12/25/17 O&A NYC MUSIC- DIVA ALERT- SONG OF THE DAY: Patti Labelle – Oh Holy Night


The one and only Patti Labelle sings Oh Holy Night.  Continue reading

12/23/17/ O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams

Christmas Under The Stars celebrates the music of Christmas with Gladys Knight and friends. Join Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams in this unique holiday edition of Christmas under the Stars. Continue reading

5/11/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Gladys Knight – Free Again / I Will Survive ( From Sister In The Name Of Love)

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Free Again / I Will Survive one of the highlight of the 1986 made for television concert Sisters In The Name of Love starring Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight. Continue reading

3/15/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- SONG OF THE DAY: Labelle- You Turn Me On (Live)

Labelle performs You Turn Me On from the Cher Show (1974). Continue reading

12/17/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Teyana Taylor Performs Santa Baby

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Teyana Taylor wearing all white with a red leather corset, Taylor put her seductive spin on the holiday classic of Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby on VH1 Divas. Taped at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater after a four-year hiatus, the network celebrated the holiday season by reviving its iconic special with some veteran divas (Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) and divas-in-training (Teyana Taylor, JoJo).

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3/30/16 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- Song Of The Day: LaBelle – Lady Marmalade

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Lady Marmalade, written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”, which translates into English as “Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?”  Continue reading

3/5/16 O&A NYC Saturday Morning Concert: Bob Marley & the Wailers- AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity featuring Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle

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Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston on July 21, 1979. The benefit concert was dedicated to the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa. Continue reading

11/24/15 O&A NYC Inspirational Tuesday: Patti Labelle on Luther Vandross

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Patti Labelle shares a poem written by Luther Vandross’ mother Mary Ida Vandross, and sings during his memorial service at Riverside Church on July 8, 2005.   Continue reading

5/9/15 O&A Inspirational Tuesday: You’ll Never Walk Alone- The Bluebelles

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The Bluebelles, and later Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, the group found success with ballads in the doo-wop genre, most notably, Down the Aisle (The Wedding Song), You’ll Never Walk Alone and Over the Rainbow. The founding members were Patti LaBelle (formerly Patricia Holt), Sundray Tucker, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash. Tucker left before the group cut their first record and was replaced by Cindy Birdsong. Continue reading