12/1/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Keke Palmer Shakes Her Hips To Janelle Monáe’s Energetic Performance | Soul Train Awards ‘23

Janelle Monáe not only opened the 2023 BET Soul Train Awards hosted by Keke Palmer, but also took home the inaugural Spirit of Soul Awards. Continue reading

12/1/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Mann Family Spoof – Harlem Knights

David and Tamela Mann along with son David Mann Jr., daughter Tia Mann and other family members have released a hilarious spoof of the movie Harlem Nights! Continue reading

11/29/23 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Whoopi Goldberg- Direct From Broadway, 1984 – 1985, (originally – Spook Show)

In 1983 Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Elaine Johnson) created The Spook Show, a one-woman show composed of different character monologues. Director Mike Nichols offered to take the show to Broadway. Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway premiered on October 24, 1984 and ran until March 10, 1985, for a total of 156 performances. Continue reading


By Alex Smith Jr. I went to an advance screening of the film RUSTIN last night (Oct. 12, 2023). It was opening the 35th Anniversary of the LGBTQ+ Annual Film Festival here in NYC. This film is a triumph plain and simple. I am trying to hold back from using… Continue reading

11/24/23 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Dear Quincy- Carmen De Lavallade and Wesley Fata

Carmen de Lavallade dancing to Quincy Jones’s “Soul Bossa Nova” with Wesley Fata on November 16, 1968. Ms. de Lavallade’s late husband, the great Geoffrey Holder, choreographed this piece This is jut an excerpt of a much longer dance. Continue reading

11/23/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY ON THANKGIVING : Miracle On 34th Street

After a divorced New York mother (Maureen O’Hara) hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus (Edmund Gwenn) at Macy’s, she is startled by his claim to be the genuine article. When his sanity is questioned, a lawyer (John Payne) defends him in court by arguing that he’s not mistaken. Continue reading

11/22/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: The Lockers – Rerun 70’s

The Lockers was a dance group formed by Toni Basil and Don Campbellock Campbell in 1971. Active throughout the 1970s, they were pioneers of street dance. Continue reading

11/22/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Drake – First Person Shooter ft. J. Cole

First Person Shooter is by Drake featuring J.Cole. It was released through OVO Sound and Republic Records as the fourth single from Drake’s eighth studio album, For All The Dogs on November 15, 2023.Drake and Cole wrote the song with producers Boi-1da, Tay Keith, FnZ, OZ and Coleman alongside Snorre Tidemand. Continue reading

11/22/23 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Leslie Jones Stops Your Annoying Relatives from Ruining Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, don’t worry about how to handle your annoying relatives. For $29.99, Leslie Jones will teach you how to shut down awkward conversations. Continue reading

11/20/23 O&A NYC THEATRE- REVIEW: Hadestown- Sometimes True Love Can Be Hell.

By Walter Rutledge Recently I had the extreme pleasure to see the Broadway smash hit Hadestown at the Walter Kerr Theater. The 2019 eight-time Tony Award winning musical is still wowing audiences with Anais Mitchell’s incredible lyric music score and touching book featuring dual love stories. Before we talk about… Continue reading

11/20/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Lucky Daye – That’s You

Lucky Daye has returned with a new single, That’s You. The track arrives as his first release of the year, following his third studio album Candytrip.For the single, Daye linked up with another force in the R&B space: Bruno Mars. Rather than appearing on the song, however, Mars served as its… Continue reading

11/18/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tye Tribbett – Only One Night Tho

Grammy-winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett gets the crowed fired up with a live performance of his song Only One Night Tho. Continue reading

11/18/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Asake & H.E.R. – Lonely At The Top (Acoustic)

YBNL star Asake has released the official video for an acoustic remix of his single Lonely At The Top with R&B artistH.E.R.Produced by Blaisebeatz, the original song was released as part of the singer’s Work of Art album in June 2023. Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mariah the Scientist – From A Woman

  Mariah Amani Buckles known professionally as Mariah the Scientist, is a Pop artist and songwriter. She released her debut studio project Master, on August 23, 2019, with her now former labels, Tory Lanez label’s One Umbrella and RCA Records: however, she now independently releases music through her own label, Buckles… Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Ghana vs Nigeria Nyash Argument – Jeffrey Nortey || Sirbalo

