8/2/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tasha Cobbs – Fill Me Up / Overflow (Live)

Tasha Cobbs performs the live the medley Fill Me Up / Overflow from the 2015 album One Place Live.
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7/31/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Leo Holder discusses Dougla- Bonus 1977 DTH Performance of Dougla

Leo Holder, son of the choreographer Geoffrey Holder, and Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Virginia Johnson discuss the origins of Dougla. This is followed by a special presentation of Dougla from a 1977 PBS Broadcast.

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7/25/20 O&A NYC THE SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Alvin Ailey’s Blues Suite

Blues Suite is the first work Alvin Ailey created for the Ailey company in 1958 and we hope you enjoy this 1985 recording that was a part of an hour-long TV special called Three by Three, which was aired on PBS’ Dance in America series. Available for one week only, now through July 30 at 7pm EDT. Continue reading

6/28/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Maxwell Unplugged (1997)

Despite only having released only one album, the music video television channel MTV saw his burgeoning popularity and asked him to tape an episode of the concert series MTV Unplugged in New York City. 
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SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: James Brown and Friends – Set Fire To The Soul (1987)

James Brown and Aretha Franklin perform together on stage for the first time. They are joined by Wilson Pickett, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, and Billy Vera who are interviewed with Franklin before the concert. Taped at the Taboo Club, Detroit.
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5/30/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Otis Redding (1966)

Otis Redding, while visiting Europe for the very first time as part of the Stax/Volt tour, is asked to host a very special episode of The teen dance show, Ready, Steady, Go! The rest is history. Featuring Chris Farlowe and Eric Burdon (of The Animals).
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5/24/20 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis Quintet Live at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy (October 11, 1964)

 Miles Davis Quintet live at Teatro dell’Arte in Milan, Italy, October 11, 1964. Continue reading

(Repost) 5/24/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Didn’t It Rain-Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Gospel Music’s First Crossover Artist)

GOSPEL SUNDAYSister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, is a pioneer of twentieth-century music. Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic/early rock accompaniment.  She became gospel music’s first crossover artist and its first great recording star. Continue reading

  5/17/20 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Tramaine Hawkins Performs Coming Home and Going Up Yonder- Albertina Walker Memorial Concert

Tremaine Hawkins honors Dr. Albertina Walker by singing Coming Home and Going Up Yonder the Queen’s memorial service on Oct. 14, 2010.
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3/20/20 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace (1980)

diana-ross-standing-room-only-1Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace, the HBO special, first aired in early 1980 as part of the network’s Standing Room Only series. Continue reading