4/16/17 SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’


Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ 1958 classic Moanin’ stands as one of jazz’s all-time recordingsContinue reading

4/3/17 O&A NYC REVIEW MUSIC: Bobbi Humphrey’s Homemade Jam In Harlem

By Walter Rutledge

Bobbi Humphrey performed two sold out shows on March 25 at Red Rooster’s Ginny’s Supper Club. Continue reading

3/21/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: 2 Chainz And Ewing 33 Does Sneaker Collaboration

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

The 2 Chainz x Ewing Athletics 33 Hi features a black and grey checkered print that looks to be inspired by Louis Vuitton’s Damier pattern. Continue reading

8/24/17 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

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Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading

3/9/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- THROWBACK THURSDAY: Ike and Tina Turner Revue- Proud Mary and River Deep Mountain High (original 1966 promo)


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Late in 1970, while on break from touring in Florida, the band recorded their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary. The song was released the following January and became the duo’s best-selling single, reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling well over a million copies. The song earned the group a 1971 Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.  Continue reading

3/7/17 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Judith Jamison- 22nd Kennedy Center Honors

Morgan Freeman introduces honoree Judith Jamison at the 22nd Kennedy Center Honors in 1999. Continue reading