Ghanian actor Jeffrey Nortey recently shared the challenges he encountered at the start of his acting journey. According to him, his family didn’t support his career choice. He also recounted the days when he lacked money but maintained a positive attitude, emphasizing that wasn’t solely about becoming a star or… Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Percy Jackson and The Olympians | Official Trailer | Disney+

Percy Jackson and The Olympians tells the fantastical story of a twelve year old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it… Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION SPECIAL: NIGO, Pharrell and Jacob: The Interview (JOOPITER TV Original)

In recent interview Pharrell shares how Jacob the Jeweler introduced him to NIGO. NIGO  highlights JOOPITER’s most recent auction, selling pieces from his personal archive in the From Me to You collection. The trio sat down to discuss some of the pieces as well as just how far back Pharrell,… Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Robert Battle Resigns

  From the Ailey Press Office The Board of Trustees of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today announced that Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Ailey since 2011, has informed them that he needs to focus on his health and has submitted his resignation. The Board has accepted Mr. Battle’s resignation with… Continue reading

11/16/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Republican Debate Cold Open – SNL

Lester Holt (Kenan Thompson) moderates the Republican candidates (Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim, Molly Kearney, Devon Walker, John Higgins) during a debate before Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) interrupts. Continue reading

11/16/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown (1965)

Willie Mae Thornton better known as Big Mama Thornton because of her height (nearly 6 feet), and weight (200 pounds), was an American singer and songwriter of the Blues and R&B.  Continue reading

11/15/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Still We Rise – An A Ma Maniére Short Film

In classic A Ma Maniére fashion, the capsule is also accompanied by a cinematic short film entitled Still We Rise, which features a historic dialogue between celebrated authors and poets James Baldwin and Maya Angelou.The A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 5 Dusk raffle is open now, officially launching on… Continue reading

11/15/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Killer Mike ft. CeeLo Green – Down By Law

In honor of the milestone Killer Mike has shared a brand new video for the album’s lead track and mission statement Down By Law featuring CeeLo Green.Shane Smith directed visual is especially fitting for the occasion an ebullient tribute to the city of Atlanta that portrays Mike meeting and celebrating among… Continue reading

11/15/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Omarion and King Tight vs Storyboard P

League of Unreal Dancing featured Story Board P, Omarion and King Tight. Storyboard P had it out for Omarion and King Tight, to show the style of ALIEN within the Flex community.  Continue reading

11/14/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Motivational Speech – Stop Being Distracted And Remember Why You Started

Embrace the shadows of your journey. Each distraction is but a fleeting ghost. Remember why you ignited your flame. In the heart of darkness, your purpose is your only true light. This video is going to help you find your fire and keep you on the path. Our original speakers… Continue reading

11/13/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: ‘Olive’ Air Jordan 4 Craft Releases This Month

We’re only a few months removed from the release of the Olive Air Jordan 4 Craft and now, it appears Jordan Brand will revisit the theme in a new olive colorway. The shoe is expected to feature a cut and sew upper, with various suede, nubuck  and leather panels covering the entirety… Continue reading

11/13/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Balenciaga Summer 24 Collection

It’s no secret that Balenciaga remains one of the foremost houses in contemporary fashion – continuously crafting its own universe of styles that blend chic, couture, street and everything in between.The star of the show is Michelle Yeoh, who is Balenciaga’s newest house ambassador. Continue reading

11/13/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Carter High | Black Film Classic Starring Vivica Fox, Charles S. Dutton, Pooch Hall

Carter High is a sport film directed and written by Arthur Muhammad. The film is centered on the 1988 Cowboys of  David W.Cater High School in Dallas, Texas a team that fought through racial prejudice and a grades controversy to claim the 5A state title, only to be rocked when six… Continue reading

11/13/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: SNL – Museum of Hip Hop Panel

