10/12/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Tap Heat

Tap Heat, a 14 minute award winning short film starring Arthur Duncan and Jason Samuels Smith that uses dance as dialogue. Different styles of tap, Urban Funk and Traditional Tap, are in conflict where society has decided to accept one style over another. The characters and their styles ultimately find common ground, when the entire cast joins in on stage in a tap dance number reminiscent of the 30’s and 40’s Broadway musicals, with a contemporary edge that reflects current trends in tap styles today. Continue reading

10/5/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Lil Buck by Vernie Yeung

Lil Buck, the Bessie Award winning performer, mastered the local dance tradition of Jookin from the streets of Memphis. Nicknamed “street ballet” for good reason, Lil Buck has become a rising star in the dance world, having performed in ads by the likes of Louis Vuitton and Apple. His latest venture  invited renowned film director Vernie Yeung to capture his unique airborne dance routine. Continue reading

10/2/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: One Last Dance – Dwayne Wade

Dwyane Wade’s recent announcement proves that father-time is indeed undefeated: earlier this month, the face of #WadeCounty shared that he’ll be hanging up his signature Li-Ning kicks after the season. Continue reading

9/27/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Lil Buck at Fondation Louis Vuitton

London-based director Andrew Margetson follows Memphis-born jookin’ dancer Lil Buck as he twists and turns past masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse to mark the current exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. Continue reading

9/26/18 O&A NYC FILM/DANCE: Frenel

Frenel Morris (a Miliner/Father) Terence Nance (Director) Chanelle Aponte Pearson (Producer) Shawn Peters (Photography) Storyboard P. & Daphe Lee (Dancers) Nelson Mandela Nance (aka Norvis Junior) (Editor).  Continue reading

9/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Like Me (Part 1)


Gay Like Me is a documentary short that explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men.  Continue reading

9/8/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Gay Like Me (Part 1)

Gay Like Me is a documentary short that explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men.  Continue reading

9/6/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS MEET SPORTS: Nike Follows Colin Kaepernick Just Do It Ad With “Dream Crazy”

On Labor Day, Nike unveiled the latest installment of their unbreakable Just Do It ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who has sparked an incredibly polarizing conversation by choosing to kneel during the national anthem. Continue reading

9/1/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Roommate- A Short Film by KAMKORDERZ


Roommate A Short Film by KAMKORDERZ, be careful what you lust- all that glitters…  Continue reading

8/27/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Billy’s Dad is a Fudge Packer (PSA Parody)

Billy’s Dad is a Fudge Packer he works at the chocolate factory- what were you thinking? Enjoy the double entendre.  Continue reading