3/26/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! THROWBACK THURSDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

 
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020112-grammy-performances-10-400Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading

3/20/20 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace (1980)

diana-ross-standing-room-only-1Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace, the HBO special, first aired in early 1980 as part of the network’s Standing Room Only series. Continue reading

3/18/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Pandumbic 1 and 2 (One man… immune to information)

Pandumbic- One man… immune to information. Trevor Noah and The World’s Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. Continue reading

3/17/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Angela Bassett’s Empowering Speech- The Icon Award (Black Girls Rock 2019)

Angela Bassett is nothing short of an icon. On Aug. 25, she was given the Icon Award, the highest honor at the 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards. Continue reading

3/15/20 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE: Open House TV- George Faison’s West Harlem Firehouse Theater

Nestled on a small street just one block off Harlem internationally renowned 125 at 6 Hancock Place is the Faison Firehouse Theater. The nearly 32-foot-wide former firehouse built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1909 was converted into a performing arts center and the stunning home of  Tony and Emmy Award winning choreographer and director George Faison. Continue reading

3/8/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music (1982)

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Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, a Broadway musical revue, written for and starring American singer and actress Lena Horne. The show opened on May 12, 1981, and after 333 performances, closed on June 30, 1982, Horne’s 65th birthday. Continue reading

2/25/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malcolm X on CBC’s Front Page Challenge

He was revered. He was despised. Some saw him as a guardian of civil rights, a force of empowerment and self-respect for blacks in America. Others branded him a provocateur, a racial supremacist and a menace. His words, incisive and unforgiving had the capacity to unite – and divide.
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2/23/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Saint John Coltrane- A Love Supreme (BBC Documentary 2004)

In the film documentary Saint John Coltrane – A Love Supreme – BBC Documentary (2004) Alan Yentob examines the legend of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane whose obsession with music is matched by an equally obsessive following all over the world. Continue reading