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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11/25/22 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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  11/23/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Rudolph Nureyev at Muppet Show

This episode is referred to in Jim Henson: the Works as a “key moment in season two, and in the entire history of the Muppets.” News that Rudolf Nureyev — the world’s most famous ballet dancer — would be appearing on the show “generated unprecedented press coverage and audience curiosity.” By season three, the show would have no more trouble attracting guest stars Continue reading

10/29/22 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Classroom – Megan Thee Stallion- SNL

Things don’t go as expected for a substitute teacher (Ego Nwodim) when she takes over a class at a school in the city. Continue reading

10/27/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Thriller, Michael Jackson’s 1984 music video directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson.   Continue reading

11/16/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Old Landmark Featuring James Brown From The Blues Brothers 

James Brown, The Godfather Of Soul, leads his flock through a spirited version of The Old Landmark( look for an angelic Chaka Khan is the choir).  Continue reading

10/13/22 HALLOWEEN THROWBACK THURSDAY: Torture- The Jacksons

Torture” is the second single released off the album Victory by the The Jacksons. Written by Jackie Jackson and fellow Motown veteran Kathy Wakefield,  the song is about someone ending a relationship and the torture you feel when you’re still in love with the other person. Continue reading

10/5/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Dennis Rodman Reveals How He Broke His Penis

wildin out wednesday579a47a412a112c25dd0ebdd-1470331471007Dennis Rodman details how he has broken his penis on three separate occasions. The two time winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award’s penis has apparently spent a lot of time on the disabled list. The NBA star-turned-national curiosity recently sat down — carefully, no doubt- and recounts the painful incidences. Continue reading

10/4/22 O&AA NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Mitch McConnell and Herschel Walker on 2022 Midterms – SNL

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson) and Herschel Walker (Kenan Thompson) stop by Weekend Update to discuss the 2022 midterms. Continue reading

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