5/1/21 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Otis Redding (1966)

During the 1966 Stax/Volt European Tour Otis Redding was asked to host a very special episode of the teen dance show, Ready, Steady, Go! Continue reading

12/28/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: The Kwanzaa Song – NGUZO SABA The Seven Principles

“Brothers & Sisters we have been blessed with a new day. Smiled upon with another opportunity to better ourselves. To strengthen our Families and support our community. Recite if you will”. -Clinton Sockwell II. Continue reading

12/15/20 O&A NYC HOLIDAY DIVA ALERT: A Maya Angelou Christmas With Ashford & Simpson (2005)

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12/15/20 O&A NYC DANCE: Ailey- Celebrating Glenn Allen Sims & Linda Celeste Sims

Husband and wife Glenn Allen Sims and Linda Celeste Sims have danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for more than 20 years. Continue reading

11/27/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: The First Moonwalk- Bill Bailey At The Apollo Theatre (1955)

Bill Bailey, brother of singer Pearl Bailey, is frequently credited with inventing the moonwalk because of a tap dancing move called backslide; making this one of the first ever moonwalks on film Continue reading

11/17/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: Barack Obama: The 2020 60 Minutes Interview

The former president shares the advice he would give President Trump, his thoughts on the killing of George Floyd, and what’s behind the divisions in Washington and across the U.S.- Scott Pelley reports. Continue reading

11/13/11 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Betty Bowers Reports on Trump’s Election Reaction

Betty Bower, America’s Best Christain, reports on lame duck president Donald J. Trump’s reaction to the election results. Continue reading

11/3/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Urges People To Vote (KTLA News 1964)

Black and white footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering a speech in front of The Boys Market in Los Angeles. This was one of many stops King made in Los Angeles as he traveled around the country encouraging people to vote in the upcoming election. Continue reading

10/20/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Le Sacre du Printemps

Le Sacre du printemps was originally choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky for the  Ballets Russes . Commissioned by company impresario Serge Diaghilev and set to music by Igor Stravinsky, the ballet premiered 29 May 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris. Continue reading

10/13/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Diana Ross – Marvin Gaye Tribute At The 12th American Music Awards (1985)

American music superstar Diana Ross host a moving tribute to her  friend and fellow Motown legend Marvin Gaye at the 1985 12th American Music Awards. Continue reading