5/12/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL: Rita Moreno Raps At Berklee Commencement Address

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Rita Moreno gave the 2016 commencement address at Berklee. Moreno began her address with the standard inspirational speech,  then the 84-year-old actress soon broke into a rap, encouraging the audience to pursue their passion.  Continue reading

10/27/14 O&A Hollywood Monday: West Side Story

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West Side Story is a 1961 romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture (as well as a special award for Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical. Continue reading