9/2/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Blessed Assurance- CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard


CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard serenades Cicely Tyson with a rendition of Blessed Assurance at the Kennedy Center Honors. Continue reading

1/17/17 INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Excerpt From The Rosa Parks Story- Arrested


The Rosa Parks Story stars Angela Bassett as civil rights icon Rosa Parks. The 2002 CBS television movie also starred Cicely Tyson a supporting role as her mother.  The Rosa Parks Story received awards from the NAACP and the Black Reel Awards.  Continue reading

1/3/15 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: CeCe Winans and Terrence Blanchard Honor Cicely Tyson – Blessed Assurance Kennedy Center Honors

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CeCe Winans took the Kennedy Center Honors church with a soulful rendition of the Christian hymn Blessed Assurance, paying special tribute to Cicely Tyson. Winans was joined by Terence Blanchard and the Cicely Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts Choir. Tyson gave the performance a tearful standing ovation. Continue reading

11/2/15 O&A Hollywood Monday: Harry Belafonte

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Harold George “Harry” Belafonte, Jr. (born March 1, 1927) is a singer, songwriter, actor, social activist, and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Governors Awards honoree. One of the most successful Caribbean American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the King of Calypso for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. His breakthrough album Calypso (1956) is the first million selling album by a single artist. Continue reading