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

2/15/18 O&A NYC FEELING THE VALENTINE’S DAY AFTERGLOW: What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life Chris Botti/Sting

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What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, with lyrics written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and original music written by Michel Legrand for the 1969 film The Happy Ending, and performed by Michael Dees was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Legrand won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for a version performed by Sarah Vaughan. More than thirty years later, Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein, and Heitor Pereira won the 2006 Grammy Award for the same category for a version performed by Chris Botti and Sting. Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC FOOD- VALENTINE’S DAY: 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails

This 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe is the absolute best way to cook a quick and elegant Valentine’s Day lobster dinner. Continue reading

2/13/18 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S SONG OF THE DAY: Billy Preston And Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again Live

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With You I’m Born Again, a 1979 duet performed by Motown recording artists Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright, is a single from the soundtrack of the motion picture, Fast Break. The song was credited as With You I’m Born Again, Billy Preston and Syreeta and written by Carol Connors and David Shire. The single became an international hit for the duo.  Continue reading

2/11/18 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL: Quick and Easy Red Velvet Pancakes

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Red Velvet Pancakes makes a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast treat. Here is a simple recipe that does from griddle to table in about 10 minutes.     Continue reading

2/10/17 O&A NYC FOOD: VALENTINE DAY- ROMANCING WITH BACON: Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day or at any time of the year you want to pamper your sweetheart.  Ready in well under 30 minutes, this quick & easy meal that’s sure to impress while keep your focus on your guest(s). Continue reading