7/21/19 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: CATS – Official Trailer

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Acclaimed filmmaker Tom Hooper and Universal Pictures have released the trailer for the upcoming Cats film. Based on the musical of the same name which takes its material from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the forthcoming film sees Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Alba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Judi Dench becoming anthropomorphic cats. The film hits theaters later this year on December 20,2019. Continue reading

3/14/16 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Dreamgirls (2006) : It’s All Over + And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going

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And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going  the Grammy Award winning torch song from the Broadway musical (1981) and film (2206) Dreamgirls, with lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger. In the film version Jennifer Hudson as Effie White (a singer with the girl group The Dreams) sings the song to her manager and love interest Curtis Taylor Jr.  Continue reading

1/10/16 O&A NYC Gospel Sunday: Jennifer Hudson – Hallelujah (live)

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Jennifer Hudson sings Hallelujah at RaiseAChild.US. The organization educates and encourages the LGBT community to build families through fostering and adoption to answer the needs of the 400,000 children in our nation’s foster care system. Jennifer Hudson also performed Hallelujah before Pope Francis at the Madison Square Garden Mass, New York City.  Continue reading

7/21/15 O&A Song Of The Day: Shame- Tyrese featuring Jennifer Hudson.

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Shame is a song by R&B singer Tyrese featuring background vocals from Jennifer Hudson. The music video produced by Denzel Washington and directed by Paul Hunter is Tyrese’s second time working with the director. Hunter previously directed the music video for Signs Of Love Makin from his 2002 album I Wanna Go There. Continue reading

3/7/15 O&A Its Saturday- Anything Goes: Music From Empire

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Empire, the fox musical drama television series, is breaking records every week. The hour-long family drama created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong and starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, centers around a Hip hop music and Entertainment company, Empire Enterprises. One undeniable aspect of the show’s success is the music. Fox’s senior VP of TV Music Geoff Bywayer said to expect the fictional musical world to collide with the real musical world; “We want to make the world of ‘Empire’ almost feel like a real music-breathing entity.”  Continue reading