10/5/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lauryn Hill – Def Poetry Jam Motives And Thoughts

 

Lauryn Hill is perhaps better known for her singing and rapping than for her poetry, but here she delivers a powerful lyric in tight rhyming couplets which focuses on social evils and ways to overcome them. Continue reading

7/10/17 O&A NYC OUT AND ABOUT: PICKS OF THE WEEK- What’s Happening This Week July 10- July 17, 2017

Summer is here and the city is abounding with activity “24- 7- 365”. We have art celebrating popular culture in Brooklyn. Dance honoring dancers downtown. Blockbuster and Indie film share the silver screen, music blends with movement to reflect on Asian culture at Carnegie Hall, and the swashbuckling continues in Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

11/15/16 O&A NYC PREVIEW: Winter At Westbeth

winter-at-westbeth-398579-poster

Winter At Westbeth, a documentary film by Australian filmmaker Rohan Spong, follows the lives of three seasoned artists living in New York City’s Westbeth Artists Housing. The film makes its international premiere at the IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, as part of DOC NYC; New York’s annual festival of documentary films. 

Continue reading

10/14/16 O&A NYC WHAT HAPPENING THIS WEEK: Friday, October 14 through Thursday, October 20, 2016 Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre … And More

By Walter Rutledge

Evan_Joseph_NYC34

Fall is in full swing and is quickly ushering in the holiday arts season. This week we honor dance in Brooklyn, celebrate Jazz on Staten Island, and watch Denzel Washington save a western town. 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

1/6/14 O&A Inspirational Tuesday Bonus Edition: Tucker Bryant- Oreo

bonus edition 2 maxresdefault
Tucker Bryant, performing his poem Oreo for Stanford University during semifinals at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI 2014).
Continue reading

9/20/14 O&A Its Saturday: Ruby Dee Memorial Service Livestream Today 11am

It is Saturdayyiqlwwzy7so8c6c6nzcrA memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee is scheduled to begin Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT. The service will be held at the Riverside Church in New York and will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former Mayor David Dinkins and Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte. Dee died June 11 at 91. Continue reading