12/6/19 O&A NYC SHALLL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Momix Performs Fandango- Choreographer Lar Lubovitch

Set to Maurice Ravel’s classic Bolero Momix dancers Mia Babalis and Sylvaine Lafortune perform choreographer Lar Lubovitch’s Fandango directed by Barbara Willis Sweete with conductor Charles Dutoit. 
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12/5/19 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Disney’s Mulan | Official Trailer

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Disney has now shared the first full length trailer for its forthcoming live action Mulan revamp.Mulan stars Jet Li as the emperor of China, Donnie Yen will be Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung and Yoson An will play Mulan’s love interest Chen Honghui. Disney‘s Mulan is slated to hit theaters March 27, 2020. Continue reading

12/15/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jason Derulo- Naked (Plus Instagram “Anaconda” Pic and Video)

Jason Derulo is creating new naked news when a recent instagram photograph was removed due to”aroused genitalia”.  Continue reading

12/4/19 O&A NYC DANCE: Meet Catherine Eng- newsteps a choreographers showcase

The fall 2019 newsteps: a choreographers series presented by the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street 2nd floor in historic Chinatown, will take place December 5 through December 7; 7:30pm. The series will showcase the works of six emerging choreographers Jessica Alexander & Madison Doyle, Caitlin Javech, Amanda Spilinga, Alice Halter, Catherine Eng and Susanne McHugh. These artists were selected by a panel of established dance makers and provided rehearsal space, mentoring and performance opportunities. The newsteps series offers three performances for an intimate audience of approximately 100 people. Let’s meet dance maker Catherine Eng.

Meet Catherine Eng an interdisciplinary dance artist with a movement background in Horton, contemporary, and physical theater interested in making work regarding social thought. She’s shown work at Triskelion Art’s, Movement Research, and The Works. Since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, she’s been working with Sara Rudner and Rourou Ye as well as dancing and choreographing with ZCO Dance Project.

Meet Catherine Eng- newsteps a choreographers showcase

12/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Fred Rogers Testifies Before The Senate Subcommittee On Communications (May 1, 1969)

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the then-recently nationally syndicated children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being reduced to $10 million. Subcommittee chairman, Senator John Pastore (D-RI), unfamiliar with Fred Rogers, is initially abrasive toward him. Over the course of Rogers’ six minutes of testimony, Pastore’s demeanor gradually transitions to one of awe and admiration as Rogers speaks.
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12/3/19 O&A NYC DANCE: Meet Alice Halter- newsteps a choreographers showcase

The fall 2019 newsteps: a choreographers series presented by the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street 2nd floor in historic Chinatown, will take place December 5 through December 7; 7:30pm. The series will showcase the works of six emerging choreographers Jessica Alexander & Madison Doyle, Caitlin Javech, Amanda Spilinga, Alice Halter, Catherine Eng and Susanne McHugh. These artists were selected by a panel of established dance makers and provided rehearsal space, mentoring and performance opportunities. The newsteps series offers three performances for an intimate audience of approximately 100 people.  Continue reading

11/29/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: It’s a Wonderful Trump Cold Open – SNL

Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) gets his wish to have never been president granted and sees how the lives of Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon), Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) and more have changed in an alternate reality.
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11/28/19 O&A NYC THANKSGIVING MORNING FUNNIES: First Thanksgiving – SNL

Pocahontas’ (Melissa Villaseñor) boyfriend, John Smith (Beck Bennett), comes over for Thanksgiving dinner with her family (Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen).
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11/28/19 O&A NYC DANCE: A Conversation With Khalia Campbell- Her Journey Continues

By Walter Rutledge 

In the early 2000’s the Uptown Dance Academy was located in the large loft space above a discount department store in East Harlem. After climbing the steep double flight of stairs, I met a  group of young dancers warming up in a small subdivided studio. Director Robin Williams introduced me to the cherubic faced girls and boys; whose youthful exuberance and joy of endless possibilities filled the room. Williams and I had a brief conversation, which ended in a private joke. In the corner a girl stretching on the floor responded to my comment with a hearty “ole soul” laugh; that doe-eyed precocious eleven-year old was Khalia Campbell. Continue reading