10/18/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- HALLOWEEN: Rockwell- Somebody’s Watching Me

Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell, released by the Motown label on January 14, 1984, as the lead single from his debut studio album of the same name. Rockwell’s debut single release, the song features guest vocals by brothers Michael Jackson (in the chorus) and Jermaine Jackson (additional backing vocals). Continue reading

10/5/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY- ENCORE: Royal Ballet Artist Joseph Sissens Performs Charlotte Edmonds’ ‘jojo’ (Excerpt)

Jojo, a contemporary solo by Charlotte Edmonds set to Chinese Man’s Pandi Groove created on a classical ballet dancer, Joseph Sissens. The work gelled in a very comfortable, spontaneous way, albeit more Michael Jackson than Marius Petipa. Continue reading

8/29/18 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT: Janet Jackson Marks Michael’s 60th Birthday with ‘Remember the Time’ Homage

Janet Jackson clearly remembers when she fell in love with Michael Jackson’s Remember the Time music video. Her new music vid homage to MJ for his 60th birthday. Continue reading

8/25/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Brown – We Can Rock Featuring Michael Jackson

Breezy is back in the lab. Fresh off the release of his 45-track album, Chris Brown is teasing a new Michael Jackson-inspired song  We Can Rock ft. Michael Jackson. Continue reading

7/12/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson- Dirty Diana

Michael Jackson’s Dirty Diana short film captured the high-intensity live experience of one of his concerts, complete with a guitar solo from guitarist Steve Stevens. In 1989, the 2nd Annual World Music Awards awarded the short film the Viewers Choice No. 1 Video; Michael was inducted into the World Music Hall of Fame the same year. Continue reading

7/9/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse- The Band Wagon’s finale, The Girl Hunt Ballet- A Murder Mystery In Jazz

Hollywood Mondays

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The Band Wagon is a 1953 musical comedy film that many critics rank, along with Singin’ in the Rain, as the finest of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals despite only a modest box-office success. The film tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway play will restart his career. The play’s director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the star.

The songs were written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, and some were created for the original 1931 Broadway musical also called The Band Wagon. The Broadway production featured a book by George S. Kaufman and starred Fred Astaire and his sister Adele. The movie’s dances and musical numbers were staged by Michael Kidd.

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6/14/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- DIVA ALERT!: Diana Ross – Muscles

Muscles (1982)  written and produced by Michael Jackson, and performed by Diana Ross.  Continue reading

6/14/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- DIVA ALERT!: Diana Ross – Muscles

Muscles (1982)  written and produced by Michael Jackson, and performed by Diana Ross.  Continue reading

5/29/18 O&A NYC DIVO ALERT: Michael Jackson- Scream (Live Helsinki 1997)

Michael Jackson performed Scream during the HIStory World Tour 1996-1997 live in Helsinki, Finland on August 24, 1997. Continue reading

3/26/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Whitney Houston Meets Michael Jackson In Heaven!

 

Whitney Houston meets Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix and John Lennon in heaven.  Continue reading