1/21/19 O&A NYC REMEMBERING THE KING: Martin Luther King- I Have A Dream (August 28, 1963)

The March On Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s speech are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives. When our perception of the world is crystal clear and “time” itself seems to stand still! When these events occur, we remember exactly where we were and what was transpiring around us! Continue reading

1/21/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Martin: A Ballet By Gordon Parks (Prelude)

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Martin: a ballet by Gordon Parks, an original five-movement ballet chronicling the struggles of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Filmed in 1990 the work stars John Jones as Dr. King and Sheila Rohan as Rosa Parks, featuring choreography by Real Lamb. “Martin” (PBS, 1990),  about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Parks served as executive producer, director, composer, keyboardist and documentary photographer for this boldly ambitious project. Continue reading

1/16/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING THE KING: Martin Luther King- I Have A Dream

Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream Speech is probably the most famous speech of the 20th century. Delivered on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.  Continue reading

1/15/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY- CELEBRATING THE KING!: The Roots- Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody


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The Roots perform Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around from the  2014 soundtrack of the film For A Revolution. In this clip, which juxtaposes black-and-white footage of 20th-century Civil Rights protests with color footage of the band performing in a recording studio. Continue reading

1/18/16 Song Of The Day: Stevie Wonder- Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday, single written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder in 1981 to popularize the campaign, and continued his fight for the holiday, holding the Rally for Peace Press Conference in 1981Continue reading