12/6/18 O&A NYC 19 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Anna Nikulina- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ( Bolshoi Ballet 2014)

Bolshoi ballet principal dancer Anna Nikulina performs the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Continue reading

2/25/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Black Violin – Broward Center For The Performing Arts (1/25/2018)

Black Violin, the hip hop duo from South Florida comprising two classically-trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Wil B, respectively. Continue reading

2/24/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Black Violin with The Original Harlem Globetrotters

Black Violin with The Original Harlem Globetrotters performing the team’s signature song the Sweet Georgia Brown. Continue reading

12/25/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Nutcracker- New York City Ballet (1993)

The Nutcracker, also known as George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, is a 1993 American Christmas musical film based on Peter Martin’s stage production and directed by Emile Ardolino.  The film stars Darci Kistler, Damain Woetzel, Kyra Nichols, Bart Robinson Cook, Macaulay Culkin, Jessica Lynn Cohen, Wendy Whelan, Margaret Tracey, Gen Horiuchi, Tom Gold and the New York City Ballet.  Continue reading

12/12/17 O&A NYC 12 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Royal Opera Ballet- Coffee (Arabian Dance)

Royal Opera Ballet’s The Nutcracker features a sensual Coffee (Arabian Dance) a pas de quatre. Continue reading

12/12/17 13 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in George Balanchine’s Nutcracker Grand Pas De Deux (1993)

Darci Kistler and Damian Woetze in the Grand Pas De Deux from George Balanchine’s Nutcracker (1993). 
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11/3/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Viengsay Valdes And Brooklyn Mack- Diana And Acteon

For Brooklyn Mack, a principal dancer at The Washington Ballet, it is a dream come true: performing in the land of his ballet idol Carlos Acosta, one of the outstanding stars of the Royal Ballet of London.

Mack is one of over 20 U.S. based dancers who participated in the 24th International Havana Ballet Festival,  October 28th through Friday, November 7th, 2014. 

Viengsay Valdes & Brooklyn Mack – Diana & Acteon

8/16/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Sting and Branford Marsalis – Consider me Gone

 

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner  born October 2, 1951 better known as Sting is an English musician, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the New Wave Rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career. Continue reading

3/7/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Classical Music meets Hip Hop: Kev Marcus of Black Violin

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Black Violins, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, who go by the stage names Kev Marcus and Will B are two classically trained violinists living their dream. The Florida natives began experimenting with playing stringed melodies over mash-ups of popular hip-hop songs. The duo had no idea this sound was something craved by a wide audience. Continue reading

3/1/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Chris Botti In Boston- Performs Emmanuel With Lucia Micarelli (PBS)

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Chris Botti and Lucia Micarelli perform Michel Colombier’s haunting modern classic Emmanuel.  Continue reading