2/20/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Taking A Chance On Love


Taking A Chance On Love starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Bill Bailey from the Hollywood musical Cabin In The Sky.  Continue reading

2/6/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: DMX Buying A Lamborghini- Exit Wounds (2001)


DMX and Anthony Anderson demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of selling upscale autos; from the 2001 action film Exit Wounds.  Continue reading

2/4/19 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH : Blackface: A Cultural History Of A Racist Art Form

The present controversy over Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface yearbook photo; and the recent Megyn Kelley firing over her blackface Halloween commits shows us racial ignorance and bigotry are alive and well Continue reading

1/23/19 O&A NYC DANCE: Martin- A Ballet By John Parks (Act 1)

Martin Act 1 SHEILA ROHAN

Martin: A Ballet by Gordon Parks Act 1 Introduces John Jones as Martin Luther King, Sheila Rohan as Rosa Parks and James E Murphy as the Assassin. Continue reading

1/12/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Nureyev Unzipped – A Brief Survey Of The Life And Career Of The Great Russian Dancer

Nureyev Unzipped is a short documentary that dates from 1998 and narrated by Terence Stamp. The programme includes interviews with friends and colleagues as well as film clips of Nureyev in action. Uploaded with all due acknowledgements to the programme makers of 20 years ago. Continue reading

1/7/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Scent of a Woman- Tango

In the scene from the film Scent of a Woman, Frank Slade, a blind retired lieutenant colonel (played by Al Pacino) teaches Donna, a stranger whom he met at a restaurant, how to dance the tango. Continue reading

12/20/18 O&A NYC IN MEMORIUM: Raven Wilkinson Ballet Pioneer Dies at 83

Raven Wilkinson the first African-American to join a major international company had passed,  she was 83.  Continue reading

11/17/18 O&A NYC IT’S SATURDAY EXTRA: Mandingo (1975)- Ken Norton Gay Sex Scene

Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Ken Norton is Mede, a buff slave, who is lusted by both the Plantation owners wife, and a male house guest. Mandingo, released in 1975, with its overt interracial sex scenes created a sensation at the height of the blaxploitation film era.   Continue reading

11/17/18 O&A (REPOST) NYC IT’S SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Mandingo (1975)- Ken Norton Rape Scene

In Mandingo, big black buck Mede (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s wife Blanche (Susan George).  Continue reading