2/16/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Yanis Marshall Heels Choreography If- Janet Jackson (Kaytranda Remix. Featuring Stevie Dore)

Yanis Marshall, a French dancer and choreographer specializes in suggestive choreography of male dancers wearing high heels shoes.  Continue reading

2/14/19 O&A NYC Valentines Day SONG OF THE DAY: Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name

You Don’t Know My Name is by Alicia Keys from her second studio album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys. The song was produced by Alicia Keys and Kanye  West, the track was released as the album’s lead single in 2003. Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY- VALENTINE’S DAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: My Funny Valentine – Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band

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My Funny Valentine performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band brings a jazz favor to the day that honors romance.  Continue reading

2/13/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez MOVIE TRAILER: New ‘Aladdin’ Finally Reveals Will Smith’s Blue Genie Look

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Will Smith‘s live-action adaptation of the mystical Genie will indeed be blue. At the end of the TV spot, we see Aladdin played by Mena Massoud rubbing the iconic lamp to summon a very muscular Genie.Very blue and very muscular. Continue reading

2/13/19 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Metro Boomin Shows Support For 21 Savage on ‘The Tonight Show’

Metro Boomin made a special appearance on The Tonight Show. During the episode, he performed his Not All Heroes Wears Capes with Gunna while wearing a jacket printed with Free 21 Savage on the back.Now 21 Savage is gone. Continue reading

2/11/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Blackstreet – No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen

No Diggity is by R&B group as the first single for their second studio album Another Level featuring Dr.Dre and Queen Pen. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Continue reading

2/11/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Dapper Dan Comments on Gucci Turtleneck Controversy

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

So say in this day that a huge major fashion house with a big following from the African American community would choose to offend them like this it’s so careless and exactly show approved these racist images but possibly if huge fashion houses would employ more minority on these decision boards stuff like this would not be coming out of these fashion houses. Continue reading

2/11/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: John Elliott | Fall Winter 2019/2020 Full Fashion Show

 By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

John Elliott took to the Brooklyn Naval Yard and New York Fashion Week to show his Fall/Winter 2019 collection.The seasonal range is a nostalgic one, where packing blankets and ribbed rugs get transformed into outerwear pieces, while models sport ’80s-styled hairdos. Continue reading

2/11/19 O&A NYC DANCE/REVIEW: Camille A. Brown and Dancers- ink

By Walter Rutledge

Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented ink, February 5 through February 10,2019 at the Joyce Theater. The company of seven (Beatrice Capote, Timothy Edwards, Catherine Foster, Juel D. Lane, Yusha-Marie Sorzano, Maleek Washington  and Brown) moved courageously with a spartan attack and focus intent. The extremely audience friendly 70 minute one-act abstract narrative dance theatre work is the third and final installment of her dance/theatre trilogy about identity; which includes Mr. TOL E. Rance (2012) and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play (2015). Continue reading