4/29/22 O&A NYC MAGAZINE SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Fikshun Vs King Havoc-BattleFest TV Series (Ep4)

Battle Fest started in the basements in the heart of Bedstuy and Flatbush Brooklyn. Like most of underground Black culture the Hip Hop Dance artform has exploded worldwide.  Continue reading

4/29/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL: Burna Boy Highlight Performance at Madison Square 2022

Grammy-winning Afrobeats artist, Burna Boy is on the verge of making history with the announcement of his one night only show at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden
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4/18/22 (Repost) O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Shakespeare’s King Lear. James Earl Jones, NYC Shakespeare Festival, 1974

Reposted by popular demand O&A NYC Magazine present an extraordinary live performance of William Shakespeare’s King Lear with the one and only James Earl Jones in the title role. Filmed in 1974 before a live audience in Central Park for the New York Shakespeare Festival the production featured  Jones, Paul Sorvino and Raul Julia. Continue reading

3/31/22 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: Airs- Paul Taylor Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

I had planned to do a season review of the Paul Taylor Dance Company following the final performance tonight. Then last night I saw Airs! First, the company’s dancing during the entire season has been impressive to say the least. The eighteen-member ensemble is comprised of fourteen relatively new members. Due to the pandemic for many of the dancers this season is their New York City Center debut. Continue reading

3/5/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Shenseea – Deserve It (Jimmy Kimmel Live 2022)

Dancehall’s princess Shenseea performs Deserve It on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2022. Shenyeng is in full promo mode ahead of her upcoming album titled Alpha which will be released on March 11.  Continue reading

2/12/22 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Aretha Franklin – Live In Montreaux [Full concert]

Aretha Franklin live at the Casino de Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland, June 12th, 1971.  Continue reading

2/10/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5- I’ll Be There

I’ll Be There is the first single released on Third Album by The Jackson 5. It was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West, and Willie Hutch.
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1/9/22 O&A NYC WaleStylez DANCE PARTY: Storyboard At Sadler’s Wells-London

The one and only Storyboard P wows the audience at London’s Sadler Wells Theatre with a medley of Marvin Gaye classics  Continue reading

2/6/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Billie Holiday on Stars of Jazz (1956)


Billie Holiday featured on Stars of Jazz on August 13, 1956, a TV program hosted by Bobby Troup. Here, she sings in order Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone, Billie’s Blues, and My Man. Louis McKay, Lady’s husband, also makes his TV debut.

Billie Holiday on Stars of Jazz (1956)

2/6/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: CeCe Winans – Believe For It “Live”

The award-winning trailblazer delivers two new cuts on the upcoming album No Greater and the title track Believe For It which is now available worldwide. The single was penned by the collaborative efforts of Mitch Wong, Kyle Lee, Dwan Hill and CeCe Winans. Continue reading