9/22/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Miles Davis & Chaka Khan: Human Nature (Live in Montreux 1989)

Two infamous music artist performed together live in 1989, Miles Davis and Chaka Khan. Human Nature is cover music track done by the two icons. Continue reading

9/21/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories: Rick James – Chappelle’s Show

Charlie Murphy tells two stories about hanging out with Rick James – which also happen to be stories about beating up Rick James. (Contains strong language.)
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9/21/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Hellzapoppin’ (Lindy Hop Scene In Full Color) 

Lindy hop is the granddaddy of all swing dances, a blend of African and European dance influences that is both uniquely American… and now spans the globe.  Lindy hop takes its name from the Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris in 1927. 

If Tango is sultry, and Ballroom dancing is aloof, lindy hop is joyful and playful.  Lindy has a grounded, flowing style that closely reflects its music — from the late 20s hot jazz to the early 40s big bands. Harlem, New York, and in particular the Savoy Ballroom (“The Home of Happy Feet”) is where the dance was developed and innovated from the 1920s onward. Based on earlier dances such as the Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Breakaway, the dance evolved and spread over the decades along with the new swing music. 

Hellzapoppin’ (In Full Color) 

And while the dance continues to evolve today, contemporary lindy hoppers still strive for that same spirit, inventiveness, and musicality of the pioneers of lindy hop like Norma Miller, Dean Collins, Frankie Manning and many more.

9/13/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES : Melania Trump’s Wife Coach Reveals Secrets

Life as one of President Donald Trump’s wives is not for the weak at heart and often requires extensive training. Karolina Petersberg (Nina Dobrev) is a professional Wife Coach who has trained not just Melania, but also his first two wives Ivana and Marla as well as the wives of some of the world’s worst men. Continue reading

9/11/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Yanis Marshall “Love Hangover” Diana Ross- Heels Intensive Paris

“I’m so excited to share some of the material I’ve been working on earlier this summer for 3 weeks with my Advanced heels intensive program in Paris, France !” @yanismarshallheelsintensive.
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9/10/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY: James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party – SNL

On Nov. 5, 1983, James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub Party wound up becoming one of the most famous sketches of Eddie Murphy‘s time on the show.
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9/10/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Billie Holiday And Her All-Star Band ” Fine And Mellow ” (1957)

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 — July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue reading

9/9/20 O&A NYC BRUNCH: Grilled Ribeye With Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa

Juicy grilled ribeye topped with our Hatch Chile Avocado Salsa is a perfect late summer meal, when these special chile peppers from New Mexico are in season.
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9/9/20 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Masaka Kids Africana Dancing African Dance

The Masaka Kids Africana is composed of Uganda-based children’s group, from the age of 2 and up. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.
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9/8/20 O&A NYC FASHION: Balmain Menswear Fall/Winter 2020-2021

Since taking the helm in 2011, creative director Olivier Rousteing has upheld Balmain‘s reputation as the go-to brand for military-inspired pieces with a tough, rebellious edge. Leather, sleek silhouettes and an earthy palette define this brand of sophisticated, luxurious masculinity. Continue reading