6/14/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Ghetto Kids – Afro Dance Freestyle at Home [ Dance Video]

 

Ghetto Kids are a Ugandan dance group made up of young people raised in the slums of Uganda. Despite coming from a poor background, the kids have made an impact on the world stage with their unique style of dance and creativity. Continue reading

5/29/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Bogle Special and Bogle/Delly Ranks/Voicemail ~ Weh Di Time

Gerald ‘Bogle’ Levy aka Mr. Wacky, at Rose’s Corner, Kingston Jamaica 2005. Bogle was the first to make a name for himself as a Dancehall Dancer/Choreographer, who created as many dance moves, as moving as  many to dance.Bogle features on the video clip Weh Di Time, with Delly Ranks and Voicemail. Tragically Bogle was killed. Continue reading

5/27/24 O&A NYC DIVO ALERT!: Chris Brown’s cancelled Micheal Jackson Tribute AMA 2022


On November 21, 2022 Chris Brown shared a video clip on Instagram of a rehearsal for a tribute performance he had originally prepared for the American Music Awards in honor of the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1982). Continue reading

5/23/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Ain’t Nobody is by Funk band Rufus and R&B artist Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros., as one of four studio tracks included on their live album, Stompin’ At The Savoy. Continue reading

5/20/24 O&A Hollywood Monday: Grace Jones in Vamp

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Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

5/17/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson – Alright

Alright is by R&B artist from her fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Written by Janet  Jackson and Jimmy Jam also Terry Lewis, he song was released on March 4, 1990, by A&M Records as the fourth single from Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Continue reading

5/6/24 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: A Ballerina’s Tale

Ballerina Misty Copeland made history becoming the first African-American Woman to earn the position of Principal Dancer with the world renowned American Ballet Theater. Continue reading

4/30/24 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: The Martha Graham Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

The Martha Graham Dance Company presented their 98th season April 17 thru 20th at New York City Center. The season offered only four performances featuring works by Agnes DeMille, Martha Graham, Jamar Roberts and Hofesh Shechter. The Thursday night program featured two Graham masterworks Rite of Spring (1984) and her icon Appalachian Spring (1944) and We The People, a new work by Roberts. The audience was treated to a season of live music (a former dance staple now a luxury) by the Mannes Orchestra and the Gabe Witcher Sextet. Continue reading

4/25/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aaliyah -Try Again

Aaliyah Dana Haughton  has been credited with helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop  earning her the nicknames the  Princess of R&B and Queen of Urban Pop. Continue reading

4/17/24 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Destin Conrad – It’s Only You

22 year old Destin Conrad is a sultry r&b singer hailing from Tampa, Florida. His latest album Submission 2 was released on January 19, 2024. It’s Only You is his latest video release. Continue reading