3/22/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Ashford and Simpson – Found A Cure (Live 1979)

Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, the successful songwriting duo and recording artists, met at Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church in 1964.   Continue reading

11/15/15 O&A NYC Sunday Afternoon Jazz Concert: Ray Charles – Newport Jazz Festival 1960 (Full Concert)

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A soul music icon, Ray Charles was equally conversant in jazz, as he often showcased in the early part of his career. Charles brought his stellar band back to Newport in 1960 for George Wein’s annual clambake and turned in another electrifying performance that easily straddled the jazz and R&B worlds. Continue reading

O&A Dance: Gierre Godley/Project 44 Performs Gandy Dancer In Metropolis

By Walter Rutledge
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Gierre J Godley, choreographer and founder of Project 44, will present his latest project Gandy Dancer, in Metropolis, a choreography showcase, Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 at 248 West 60th Street; 7:30 pm. The inaugural choreography showcase celebrates the innovative movement of three contemporary dance companies from Miami and New York. The two performances are part of an initiative  by Jessica DiMauro and Ana Miranda to bring together artists with the common goal of sharing artistic expression through movement. Continue reading