8/14/19 O&A NYC BALLROOM SCENE ACTIVITY: The Heritage Ball V 2019: Celebrating 150 Years Of Ballroom

The Heritage Ball V is celebrating 150 years of Ballroom. This is going be fun and competitive at the Gramercy Theatre. Founder Lee Soulja, Icon Michael Ebony and Icon Michael Maison Margiela are the individuals presenting this ball. Continue reading

6/11/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels by Todrick

Nails, Hair, Hips, Heel by singer, songwriter, actor, director, choreographer, and YouTuber Todrick Hall
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6/3/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- PRIDE MONTH: Paris is Burning

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The film is considered to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.”
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6/1/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Teyana Taylor – WTP ft. MYKKI Blanco

Being called “WTP” aka “Work This Pussy,” Teyana Taylor’s K.T.S.E. closer was always going to get a wild video. Continue reading

1/1/19 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Ballroom icon Hector Xtravaganza (1958- 2018)

By Adewale Adekanbi

Ballroom icon Hector Xtravaganza passed away on December 30, 2018 in New York City, he was 60 years old. A dancer, activist, and HIV/AIDS advocate Hector used his art of vogue and love of ballroom (combined with his special flair for the “extravagant”) to enhance the lives of countless individuals in the  ballroom community for over thirty-five years. His death was officially announced Sunday on the House Of Xtravaganza’s facebook page- the house he loved so much that he adopted Xtravaganza as his legal surname. Continue reading

8/15/18 O&A NYC LBGTQ: 21st Annual NYC Black Pride (August 14- August 19, 2018)

New York City Black Pride 2018 celebrates its 21st anniversary this year! This annual multicultural festival is one of the biggest events celebrating Black and Latino LGBT people in the city.  Continue reading

8/15/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: POSE- Category is Royalty (Robbery And Ball Scene)

POSE (Pilot)-  From Season 1, Episode 1 (Premired Sunday, June 3, 9:00 p.m. ) featuring Mj Rodriguez as Blanca, Dominique Jackson as Elektra and Jason A. Rodriguez as Lemar.  Continue reading

8/10/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Leonard Cohen- Dance Me To The End Of Love

This passionate duet is set to Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love. Continue reading

8/17/16 O&A NYC EVENTS: NYC Black Pride Begins Today

By Walter Rutledge

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The 19th Annual NYC Black Pride 2016 begins today with IGNITE: The opening reception at ALOFT Harlem, 2296 Frederick Douglas Blvd. The five-day celebration, which runs through Sunday, August 21, will feature events celebrating the contributions of LGBTQ people of color. NYC Black Pride, the oldest LGBTQ celebration, has morphed throughout the United States into celebrations of awareness, camaraderie, and tolerance. Continue reading