9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

1/2/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Stevie Wonder – Faith ft. Ariana Grande

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Faith is a song by singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder, featuring American singer Ariana Grande. It serves as the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2016 musical-animated film Sing. The song was written by Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco and Francis Farewell Starlite. Continue reading

4/23/16 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Stevie Wonder Performs Purple Rain- A Tribute For Prince

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During his interview on CBS This Morning, music legend Stevie Wonder performed Prince’s iconic song to pay tribute to his longtime friend. Prince, one of the most creative and influential artists of his era, died Thursday at the age of 57. Continue reading

1/18/16 Song Of The Day: Stevie Wonder- Happy Birthday

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Happy Birthday, single written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder in 1981 to popularize the campaign, and continued his fight for the holiday, holding the Rally for Peace Press Conference in 1981Continue reading

9/24/15 O&A NYC Throwback Thursday: Chaka Khan and Rufus – Tell me something Good

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Tell Me Something Good by Rufus and Chaka Khan was written by Stevie Wonder and released in 1974. The hit single peaking at number three in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. It was among the earliest hits to use the guitar talk box. Continue reading

5/8/15 O&A Music: Kenya- “Music = Air”…Without It, She Simply Doesn’t Breathe

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Vocalist/Songwriter Kenya delivers smooth soulful vocals. Her jazz influence creates music that embodies a contemporary groove and has charted on the US R&B Billboard Chart as well as the Top 10 UK Soul Chart and other European radio charts. Inspired by American singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder & Lalah Hathaway and international groups like Incognito & Brand New Heavies, Kenya admits that “Music = air”…without it, she simply doesn’t breathe. Continue reading

4/9/15 O&A THROWBACK THURSDAY: Stevie Wonder

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Stevland Hardaway Morris known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is a child prodigy, who has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Continue reading