A host Ego Nwodim moderates a panel on hip-hop featuring Mary J. Blige Punkie Johnson, Rick Rubin James Austin Johnson, Dr. Cornel West Kenan Thompson and SmokeCheddaDaAssGetta Timothée Chalamet. Continue reading

11/13/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Shenseea – Beama (feat. Lola Brooke)

Shenseea has  tapped Lola Brooke to join her on her newest single, Beama. The London On Da Track-produced tune received visual treatment from Sam Brave, where Shenseea’s signature  Caribbean twang meets Brooke’s hardcore New York sound.  Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Rachid Alexander Male Belly Dancer

Rachid Alexander was born on Curaçao and is a trained oriental dancer. Now residing in The Netherlands, he is one of Europe’s most sought after male belly dancers.  Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: New Balance 580 GORE-TEX “Black Magnet”

New Balance is getting ready for a harsher winter conditions with a GORE-TEX protected iteration that will safeguard against strong winds and rain.Arriving in a sleek, dark edition, the New Balance 580 comes in Black Magnet. Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Inside Out 2 | Teaser Trailer

Disney and Pixar have introduced its newest animated character in the upcoming Inside Out 2 film. The studio has officially launched the teaser trailer for the animated sequel which sees Maya Hawke play the new emotion, Anxiety. Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Davido – Unavailable Sean Paul and DING DONG Remix – ft. Musa Keys

Nigerian music mogul, singer, songwriter, Afrobeat maestro and Grammy Award winner Davido releases a vibrant visual for his smash track Unavailable with Sean Paul and Ding Dong remix. Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Venting At Too Funny Tuesdays | Comedian CP | Stand Up Comedy

Comedian CP talks about some things that are on his mind, like women claiming to like men but not being interested in what they like, droppin his kids off at camp, making sure you’re ready to have kids and other hilarious thoughts hes got on his mind. Continue reading

11/10/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Zainab Johnson | Playing Hard To Get At The Gyno | Stand Up Comedy

Zainab Johnson is an American comedian and actress. She is best known as a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Johnson is a series regular on Amazon’s Upload. Continue reading

11/10/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Rotimi – Bestie

Bestie is Rotimi’s first solo song release of the year. It’s his first proper single since I Do, which appeared on both the standard and deluxe versions of his debut album, All or Nothing released in 2021.  Continue reading

11/9/23 0&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Seal – Kiss From A Rose

Kiss from a Rose is by British – Nigerian Pop artist Seal. The song was first released as a single in July 1994 by ZTT and Warner Bros., and included in the film The Never Ending Story III that year. It was re-released a year later in 1995 as part of the… Continue reading

11/8/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: DJ Kay Slay – Rolling 200 Deep

A year and a half after his death, DJ Kay Slay is being honored with the release of the ultimate posse cut in the form of Rolling 200 Deep.The track features 200 rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Raekwon, Run DMC, Bun B, Big Daddy Kane, Kid Capri, Goodie Mob, Styles P,… Continue reading

11/8/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Storyboard P – Alien And The Ghetto 2

Storyboard P is particularly known for Flexn, a style of street dance that originated in Brooklyn and is one of the foremost practitioners of genre in which involves pantomime and physical contortion. He is particularly noted for his improvisational style. Continue reading

11/8/23 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: I’m The Best Stand Up Comedian In My Family – Comedian Hunter Kelly – Chocolate Sundaes Standup

When it comes to the Kelly family everybody is funny, especially Hunter Kelly. His father Gerald and two older brothers Isiah and Joshua all perform stand up comedy as well. Let’s welcome Hunter as the newest member to the Chocolate Sundaes comedian family. Continue reading

11/6/23 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: Vespers- Paul Taylor Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge The Paul Taylor Dance Company began its sixty-ninth season on Tuesday October 31 at the New York State Theater. The two-week fifteen performance season will offer a total of fourteen works by five choreographers. The season will present a world premieres by Larry Keigwin and Lauren Lovette, the… Continue reading

11/5/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Marvin Sapp – Never Would Have Made It

Never Would Have Made It is a single by Marvin Sapp from his seventh studio album Thirsty. Marvin Sapp wrote this song as a tribute after the death of his father, Henry Lewis Sapp Jr. He testifies that it was created by divine inspiration the Sunday after his father’s burial. Continue reading

