1/1/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Diana Ross- Missing You (In Memory of Hector)

Missing You performed by Diana Ross and written, composed and produced by Lionel Richie as a tribute to Marvin Gaye shortly after his untimely death.  Continue reading

1/1/19 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Ballroom icon Hector Xtravaganza (1958- 2018)

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Ballroom icon Hector Xtravaganza passed away on December 30, 2018 in New York City, he was 60 years old. A dancer, activist, and HIV/AIDS advocate Hector used his art of vogue and love of ballroom (combined with his special flair for the “extravagant”) to enhance the lives of countless individuals in the  ballroom community for over thirty-five years. His death was officially announced Sunday on the House Of Xtravaganza’s facebook page- the house he loved so much that he adopted Xtravaganza as his legal surname. Continue reading

12/11/18 O&A NYC MILESTONE- SPECIAL TRIBUTE DANCE: Aubrey Crawford aka Kassandra Ebony S.I.P

On the behalf of Out and About NYC Magazine we acknowledge the death of Aubrey Crawford aka Kassandra Ebony. This young man had a flare beyond its limit. Aubrey Crawford was treacherous within the dance world. Continue reading

7/9/16 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford – The Other America (1967) For Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

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The Other America, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s address from Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium on April 14th 1967. Dr. King speaks out about racism, civil rights and inequality in America.  Continue reading

6/14/16 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Honoring Orlando- Don’t Cry

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Don”t Cry, an excerpt from On The Block (After Bearden) a full evenings one act dance work choreographed by Walter Rutledge and based on the six panel mural The Block by Romare Bearden. In the section a man, who deeply loved his wife, visits her grave. Her spirit returns one last time. The images were derived from the second panel of the Bearden rural. Continue reading