4/23/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Great White Hope (1970)

The Great White Hope, the film and play are based on the true story of Jack Johnson and his first wife, Etta Terry Duryea and the controversy over their marriage and Duryea’s death by suicide in 1912. Continue reading

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

4/19/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Edwin Starr – War

Edwin Starr’s version of “War” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded Continue reading

4/18/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION DOCUMENTARY: McQueen Teaser

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

While director Andrew Haigh’s Alexander McQueen biopic — reportedly starring  Jack O’Connell — has yet to see the light of day, fans of the late designer’s genius will soon be treated to an inside look at McQueen’s life by way of a brand new documentary.McQueen is slated to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22,2018.

McQueen Teaser

4/18/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Nike Air Max 95 “Jade” From Atmos’ “WE LOVE NIKE” Pack

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

 

We now finally receive a first official look of the  Atmos x Nike Air Max 95 Jade from the upcoming WE LOVE NIKE pack.No official release date just yet, but the Atmos x Nike Air Max 95 Jade from the WE LOVE NIKE pack will reportedly be priced at  $160. For now, take a look at the official first look above and stay tuned for more details when they become available. Continue reading

4/18/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Afternoon Of A Faun- Tanaquil LeClercq and Jacques d’Amboise

In Afternoon Of A Faun (1953) Jerome Robbins‘ genius take on the old Debussy/Nijinsky ballet. A 1955 Canadian broadcast of the two legends of the NYC Ballet (and the original ballerina in this) Tanaquil LeClercq and Jacques d’Amboise (Francisco Moncion original danseur). Continue reading

4/17/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Shayne Oliver Pushes Travel Accessories Forward With Longchamp Collaboration

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Longchamp by Shayne Oliver sees the eclectic designer apply his own avant-garde twists to travel goods, in a sense transforming functional carry all items into eye-catching high-fashion articles.Leather goods, footwear, ready-to- wear items and bags. 

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4/16/18 O&A NYC WITH Walestylez FASHION: Mr. Bathing Ape Spring/Summer 2018

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

BAPE seasonal appropriate offerings feature the sublabel’s mustachioed Ape head on well constructed long and short-sleeved button ups, and a range of CAMO ties includes the label’s signature ABC CAMO found in pink and blue.  Continue reading

4/16/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Katherine Dunham and Dancers in Casbah (Presenting Eartha Kitt)

In 1948, Dunham and her company appeared in the Hollywood movie Casbah, with Tony Martin, Yvonne de Carlo, and Peter Lorre. The film was the cinematic debut of Eartha Kitt. Continue reading