7/12/24 O&A NYC HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAH RICHARDS: As Summers Die (1986) Starring Ron O’Neal, Beah Richards, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bette Davis

As Summers Die a 1986 film starring Ron O’Neal, Beah Richards, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Bette Davis. The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus ( Beah Richards). It had been given to her by her one-time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern patriarch. Continue reading

5/20/24 O&A NYC HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm

Slave To The Rhythm is by R&B artist, model and actress Grace Jones. It was released in October 1985 from Jones’ seventh album, Slave To The Rhythm (1985), on which it is titled Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones Continue reading

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


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 SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson ft J Cole – No Sleeep

No Sleeep is by Janet Jackson for her eleventh studio album Unbreakable. Co-written and produced by Jackson and her long-time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis,it is the first record to be released under Jackson’s independent label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management. Continue reading