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

3/26/22 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Paul Taylor’s Esplanade (1975)

An esplanade is an outdoor place to walk; in 1975 Paul Taylor, inspired by the sight of a girl running to catch a bus, created a masterwork based on pedestrian movement. Continue reading

12/29/21 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez DANCE PARTY: Storyboard P- Chalk Walk

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.


Bessie Award winning performer and choreographer Storyboard P performs Chalk Walk; his interpretation of a cocaine binge. Continue reading

11/14/21 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Miles Davis Quintet, Teatro dell’Arte, Milan, Italy, October 11th, 1964 (Colorized)

Trumpet- Miles Davis, Bass- Ron Carter, Piano- Herbie Hancock, Saxophones- Wayne Shorter, Drums- Tony Williams. Continue reading

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

1/18/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jennifer Hudson Performs Someday We’ll All be Free at the Obama White House

In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement is a concert hosted by President and Mrs. Obama featuring songs from the Civil Rights Movement as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings with participants including Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and more. Continue reading

12/23/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Tracy Morgan “Call Simone” (parody on Erykah Badu’s Call Tyrone)

Comedian Tracy Morgan in his 2010 Comedy Central Special where he shares a parody of Erykah Badu‘s song Call Tyrone. Continue reading

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

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11/13/20 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: CARMEN and GEOFFREY

CARMEN and GEOFFREY, an intimate documentary, which was awarded Best Film at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival 2009, follows the astonishing five-decade marriage and careers of two legends of the stage: Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder

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6/16/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Maya Angelou- We Wear The Mask

Back in 1988, Maya Angelou described to a predominantly white crowd in Salado, Texas, how a maid’s smile inspired one of her most enduring poems. She says she wrote it to honor a maid she once watched ride the bus in New York City. Continue reading