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

3/4/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Mary Lou’s Mass-Excerpt Featuring The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey’s collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams, two artists who shared roots and memories in the southern church, is a deeply spirited theatrical experience.
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2/18/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY GOSPEL: Mahalia Jackson- Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Precious Lord, Take My Hand was Martin Luther King Jr.’s favorite song, and he often invited gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to sing it at civil rights rallies to inspire crowds; at his request she sang it at his funeral in April 1968. Continue reading

2/18/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Eddie Griffen – Bible The “Negro” Version

There are many versions of the Bible. The King James, Gideon and now Eddie Griffen shares the Negro Version Bible. Continue reading

2/11/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Total Praise – Richard Smallwood

Richard Smallwood wrote Total Praise during a dark time in his life. He was a caretaker for two people, one with Alzheimers and one with cancer. He originally sat down to write a “Woe is me” song , but this kept coming out instead. It’s what he called “Valley praise”. Continue reading

12/31/17 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Revelations- Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelations (1960), one of the most recognizable modern dance works, remains a powerful testament to the human spirit. This cast includes April Berry, Kevin Brown, Ralph Glenmore Deborah Manning, Renee Robinson and Marilyn Banks.  Continue reading

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

11/5/17 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian- Save the Hole in Front for Marriage!

Hark! When it comes to sex, Mrs. Betty Bowers does the most disgusting thing to Republicans: She talks about it! Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian and host of The No Sin Zone, answers the calls of curious sinners everywhere who seek her tart, sage advice. Continue reading