11/5/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: See Why She Remained Single Until This Happened

The Winlos uses creative skits and movies to share the Goodnews of Jesus. They are also marriage counsellors and teacher. Continue reading

11/3/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes | Teaser Trailer

The 20th Century Studios franchise has a new apocalyptic beginning that continues after the events of Caesar’s death in the last film. This marks the fourth film in the modern Planets Of The Apes saga and is set generations after his reign.With apes now becoming the dominant species and humans… Continue reading

11/3/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Doctor Makanaki | Mr.Macaroni | Nino B | Mummy Wa

Mummy Wa wants to sneak off with Dr. Makanaki telling her stubborn husband Mr.Macaroni aka Daddy Wa that’s she not feeling well. Mister Freak Freak himself challenged her to step into the doctor’s office by herself with her alarming appearance. Makanaki is a fitness instructor, owner of a car dealer, and… Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: SOPHNET. And Nike Zoom Vomero 5 “Soft Navy Pack”

Japanese clothing brand SOPHNET. is set to release a new series titled Soft Navy Pack, in celebration of its 24th anniversary.The pack includes a co-branded Nike Zoom Vomero 5 and a Cashmere Wool Duffle Coat in partnership with Gloverall. Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ VIDEO GAME TRAILER: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

  Microsoft Xbox mini-showcase a gameplay trailer for the Metal Gear Solid 3: Sneaker Eater remake was unveiled.Paying respect to the original, the stealth action game has been reimagined to meet current gaming standards while maintaining the aesthetic and style of the Fox Engine graphics.The Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake… Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mary J. Blige ft. Vado – Still Believe In Love

Mary J. Blige teams up with Vado for Still Believe In Love, which is produced by DJ Cassidy and Jeff Gitty Gitelman. Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Stop Wasting Time – Best Motivational Speech (Featuring Eric Thomas)

Eric D. Thomas is an American motivational speaker, author, consultant and minister. Speeches by Eric  Thomas are popular on YouTube. Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Snitching On Your Dealer | Ashton Womack | Stand Up Comedy

Ashton Womack started out as a funny 16 year old – and went on to become an influential performer around the country and writer for TV! Continue reading

10/27/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Tyla – Water

Water is by South African Pop artist Tyla released through Fax and Epic Records on July 28, 2023 as the lead single from her upcoming debut EP. The song went viral with a dance challenge on Tik Tok and made Tyla the youngest-ever South African and the first South African soloist… Continue reading

10/27/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Weekend Update: Jada Pinkett Smith on Her Marriage To Will Smith – SNL

Jada Pinkett Smith (Ego Nwodim) stops by Weekend Update to discuss her book, worthy and marriage to Will Smith, Saturday Night Live. Continue reading

10/25/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP PARTY: ByrdGang Bars on I-95 Cypher

The home of the heavy bar spitters, Skills Over Politics that means bring your pen game not your name. This week we pulled up on Jim Jones, him and his team has been hard at work putting together a highly anticipated Byrd Gang Cypher project with some familiar faces. Project… Continue reading

10/25/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Comme des Garçons Homme Prepares The New Balance 1906R in Two Colorways

Comme des Garçons Homme while revered for its artfully-constructed menswear, has established a presence in the footwear scene, in part thanks to New Balance. The two brands have connected to produce black and white looks across many of the American sportswear brand’s most popular silhouettes.Now, the Japanese label has prepared the… Continue reading

10/24/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Omarion – Serious

Omari Ishmael Grandberry  better known by his stage name Omarion, is an R&B artist, singer, songwriter, actor and dancer. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the boy band B2K. Continue reading

10/24/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jay Z Finally Reveals His Secret To Success [EYE-OPENING]

Jay Z shares wisdom on what allows successful people to thrive. Both his career and his success have spanned decades. He continues to be an example of what dedication, vision and consistency can produce. Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Jester Hairston- Amen- Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir (1994)

