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

6/4/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Come Back, Barack (2017) – SNL

Come Back, Barack reliving the 90’s R&B Boy Band, starring De-Von-Tré featuring Chance the Rapper, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd. The video wishes President Barack Obama would come back. [Season 43, 2017]
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9/1/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

Randy Rainbow brings us another song parody with this Sunday morning tribute to Donald Trump- The Chosen One with his rendition of Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar.

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7/14/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sammy Davis Jr – Mr. Bojangles (Live in Germany 1985)

Mr. Bojangles, is a song written and originally recorded by American country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker for his 1968 album of the same title.  The song, however, is most widely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. who made the song part of his stage shows and live television performances for nearly two decades. Continue reading

7/5/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Infra – Final Duet (The Royal Ballet)

Principal dancers Edward Watson and Marianela Nuñez dance the final pas de deux in Wayne McGregor’s abstract ballet Infra, a moving exploration of emotion, set to Max Richter’s melancholic and beautiful score. Continue reading

7/4/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Whitney Houston – Star Spangled Banner (Live ‘Welcome Home Heroes’ 91)

Superstar Whitney Houston sings the USA National Anthem live at her special televised concert “Welcome Home Heroes With Whitney Houston” (1991).
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2/19/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH- DANCE: Michael Jackson- Billie Jean (Outstanding Live Performance)


The King of Pop Michael Jackson is in great form in this live concert version of his classic Billie Jean. Continue reading

2/8/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Arthur Mitchell’s Barrier Breaking Creole Giselle

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Arthur Mitchell’s Creole Giselle performed by the Dance Theatre Of Harlem (DTH), and set the traditional story of Giselle in 1841 Louisiana broke barriers with this all African American adaptation.  Continue reading

1/5/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Roberto Bolle And Alexander Ryabko – Opus 100 (Danza con me)

Roberto Bolle and Alexander Ryabko perform Opus 100 one of two poignant ballets set to the music of Simon and Garfunkel.  Continue reading

8/17/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Canion Shijirbat- Dance and Animation

Canion Shijirbat, from Mongolia, mixes dance, visuals and sound to create amazing art! Continue reading