3/1/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Katherine Dunham And The Katherine Dunham Dance Company

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

11/16/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

3/15/18 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Ethel Waters And Lena Horne- Cabin in the Sky (1943)

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Cabin in the Sky is a 1943 American musical film based on the 1940 musical of the same name. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film stars Ethel Waters and Rex Ingram, who reprised their roles from the Broadway production, as well Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson and Lena Horne. It was Horne’s first and only leading role in an MGM musical. Louis Armstrong was also featured in the film as one of Lucifer Junior’s minions, and Duke Ellington and his Orchestra have a showcase musical number in the film.

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Taking A Chance On Love
Ethel Waters with Eddie “Rochester” Anderson (guitar)
and Bill Bailey (tap)

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Jim Henry’s Club
Ethel Waters, John Bubbles, Eddie’Rochester’ Anderson
and Lena Horne

 

3/5/18 HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Jericho (from I Good It) – Hazel Scott & Lena Horne (1943)


Jericho (from I Dood It), features the incomparable Hazel Scott and Lena Horne and a breezy of male crooners. Continue reading

2/19/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Stormy Weather- Featuring Katherine Dunham And Her Dance Troupe

Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to  showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading

2/18/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Lena Horne Documentary (1996)

The 1996 PBS American Masters biography of icon Lena Horne. Continue reading

3/20/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: The Wiz- Mable King, Diana Ross and Lena Horne

Hollywood Mondays

The-Wiz

The Wiz, the 1978 urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and a big screen version of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical The Wiz produced in collaboration between Motown Productions and Universal Pictures. Continue reading

3/6/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATNG WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Lena Horne, Hazel Scott And Eleanor Powell in I Dood It (1943)

Lena Horne, and Hazel Scott played themselves in I Dood It the 1943 musical-comedy film starring Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell. Continue reading

3/1/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Lena Horne- Honeysuckle Rose With Benny Carter And His Orchestra (1943)

Lena Horne performs Honeysuckle Rose with Benny Carter And His Orchestra from the 1943 MGM musical Thousands Cheer. Continue reading