This is an excerpt from Jester Hairston’s appearance in 1994 with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, now called the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Here is gets part way through Amen when he realizes it is too high. He is 93 years old in this appearance. Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ VIDEO GAME TRAILER: Super Mario Bros. Wonder – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is releasing for Nintendo Switch on October 20, 2023. A brand new 2D side scrolling Mario is coming out after nearly a decade! True to form, the trailer opens with a captivating fun-filled score that preps for a large experience in the Super Mario Bros. franchise.Joining stars… Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC SUNDAY MORNING FUNNIES: Amen – Where There’s A Will

Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford) convinces Deacon Frye (Sherman Hemsley) to visit his ailing father-in-law, whom he dislikes. The Deacon’s estranged father-in-law, who once disowned the Fryes, lies on his deathbed and tries to reconcile with the Deacon by leaving him an inheritance. But all bets are off when Grandpa Tillman begins… Continue reading

10/22/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Bobbi Storm – We Can’t Forget Him

  Bobbi Storm is a triple threat! She is a singer, dancer and writer. Best known for her wide range of vocal abilities, to her captivating stage presence; Bobbi has been making her name across the globe as a highly demanded and recommended performer. Storm has recently signed a production… Continue reading

10/21/23 0&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Supreme x Nike SB Air Darwin Low

We’re still in 2023 but early looks at Supreme’s skate ready version of the Nike Air Darwin are continuing to pop-up. The latest preview sees an on-foot breakdown of the silhouette, highlighting the canvas build and its branding elements.Stay tuned for more info as a total of four colorways are expected… Continue reading

10/21/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Chris Brown ft. David, Lojay – Sensational

Nigerian music producer Ikechukwu Clinton Nnaemeka also known as Ragee, has joined forces with producer, Philip Hardwerk Constable to produce Chris Brown’s latest single Sensational.Chris Brown released the impressive single on Friday, featuring Nigerian superstars Davido and Lojay. Continue reading

10/21/23 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Ace vs Gee – Battlefest Main Event

Ace versus Gee was the main event of the night at Battlefest. Ace’s bonebreaking skills with an additional formation of hat tricks tells a story to Gee to level up his approach within the battle arena between two of them. Gee showed up a bit, but he didn’t move enough… Continue reading

10/20/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Rustin | Official Trailer | Netflix

Rustin is the critically acclaimed film from director George C. Wolfe, starring Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin. Architect of 1963’s momentous March on Washington, Rustin challenged authority and never apologized for who he was, but was forgotten despite making history.  Continue reading

10/20/23 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: House of Flowers From Carmen & Geoffrey (2005)

This House of Flowers excerpt featuring Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade  is from the 2005 documentary Carmen & Geoffrey. Holder and his brother Boscoe talk about their early roots in Trinidad, forming a dance company and Holder meeting his wife (De Lavallade) in the 1955 production of House of Flowers. Continue reading

10/19/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: James Brown – It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World

It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World is a song written by James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. Brown recorded it on February 16, 1966, in a New York City studio and released it as a single later that year. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 8 on… Continue reading

10/19/23 O&A NYC ART WILL NEVER DIE: TRACY 168 – Bonus Feature From Just To Get a Rep Graffiti Documentary

TRACY 168 is famous for Wild Style lettering and being one of the most prolific early writers in New York. Bonus clip from the graffiti film Just To Get A Rep. Unfortunately Michael Tracy died of a heart attack on September 3rd. His artistry will live on forever. Continue reading

10/18/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ VIDEO GAME TRAILER: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 – Launch Trailer I PS5 Games

Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, return for an exciting new adventure in the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise for the PS5 console. Nine months after the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, we find Miles still enlisting Peter’s help, but when the mysterious symbiote appears, Peter and Miles’ relationships… Continue reading

10/18/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Timbaland Battles For The Cypher Title With Lola, Lady London, Gloss Up & Bun B | Hip Hop Awards 23

Timbaland goes for the title with his crew Lola Brooke, Lady London, Gloss Up and Bun B. Are you Team Swizz or Team Timbaland? Continue reading

10/18/23 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: The Quest Of Becoming Black Panther (King Bach)

Andrew Byron Bachelor aka King Bach  is a Canadian-born American[ internet personality and actor who rose to fame on the now-defunct video sharing service Vine. He amassed 16.2 million followers, making him the most followed user on the Vine platform. Continue reading

10/15/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Lenny Kravitz – TK421

  Lenny Kravitz is butt naked and loving life in the music video for his new single TK421.TK421 is a Prince-esque blast of uproarious funk rock, with Kravitz pinning his sights on pure uncut ecstasy. Continue reading

10/10/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: How Can You Tell If A Duck Is From Long Island?

