4/19/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Edwin Starr – War

Edwin Starr’s version of “War” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but it is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded Continue reading

4/18/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Afternoon Of A Faun- Tanaquil LeClercq and Jacques d’Amboise

In Afternoon Of A Faun (1953) Jerome Robbins‘ genius take on the old Debussy/Nijinsky ballet. A 1955 Canadian broadcast of the two legends of the NYC Ballet (and the original ballerina in this) Tanaquil LeClercq and Jacques d’Amboise (Francisco Moncion original danseur). Continue reading

4/16/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Thomas Jefferson Meets Sally Hemings – SNL

Thomas Jefferson (Robert De Niro) meets his new slave, Sally Hemings (Maya Rudolph), and quickly becomes infatuated with her. His fellow statesmen (Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell) comment that he’s known for only dating “black chicks. Continue reading

4/15/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Kirk Franklin Salute To The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright

The Kirk Franklin Salute to The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright at the 2009 Stellar Awards. Continue reading

4/11/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Black Jeopardy

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson). Continue reading

4/5/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Cosby Show (Part 1 & 2)- Aries Spears

Bill Cosby is back and he can’t wait to share his Jello Pudding Pop to a new group of women.  Continue reading

3/28/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: We Built This – Musical Performance from Black-ish (Season 4 Premiere)


The Black-ish episode, titled “Juneteenth,” continued the ABC sitcom’s tradition of tackling tough subject. Continue reading

3/21/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Shaggy and James Corden Performing It Wasn’t Me- Trump to Robert Mueller-

Shaggy and James Corden update the lyrics to It Wasn’t Me to reflect Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump. Continue reading

3/20/18 O&A NYC WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Dinah Washington At The Apollo- What A Difference A Day Makes and Making Whopee

 Dinah Washington singing at the Apollo Theater with the Louis Jordan Band on March 8th 1960. Continue reading

3/15/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Rudolph Nureyev: Encore Performance- Afternoon Of A Faun (1981)

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Vaslav Nijinsky choreographed Afternoon of a Faun, using the music of Claude Debussy. In this interpretation, Leon Bakst’s scenery and costumes have been stunningly reconstructed by Ralph Holmes. The original choreography, designed to evoke the two-dimensional flatness of a Greek frieze, was reconstructed by Elizabeth Schooling and William Chappel. Continue reading