4/7/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Anderson .Paak, Justin Timberlake – Don’t Slack (Trolls World Tour)

Justin Timberlake continues to team up with some of the biggest names in music for the Trolls World Tour Soundtrack, this time enlisting fellow GRAMMY Award winner Anderson.Paak and actress Anna Kendrick for the new Don’t Slack music video. Continue reading

4/5/20 O&A NYC DANCE OF THE VILLAGE ELDERS: Dance Class First Movement: The Beginning- Gospel Stretch and Breathe

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4/5/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers – Stranger (Breanda Waters Soloist)

Stranger featuring Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers with soloist Brenda Waters tell of a stranger who has come to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Continue reading

4/4/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Appalachian Spring

Graham Letter to World 1

Appalachian Spring premiered on October 30th, 1944, at the Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium in Washington DC, with Martha Graham dancing the lead role. Created during the darkest days of War World II Graham wanted to create inspiring art that came out of the American experience.  Graham spoke of the work, “To be great art… it must belong to the country in which it flourishes, not be a pale copy of some art form perfected by another culture and another people”. Continue reading

3/26/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! THROWBACK THURSDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

 
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020112-grammy-performances-10-400Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading

3/25/20 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Hass Irv – Smooth Operator

Hass Irv is a Harlem native who recently signed a deal with Asylum Records. This young man has a couple of projects under his belt, also put out a nice track Smooth Operator. Continue reading

3/23/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Grace Jones in Vamp

Vamp.1986.rmvb_001402278Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

3/22/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Alvin Ailey’s Cry With Yolanda Adams and Jacqueline Green (Black Girls Rock 2018)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer and Baltimore School for the Arts alumna Jacqueline Green ’07 performs Ailey’s iconic solo Cry (1972).  Continue reading