This lady can you tell if a Duck is from Long Island. Truly an expert is duck ass gazing.  Continue reading

10/9/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Cooley High

Set in 1964 Chicago, Cooley High is a slice-of-life tale of high school students coping with the challenges of everyday life and growing up in the shadows of the housing projects. Continue reading

10/9/23 O&A NYC HISTORY: The Ugly Truth About Christopher Columbus

Growing up, we were all taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. However, this is not the case at all. Columbus got lost looking for India, and instead landed in the Caribbean. Continue reading

10/6/23 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey’s “Mary Lou’s Mass” and “Hidden Rites” Excerpts

Mary Lou’s Mass (1971) with John Parks, Dudley Williams and Clive Thompson and Hidden Rites (1973) with John Parks and Judith Jamison.  Continue reading

10/6/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Moments in History – Key & Peele

Moments in History created and performed by comedy duo Key & Peele showcases the fearless wit of stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Continue reading

10/5/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Roy Wood Jr.: Love Buffet Restaurants

Get to Know Roy Wood Jr. in this super compilation with some of his best jokes about ways to improve the national anthem, why black people love McDonalds, lessons he learned while working at Golden Corral and more. Continue reading

10/5/23 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Full Force – I Wonder If I Take You Home

I Wonder If I Take You Home is by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force in 1984. Record Producer Kenny Beck discovered the song in a discard bin at Personal Records while looking for songs to include on his debut album with the label. He was so impressed that he created a compilation breaking dancing… Continue reading

10/3/23 O&A INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Reframing the Narrative: Blacks in Ballet | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original

Eleven black dancers from historically white ballet companies were commissioned by The Kennedy Center to create and perform a brand new ballet in just two weeks. This is their story… Continue reading

10/2/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Skarra Mucci ft. Yaniss Odua – Roots Rocks Reggae

 Skarra Mucci is back with a new album due for this autumn and has unveiled a first single entitled Roots Rock Reggae.Skarra Mucci invites his long-time friend Yaniss Odua, with whom he previously scored the hit Raggamuffin School, which has now reached several million streams. Continue reading

10/1/23 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: Ballet X At The Joyce

By Walter Rutledge Philadelphia based Ballet X returned to New York City’s Joyce Theater for a five-day six performance season. The expectations were high for this ethnically diverse contemporary ballet company and the talented dancers rose to the occasion. It was unfortunate that the choreography and the programming were not… Continue reading

9/30/23 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Roberto Bolle and Misty Copeland – Romeo and Juliet

Misty Copeland (Juliet) and Roberto Bolle (Romeo) are joined by a stellar cast of dancers from the Teatro alla Scala in the 2016 production. Continue reading

9/28/23 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Debbie Allen Part Two- On Choreography and Directing

By Walter Rutledge The second installment from the Out and About NYC Magazine 2015 interview with entertainment icon Debbie Allen. In this section we discussed her views on choreography and directing.  Continue reading

9/29/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Tyler Perry as Maya Angelou- Bitch Betta Have My Money

Tyler Perry performs this hilarious tribute to the great poet, actress, dancer and activist Maya Angelou.  Continue reading


Here’s another must try video recipe by Smokin and Grillin’s chef AB. These are the best Crab Cakes ever! Continue reading

9/27/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIPHOP WEDNESDAY: Conway The Machine Freestyling Before The Bullet Wounds

Demond Price, known professionally as Conway the Machine, a Hip Hop artist from Buffalo, NewYork. Here is an old footage of Conway The Machine freestyling before the bullet wounds. Continue reading

9/27/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Zilla Madness Trilogy | Ace vs Bones

