8/15/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Al Green – For The Good Times

For the Good Times written by Kris Kristofferson, first recorded by singer Bill Nash in 1968.  The song became a staple of soul singer Al Green‘s concert repertoire in the 1970s,  also featured as a studio recording on his 1972 album I’m Still In Love With You Continue reading

7/18/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Issac Hayes- Theme from Shaft (Live at the Oscars, 1972)

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Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. Hayes is also a 2002 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Continue reading

7/14/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sammy Davis Jr – Mr. Bojangles (Live in Germany 1985)

Mr. Bojangles, is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker for his 1968 album of the same title.  The song, however, is most widely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. who made the song part of his stage shows and live television performances for nearly two decades. Continue reading

7/2/19 O&A NYC INSPPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: RuPaul: Dressed For Success

RuPaul, arguably the most successful drag performer of all time, and now the winner of three Outstanding Host Emmy Awards. Last week, the show also won the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. Continue reading

6/26/19 (REPOST) O&A NYC DANCE: Michael Jackson- Billie Jean (Outstanding Live Performance)

The King of Pop Michael Jackson is in great form in this live concert version of his classic Billie Jean. 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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6/10/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- CELEBRATING PRIDE: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (1994): When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.

Opera Atop a Bus: Felicia (Guy Pearce) performs opera atop the bus, and then later shares a darkly humorous childhood story with Tick (Hugo Weaving).

 
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) – Opera Atop a Bus Scene

The guys get an Aboriginal Man (Alan Dargin) in on their campfire performance of “I Will Survive.

 
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) – I Will Survive Scene

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Ping-Pong: The drag show at the bar gets upstaged by a raunchy ping-pong performance from Cynthia (Julia Cortez).

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) – Ping-Pong Scene

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