11/27/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite- Quantum of the Seas Orchestra

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On Christmas Eve, 2015, the Quantum of the Seas Orchestra performed the entire Duke Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
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11/27/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans: Believe For It- A Live Worship Experience

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans, has cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Continue reading

11/25/22 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (1960),


Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelations (1960), one of the most recognizable modern dance works, remains a powerful testament to the human spirit. This cast includes Marilyn Banks, April Berry, Kevin Brown, Gary DeLoatch, Ralph Glenmore, Deborah Manning, Renee Robinson and Dudley Williams. 

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9/29/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin Performs I Dreamed A Dream At Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala (1993)

On January 19, 1993  Aretha Franklin performed I Dreamed A Dream at the 42nd Presidential Inaugural Gala in honor of President Bill Clinton.   Continue reading

4/29/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Burna Boy Highlight Performance at Madison Square 2022

Grammy-winning Afrobeats artist, Burna Boy is on the verge of making history with the announcement of his one night only show at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden
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3/21/22 O&A NYC DANCE: Francesca Harper Sets New Direction For Ailey II

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The Ailey II season begins March 23 and run thru April 3 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater 405 west 55th Street at the corner of Ninth Avenue This is not only the company’s return to the theater since the pandemic, but also the debut season for the company’s new Artistic Director Francesca Harper. During the two-week season the company will offer 10 performances and present works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) Artistic Director Robert Battle, internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe, AAADT principal dancer Yannick Lebrun, Andrea Miller, and Harper. Continue reading

2/24/22 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman, No Cry Live

Bob Marley and The Wailers 1977 Live at the Rainbow Concert is now streaming in full on the late reggae legend’s official YouTube channel.The stream marks the first time the concert has been shown in the exact running order since it took place on June 4th, 1977. The 13 song set includes the classics I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry and Jammin. Continue reading

2/13/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Count Basie and his Orchestra- North Sea Jazz Festival (13-07-1979)

The second concert of bandleader/pianist William ‘Count’ Basie and his Count Basie Orchestra at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1979 features great solos by bassist John Clayton and drummer Butch Miles. Basie did two concerts at the festival, one month before his 75th birthday. Continue reading

2/2/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: 2Pac Hologram Coachella Live

Tupac Shakur was murdered more than 15 years ago — three years before the first Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was held. But thanks to a trick of light, he was probably the single most talked about musician who performed at the festival.
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1/8/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Janet Jackson – The Velvet Rope Tour: Live In Concert

The Velvet Rope Tour was the third concert tour by Janet Jackson. Launched in support of her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), the tour visited Europe, North America, Japan, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia. Jackson was inspired to create an autobiographical show using theatrical elements portraying her struggle with depression and self-esteem. Continue reading