1/23/19 O&A NYC DANCE/THEATRE REVIEW: 5 Plus Ensemble Debut Performance

By Walter Rutledge

5 Plus Ensemble presented their premiere salon performance on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at Dance Theatre of Harlem’s studio 2. With a stellar core group consisting of Hope Clark, Carmen de Lavallade, Shelia Rohan, Darryl Reuben Hall and Michael Leon Thomas; this performing arts collective offered five works encompassing pure dance, theatre/musical theatre and prose. The well attended debut reinforced the notion that somethings do get better with time. Continue reading

12/14/18 O&A NYC MILESTONE: Nancy Wilson legendary Song Stylist Dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, song stylist and three-time Grammy-winning artist has died. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was 81.  Continue reading

7/15/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Nancy Wilson- Jazz Scene USA 1962 (Complete Show)

 
Jazz Scene USA with Nancy Wilson (1962) hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr. with Lou Levy on piano, Al McKibbon (bass) and Kenny Dennis on drums.
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4/1/18 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence‘s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

4/1/18 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence‘s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

4/16/17 O&A NYC EASTER GOSPEL SUNDAY: Daryl Coley- When Sunday Comes

When Sunday Comes performed by Daryl Coley was featured on Donald Lawrence’s 1995 gospel narrative album Bible Stories (1995).  Continue reading

1/28/17 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Nancy Wilson And Carl Anderson at Carnegie Hall (1987)

Nancy Wilson performs eight songs and two songs with Carl Anderson at her Carnegie Hall performance on June 25, 1987. Continue reading

3/19/16 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY IN MEMORIUM: Daryl Coley

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Daryl Coley began performing with Edwin Hawkins in the Edwin Hawkins Singers. He played keyboards for The Hawkins Family from 1977 until he left to collaborate with James Cleveland in 1983. Later, he served as musical director for Tramaine Hawkins when she launched her solo career. Concurrently, Coley branched out in secular circles, singing in jazz clubs, working with artists like Sylvester, Pete Escovedo, and others. He would later collaborate with jazz artists such as Nancy Wilson and Rodney Franklin, and pop artists such as Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire fame. Continue reading

2/21/16 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Happy Birthday Nancy! Nancy Wilson and Carl Anderson (Carnegie Hall)

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Nancy Wilson in a live stage performance at the 1987 JVC Jazz Festival in New York City. In Nancy Wilson at Carnegie Hall Wilson is joined onstage by Carl Anderson. Continue reading