16 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Carmen Jones- Gypsy Song – Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum

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In Carmen Jones aside from the 3 beauties, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll, there are at least 3 more present and future stars here! As Carmen enters the club, the stunning woman with the pony-tail is famous beauty/dancer Carmen De Lavallade. Next two are fabled drummer Max Roach, and albeit just for a couple of seconds, Alvin Ailey!

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9/16/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Summertime- Kathleen Battle

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Summertime, Kathleen Battle and the Montréal Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Dutoit- 1994       Continue reading

O & A This Week: Tuesday, August 5 through Monday, August 11, 2014 Art, Dance, Film, Theatre … And More

By Walter Rutledge
Evan_Joseph_NYC34The first week of August is the height of the summer, and the same is true for the arts. This week an old master of modern art returns to midtown, while an up and coming dance company debuts in Central Park. Here are a few of the many events taking place in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to get you Out and About. Continue reading