3/31/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- SONG OF DAY: Céline Dion – The Power Of Love


The Power of Love (a remake of Jennifer Rush’s 1985 hit), became Celine Dion’s  first signature hit.  Continue reading

3/29/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- MUSIC: Janet Jackson- Son Of A Gun (Remix) featuring Missy Elliott & P.Diddy

Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) by singer-songwriter Janet Jackson with Carly Simon from Jackson’s seventh studio album, All for You (2001) was written and produced by Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, with additional lyrics by Simon. Continue reading

3/28/17 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt an American singer, actress, dancer, activist, voice actress and comedian best known for her highly distinctive singing style. Her U.S. top ten hits 1953 recordings of “C’est si bon” and the enduring Christmas novelty smash “Santa Baby”, remain popular today. Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”. Continue reading

3/25/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- THEATRE: Josephine Baker- The Women Who Conquered Europe

Josephine Baker, the American-born French actress, dancer and singer had an undeniable attraction and charisma that quickly earned her names such as Creole Goddess, Bronze Venus and Black Pearl.

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3/24/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- MUSIC: Bobbi Humphrey- Jazz Trailblazer

Jazz trailblazer and icon Bobbi Humphrey sat down with O&A NYC Editor-In-Chief Walter Rutledge to discuss her storybook career prior to her March 25th performances of Bobbi Humphrey’s Homemade Jam in Harlem at Ginny’s Supper Club- Red Rooster.   Continue reading

3/23/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Bobbi Humphrey- Harlem River Drive

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Harlem River Drive appeared on renowned jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey’s third studio album entitled Blacks and Blues released on the Blue Note label in 1973. Continue reading

3/23/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- DANCE: Katherine Dunham and Dancers in Casbah (Presenting Eartha Kitt)

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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

3/19/17 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday- Celebrating Women’s History Month: Dottie Peoples

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Dottie Peoples has been a star in the gospel music industry for more than 30 years, since she was nine years old. Called the Songbird of the South by Atlanta WAOK radio announcer Brother Esmond Patterson, Peoples won the top four honors at the 1995 Stellar Awards with her album, On Time God. Continue reading

3/17/17 O&A NYC DANCE- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Sylvia Waters- Ailey II Artistic Director Emerita

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Ailey II Artistic Director Emerita Sylvia Waters has shaped the lives and careers of countless young artists. Continue reading

3/15/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- SONG OF THE DAY: Labelle- You Turn Me On (Live)

Labelle performs You Turn Me On from the Cher Show (1974). Continue reading