8/19/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Rufus Jones For President (1933) Featuring Sammy Davis, Jr and Ethel Waters

Rufus Jones For President (1933) starring Ethel Waters, Hamtree Harrington, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dusty Fletcher, Edgar Connor, The Will Vodery Girls, The Russell Wooding Jubilee Singers.  Continue reading

8/5/19 O&A NYC DANCE: It Don’t Mean A Thing from Sophisticated Ladies- Phyllis Hyman, Gregg Burge And Hinton Battle

It Don’t Mean A Thing from Sophisticated Ladies features a  knockout cast including Phyllis Hyman, Hinton Battle, Gregg Burge and Mercer Ellington. Continue reading

7/30/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 1930’s Harlem- When Harlem Was The Cultural Mecca

1930s Harlem, New York City captures  richness of Harlem life in the 1930’s. Scenes of the Cotton Club, Duke Ellington and band; and the daily lives of Black people living in the African- American cultural Mecca- Harlem. Continue reading

7/14/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sammy Davis Jr – Mr. Bojangles (Live in Germany 1985)

Mr. Bojangles, is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker for his 1968 album of the same title.  The song, however, is most widely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. who made the song part of his stage shows and live television performances for nearly two decades. Continue reading

6/2/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Duke Ellington Sarah Vaughan Live At The Berlin Philharmonic Hall

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio perform a double set by two jazz greats, performing live in concert at Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 1989: Continue reading

5/21/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 20- May 27, 2019

It’s here! Memorial Day weekend- the official start of summer. We have an African-diaspora cultural festival in Brooklyn, and Afrobeats in Midtown. A genie grants big screen wishes and Love In Bloom on Staten Island. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

5/17/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Nicholas Brothers- Lucky Number (1936)

The Black Network (1936) the all-black musical short starring Nina Mae McKinney and including this dance number with the Nicholas Brothers, a fifteen-year-old Harold and twenty-two-year-old Fayard Nicholas, perform the song Lucky Number.
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5/3/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: Friday May 3 Through Monday May 6

The weekend is finally here and New York is gearing up rain or shine. We have music and fashion in Harlem, dance from Lincoln Center to Williamsburg; while the Avengers take it to the limit one more time. 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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4/24/19 O&A NYC DANCE: Fosse- Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen

Fosse– A 2001 Broadway tribute to the work of Bob Fosse and dedicated to Gwen Verdon. Including appearances by Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen. Continue reading

4/15/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Bob Fosse- Air-otica

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All That Jazz is the semi-autobiographical fantasy film based on aspects of Bob Fosse’s life and career as dancer, choreographer and director. The  musical film was directed by Bob Fosse with screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse.
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