2/15/18 O&A NYC FEELING THE VALENTINE’S DAY AFTERGLOW: What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life Chris Botti/Sting

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What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, with lyrics written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and original music written by Michel Legrand for the 1969 film The Happy Ending, and performed by Michael Dees was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Legrand won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for a version performed by Sarah Vaughan. More than thirty years later, Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein, and Heitor Pereira won the 2006 Grammy Award for the same category for a version performed by Chris Botti and Sting. Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC FOOD- VALENTINE’S DAY: 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails

This 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe is the absolute best way to cook a quick and elegant Valentine’s Day lobster dinner. Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY- VALENTINE’S DAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: My Funny Valentine – Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band

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My Funny Valentine performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band brings a jazz favor to the day that honors romance.  Continue reading

2/13/18 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S SONG OF THE DAY: Billy Preston And Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again Live

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With You I’m Born Again, a 1979 duet performed by Motown recording artists Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright, is a single from the soundtrack of the motion picture, Fast Break. The song was credited as With You I’m Born Again, Billy Preston and Syreeta and written by Carol Connors and David Shire. The single became an international hit for the duo.  Continue reading

2/11/18 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL: Quick and Easy Red Velvet Pancakes

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Red Velvet Pancakes makes a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast treat. Here is a simple recipe that does from griddle to table in about 10 minutes.     Continue reading

1/30/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Air Jordan 8 Valentine’s Day

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Air Jordan 8 for Valentine’s Day is back once again with an official release date. Sporting a red suede construction, this selection offers up a hidden message on the inside of its straps reading, Loves me… on one and Loves me not… on the other, an aesthetically appropriate message for this heart-felt offering. Continue reading

2/14/17 O&A NYC DANCE- VALENTINE’S DAY: A Song For You- Dudley Williams/ Choreography Alvin Ailey

 

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In 1972, Alvin Ailey created the elegiac solo Love Songs for dancer Dudley Williams. The  sixteen minute solo, composed in three sections includes A Song for You by Donny Hathaway; Poppies by Nina Simone; and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother by Donny Hathaway. Many  thought of the work as the male equivalent of the female solo Cry (1971). Continue reading

2/14/17 O&A NYC WHAT THE FUNK- VALENTINE’S DAY: Ebony Eyes- Rick James featuring Smokey Robinson

Ebony Eyes by super freak Rick James and Motown balladeer Smokey Robinson for the Gordy (Motown) label. The song was first featured on James’ album Cold Blooded. Continue reading

2/10/17 O&A NYC FOOD: VALENTINE DAY- ROMANCING WITH BACON: Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day or at any time of the year you want to pamper your sweetheart.  Ready in well under 30 minutes, this quick & easy meal that’s sure to impress while keep your focus on your guest(s). Continue reading

2/12/18 O&A NYC FOOD/BRUNCH- VALENTINE’S DAY FANFARE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, the sweet shrimp and smoky bacon combine for a succulent valentine treat. Continue reading