This battle was not a set up dance battle between Ace and Bones. Ace wanted to shoot his shot towards Bones and got murdered on a call out. Zilla Madness is forever going to be known for this battle at this particular dance arena. Continue reading

9/27/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Air Jordan 8 Playoffs Returns September 30th

The Air Jordan 8 Playoffs has appeared in official imagery ahead of the pair’s release at the tail end of September. Jordan Brand is celebrating the 30th anniversary of MJ’s eighth signature silhouette by returning the model to its OG 1993 specifications.Premium jet-black nubuck, chenille branding and graphic liners inject the… Continue reading

9/27/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Midnight Plane To Georgia (Donald Trump Song Parody)

With the deadline rapidly approaching in the Fulton County Georgia RICO case by Fani Willis, Donald Trump will have to jump on a Midnight Plane to Georgia so he can turn himself in. Continue reading

9/26/23 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Misty Copeland: It Took 10 Years Before I Could Tell This Story

Famed ballerina Misty Copeland looks back on her poverty-stricken childhood, as her mom applied for food stamps and they were living in a “dingy” motel. Misty says her mom could no longer support her passion for ballet, until Misty’s ballet teacher invited the dancer to live with her and her… Continue reading

9/25/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: “Don’t Sleep Naked in New York” – Godfrey

Comedian Godfrey fights a few bad guys onstage, then talks about New York City, his immigrant father, trick-or-treating and more. Continue reading

9/25/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Mariah Carey ft. Jadakiss,Style P – We Belong Together Remix: Global Citizen: NYC

Five-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Mariah Carey performs  We Belong Together a Desert Storm Remix with Jadakiss and Styles P at Global Citizen Festival: NYC in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Continue reading

9/25/23 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: The life of Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey revolutionized the world of dance by honoring the African American experience, but his journey was not without its struggles. Continue reading

9/22/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: That Time I Got Robbed – Comedian Sydney Castillo – Chocolate Sundaes Standup Comedy

Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas Sydney Castillo is a writer and stand-up comedian making waves in the entertainment industry. Not yet 30 years old, Sydney has already established himself as a comedic force performing at some of the country’s most renowned comedy clubs. Continue reading

9/17/23 O&A NYC REVIEW: Is Heart of Brick A Black Queer Sex In The City?

By Walter Rutledge The Joyce Theater’s fall 2023 season began September 15 with the interdisciplinary gay romance saga Heart of Brick. The theatrical production combined live vocal music, spoken narrations, voiceovers, dance, lighting and a clean, simple set design to recreate an evening at Langstons, New York City’s oldest Black… Continue reading

9/17/23 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Alan Jackson – The Old Rugged Cross (Live)

Alan Eugene Jackson, an American country music singer, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 14 studio albums, three Greatest Hits albums, two Christmas albums, one Gospel album and several compilations, all on the Arista Nashville label.  The Old… Continue reading

9/16/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ MOVIE TRAILER: Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom | Trailer

Jason Momoa is finally making his return as the titular Aquaman in the latest trailer released by Warner Bros.The first official trailer for the highly anticipated sequel, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. DC’s aquatic hero is set to surf into theater this holiday season. Continue reading

9/16/23 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WALESTYLEZ: Joshua Maponga on Africa and the Bible

Joshua Maponga (born in Zimbabwe) is a popular motivational speaker, social entrepreneur, and musician. The renowned personality is also a philosopher and leader. He is passionate about community development which has led him to work with several big organizations.  Continue reading

9/15/23 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Jay Pharoah | Gotham Comedy Live

An over the top hour of standup with Saturday Night Live cast member and master-impressionist Jay Pharoah. With his spot-on versions of everyone from Barack Obama to Jay-Z, Pharoah will have you laughing out loud with a live and uncensored night of comedy from New York’s legendary Gotham Comedy Club.  Continue reading

9/15/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: SZA – Snooze

Snooze is a song by American singer-songwriter SZA from her second studio album, SOS. It was sent to rhythmic contemporary and urban contemporary radio as the sixth single from the album on April 25, 2023. Continue reading

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