1/12/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Motion Dancer Refat Abdullayev

Motion Dancer Refat Abdullayev on got Talent as he performs an amazing emotional dance routine on Poland’s Got Talent 2017. We see the influence of urban American of the contemporary dance scene.  Continue reading

1/7/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers- Moanin’ (1958)

Moanin’ stands as one of the archetypal hard bop compositions and albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey’s drumming and the work of Morgan, Golson and Timmons, and for its combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. The album was identified by jazz critic Scott Yanow  as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.  Continue reading

1/7/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Agon- New York City Ballet (1960)

Agon– the complete ballet with the original cast featuring Diana Adams, Todd Bolender, Jillana,  Arthur Mitchell, Richard Rapp, Francia Russell, Roy Tobias, and Violette Verdy.  Continue reading

1/4/18 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Love Unlimited – It May Be Winter Outside (but in my heart it’s spring)

On 22 April 1974  Love Unlimited (also known for singing backing vocals for Barry White) performed It May Be Winter Outside (but in my heart it’s spring) on TopPop, the Dutch version of Top of the Pops (AVRO television) Glodean James, the singer in the middle in video and right in photo, was married to Barry White at that time. Continue reading

1/3/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Chappelle’s Show – Trading Spouses


In Chappelle’s Show skit Trading Spouses white and black families swap husbands in Dave’s reality show twist. Continue reading

12/25/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Judith Jamison, Kevin Rotardier, and George Faison Perform Revelations Excerpts At The Hollywood Palace (1968)

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed two excerpts from his masterwork Revelations on the weekly television variety show The Hollywood Palace (1968). The episode hosted by Diahann Carroll helped give the then fledgling dance company national attention. The cast included Judith Jamison, George Faison and Kelvin Rotardier.  Continue reading

12/23/17 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Grace Jone- Little Drummer Boy

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Grace Jones gets into the Christmas cheer with Pee-wee Herman. The club diva performs uncharacteristically ebullient Little Drummer Boy to Pee-wee, Chairy, Terry and the rest of the “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” gang. Continue reading

12/22/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY- 3 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Baryshnikov and Kirkland- Grand Pas de Deux


tumblr_lduf0podyb1qzzh6gMikhail Baryshnikov & Gelsey Kirkland perform the Nutcracker, Grand Pas de Deux with American Ballet Theatre (1977)
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12/6/17 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Jamie Foxx Serenades Serena Williams At The ESPY Awards – Tennis Ball

Host Jamie Foxx serenades tennis player Serena Williams with an original song called ‘Tennis Ball’ on stage at the 12th Annual ESPY Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on July 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California.
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12/3/17 O7A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: White House Christmas – SNL

President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) is visited by the spirits of Michael Flynn (Mikey Day), Billy Bush (Alex Moffatt), Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon). Continue reading