6/15/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY:  Philadanco Performs Christopher Huggins’ Latched at TEDxPenn

Philadanco performs Latched (2014) by resident choreographer Christopher Huggins at TEDxPenn. Continue reading

6/5/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: The Kanneh-Masons: The Family That Plays Together

The Kanneh-Masons family are rock stars in the classical world: Seven British brothers and sisters, ages 8 to 21, whose musical talents shine from TV competitions to a royal wedding. Lee Cowan interviews the Kanneh-Masons: Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Konya, Jeneba, Aminata, and Mariatu. Continue reading

5/31/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: L.T.D.- Love Ballad

Love Ballad, the hit song for R&B/Funk band L.T.D Released from their album Love to the World. The single spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in November 1976. Continue reading

5/22/18 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT!: Janet Jackson Billboard Icon Award 2018 Performance

Janet Jackson graced the Billboard Music Awards stage to receive the prestigious Icon Award on Sunday in Las Vegas. Not only was the moment her first television performance in nine years, but it was also the first time she has performed as a mom. Continue reading

5/10/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Intruders- I’ll Always Love My Mama

Happy Mother’s Day Throwback Thursday enjoy The Intruders 1973 hit single I’ll Always Love My Mama. Continue reading

5/3/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: O’Jays – Back Stabbers

Back Stabbers the O’Jays 1972 chart topping hit  warns men about their male “friends” who smile to their faces, but are secretly planning to steal their wives or girlfriends.  Continue reading

4/22/18 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Caravans – Mary Don’t You Weep featuring Inez Andrews

GOSPEL SUNDAY

Robert Anderson started The Caravans in 1947. The group reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, including: Albertina Walker, Delores Washington, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Reverend James Cleveland, Dorothy Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Josephine Howard, and Loleatta Holloway.

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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