11/4/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Old Landmark featuring James Brown from The Blues Brothers 

James Brown, The Godfather of Soul, leads his flock through a spirited version of The Old Landmark( look for an angelic Chaka Khan is the choir).  Continue reading

8/22/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party


James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 (season 9). Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading

9/24/17 O&A NYC COMEDY- THE SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party

James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 (season 9). Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading

2/17/17 O&A NYC WHAT THE FUNK: James Brown – Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud

Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred Pee Wee Ellis was released as a two-part single in 1968. The single held the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart for six weeks, and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

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9/21/16 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Eddie Murphy- James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party

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James Brown (Eddie Murphy) sings about a hot tub in this classic SNL sketch from 1983 season 9. Murphy captures Brown’s soul style before disrobing and getting into the water. Continue reading

2/18/16 O&A NYC: Old Landmark featuring James Brown with Chaka Chan from the Blues Brothers Movie

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This explosive scene from The Blues Brothers features James Brown as Reverend Cleophus James, The Reverend James Cleveland Choir, Chaka Khan and the Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd as Elwood, John Belushi as Jake).

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8/17/15 O&A Hollywood Monday (REPOST) : The Hire: Star- A BMW short film starring Madonna

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The Hire are an eight short films BMW film series, directed by Guy Ritchie and produced for the Internet in 2001 and 2002. The series starred Clive Owen as the Driver, and featured icons including Madonna, James Brown, Marilyn Manson, Gary Oldman Don Cheadle and Forest Whitaker. The series highlighted the performance aspects of various BMW automobiles.

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11/13/17 (REPOST) HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The Hire: Star- A BMW short film starring Madonna

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The Hire, an eight short films BMW film series, directed by Guy Ritchie and produced for the Internet in 2001 and 2002. The series starred Clive Owen as the Driver, and featured icons including Madonna, James Brown, Marilyn Manson, Gary Oldman Don Cheadle and Forest Whitaker. The series highlighted the performance aspects of various BMW automobiles.

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O & A This Week: Tuesday, July 29 Through Monday, August 4, 2014- Art, Dance, Film, Music and Theatre

By Walter Rutledge

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 The weather maybe unseasonably cool, but the New York City art scene is definitely heating up. Fine arts prevails in Harlem and Soho, dance is turning heads from Long Island to Lincoln Center, film honors the Godfather of Soul and a gadfly for social justice and we have high flying theatre near Union Square. Here are a few of the many events happening this week in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to get you Out and About. Continue reading