8/24/20 O&A NYC DANCE… AND MORE: Peace One Love- Bringing Brooklyn Together

By Walter Rutledge

Dance has always been a catalyst for change. In 1936 Martha Graham created her masterwork Chronicles as a weapon against the rising menace of fascism in Germany. In 1959 Donald McKayle’s Rainbow Round My Shoulder evoked the hopelessness and inequality of Black men on a southern prison chain gang. On Saturday August 29 Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn (also known as Creative Outlet or just C.O.) will also use the power of dance to heal a community with Peace One Love, an afternoon of the arts celebrating the spirit of the now internationally recognized Black Lives Matter movement.   Continue reading

8/10/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Lecrae ft. John Legend-Drown

Lecrae Devaughn Moore known as Lecrae, is a Christian Hip Hop artist, songwriter and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records. Continue reading

8/7/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: DMX, Method Man & Nas- The Light

DMX, Method Man and Nas perform The Light, a Joey Badass Remix 2020 the song was inspired by Verzuz Battle – Snoop Dogg vs. DMX on The Battle of The Dogs.
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8/3/20 O&A NYC LOCKDOWN LEARNING: YelloPain – My Vote Dont Count

YelloPain explains why you MUST VOTE and why local, city and state elections do matter. This video shows you how your vote makes a difference. So the next time a misinformed person says, “Obama did do enough for black people”. You can explain how government works and and who actually makes the laws.  Continue reading

6/27/20 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Teyana Taylor – Wake Up Love ft. Iman

Teyana Taylor just released a new video for Wake Up Love, in which she reveals some big news: she’s expecting baby number two with husband Iman Shumpert, who is also featured in the song. Wake Up Love marks the newest single off Taylor’s forthcoming third full-length, The Album. Continue reading

8/28/19 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Fedilia’s Dilemma- By Fedilia The Fiend

Fedilia is a drug addict who suffers from Schizophrenia due to high drug use, in this song she introduces herself to the world and explains why she always relapses. Continue reading

6/22/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Nicki Minaj- Megatron

Nicki Minaj frolics in a jungle setting complete with a green Lamborghini, cozies up to a paramour in intimate locales and get a twerk party started in her new video for her upbeat, island rhythms-vibed single “Megatron.” The song is her first solo music since she released her fourth studio album, Queen, last year. Continue reading

5/30/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: May 30th through June 3, 2019

The weather is warming as the days are getting longer this gives New Yorkers are time to be out and about. We have a tribute to an R&B legend at the legendary Apollo Theater, a first Saturday celebration in Brooklyn and seniors dancing in Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

5/6/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPEN THIS WEEK: May 6 through May 13, 2019

This week the arts are in full bloom! Art and dance abound from Harlem to Lincoln Center to Williamsburg; and DJ’s are spinning uptown, downtown and all around town. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading