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

8/3/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: August 3 Thru August 10, 2018- Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

The Dog Days of August are upon us! New York City is hot, steamy, sweaty and half naked-which means it’s “hot fun in the summertime”. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
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7/25/18 O&A NYC DANCE: The Prodigy- Olga Smirnova (Bolshoi Ballet)

Short profile of Olga Smirnova a rising star in the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow. Continue reading

7/25/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Who Is America? Episode 2 featuring Jason Spencer (Showtime)

Yes, that’s Rep. Jason Spencer, bare-assed and screaming the n-word on Who is America? Episode 2. Continue reading

7/15/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Nancy Wilson- Jazz Scene USA 1962 (Complete Show)

 
Jazz Scene USA with Nancy Wilson (1962) hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr. with Lou Levy on piano, Al McKibbon (bass) and Kenny Dennis on drums.
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6/26/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Wanda In Wakanda!  BET Awards 2018

Wanda Wakanda made her debut at the BET Awards. Jamie Foxx’s historic character, Wanda helps Michael Blackson finish a task in Blackanda 2.5!

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6/21/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Madonna Performs Vogue at the MTV Awards 1990

Madonna performs Vogue at the 1990 MTV Awards. An original song taken from the I’m Breathless album (1990).  Continue reading

6/6/18 O&A NYC MUSIC: Janet Jackson State of the World Tour (full show)

Janet Jackson’s State of the World Tour  2018 (full show) Continue reading

5/13/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Mother (Isadora Duncan c. 1923)

Loretta Thomas performs Mother featuring choreography by Isadora Duncan (c. 1923) with music by Alexander Scriabin. Duncan bore two children, both out of wedlock. The first, Deirdre Beatrice (born September 24, 1906), by theatre designer Gordon Craig and the second, Patrick Augustus (born May 1, 1910),by Paris Singer, one of the many sons of sewing machine magnate Isaac Singer. Both children drowned in the care of their nanny in 1913 when their runaway car went into the Seine River in Paris.

Mother (Isadora Duncan c. 1923)

In her autobiography, Duncan relates that she begged a young Italian stranger, the sculptor Romano Romanelli, to sleep with her because she was desperate for another baby. She became pregnant by him, and gave birth to a son on August 13, 1914; the infant died shortly after birth.

 

5/1/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Be The Best of Whatever You Are – Martin Luther King Jr

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s tale of the street sweeper teaches you to be the best at what you do regardless of your situation in life. That we should always aspire to be the best in our work and in our life. Continue reading