10/3/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Tina Turner – The Girl From Nutbush (1992)

Turner is noted for her energetic stage presence, powerful vocals, career longevity, and trademark legs.One of the best-selling recording artists of all time, she has been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Continue reading

8/13/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Prince and Beyoncé perform Prince Medley (2004 Grammy Awards)

Beyoncé had a very good Feb. 8, 2004. She won five out of the six Grammy awards for which she’d been nominated, including Best R&B Song with “Crazy In Love” — and she spent five spirited minutes performing with Prince.
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5/13/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 13- 20, 2019

Its mid- May great walking weather. The dark heavy jackets have been replaced by light sweaters and floral prints as New Yorkers stroll down bustling streets in the world’s cultural Mecca. Art and dance are everywhere from Midtown to Brooklyn; we have Latin jazz in Harlem and Shakespeare and the Temptations are both on Broadway. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

9/17/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Gorillaz – Tranz

Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band primarily consists of four animated members: 2-D,Murdoc Niccals replaced by Ace D. Copular while incarcerated with Noodle and Russel Hobbs . Continue reading

2/2/18 O&A NYC SONG OF DAY: Mr Hudson featuring Vic Mensa – Coldplay

After debuting Coldplay on Beats 1 in December, Mr.Hudson returns with the jazzy tune’s harrowing video featuring Vic Mensa February 1,2018. The G.O.O.D. Music artist’s relationship with the Chi-town native dates back to 2013.  Continue reading

8/16/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Sting and Branford Marsalis – Consider me Gone

 

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner  born October 2, 1951 better known as Sting is an English musician, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the New Wave Rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career. Continue reading

1/22/17 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Prince / Miles Davis Concert 12-31-87


Prince and Miles Davis perform on New Years Eve 1987 at Paisley Park.  Continue reading

11/22/16 O&A NYC REVIEW: Black Violin Breaking Stereotypes In Brooklyn

By Walter Rutledge

Black Violin perform at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington

Black Violin, the classically trained duo violist and violinist duo of Wilner Baptiste (Wil B.) and Kevin Sylvester (Kev Marcus), opened the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College 2016- 2017 season with classic style. Accompanied by DJ SPS on turntables and Nathaniel Strokes on drums Black Violins performed a varied program to a packed diverse audience. Billed as Black Violin: The Unity Tour Wil B. and Kev Marcus have taken their classical background combined with their love of hip-hop and created a truly signature multi genre sound they refer to as “classical boom”. Continue reading

10/30/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez HALLOWEEN SONG OF THE DAY: Evanescence- Going Under

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Going Under, a song by American rock band Evanescence released on September 9, 2003, as the second single from their debut album Fallen. Continue reading

10/13/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Evanescence – Bring Me To Life

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Bring Me to Life, a song by rock band Evanescence was written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges and produced by Dave Fortman. It also features guest vocals from Paul McCoy of the band 12 Stones. Continue reading