3/23/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Kaori Kobayashi – Nothing Gonna Change My Love for You

Kobayashi was born on October 20, 1981 in the Kanagawa Prefecture. Her father was a photographer and her mother, a piano teacher. Beginning at a very young age, Kobayashi learned to play the piano. When she was 13 years old she joined a brass band and started to play the flute.  Continue reading

3/19/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: DTH On Demand Presents: Firebird- (Last Day to Watch it !)



Dance Theatre of Harlem’s iconic Firebird places the Russian folk tale about a magical bird that triumphs over evil in an exotic Caribbean setting. John Taras’ choreography to Stravinsky’s familiar score was further enlivened by sets and costumes by Geoffrey Holder. The 1982 DTH production was a tremendous worldwide success.

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3/15/21 O&A NYC GRAMMY SPECIAL SONG OF THE DAY: Dua Lipa ft. DaBaby – Levitating/Don’t Start Now (Live at the GRAMMYs 2021)

DaBaby – Levitating/Don’t Start Now (Live at the GRAMMYs 2021)

3/11/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Toni Braxton – Just Be A Man About It

Toni Michele Braxton born October 7, 1967, R&B artist, songwriter, pianist, actress, and television personality. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide as of 2020, including 41 million albums, and is one of the highest-selling female R&B artists in history.  Continue reading

3/10/21 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: Lil Kim ft. Sisqo – How Many Licks?

How Many Licks? is by Lil Kim featuring vocals by Sisqó from her second studio album, The Notorious  K.I.M. It was released as the record’s second single in 2000. Mario Winans and Sean Combs produced How Many Licks? and wrote it with Lil Kim and Sisqó.

Lil Kim ft. Sisqo – How Many Licks?

3/9/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Marian Anderson Lincoln Memorial Concert- Voice of Freedom American Experience PBS

Marian Anderson stepped up to a microphone placed on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and stared out at a crowd of more than 75,000 people. She had been barred from performing at Constitutional Hall, but thanks to clever advocacy by Walter White of the NAACP and the aid of high-powered allies like Eleanor Roosevelt, the concert was now set to make history. Continue reading

3/30/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Moms Mabley – Don’t Sit on my Bed (1948)

Moms Mabley performs Don’t Sit On My Bed form the 1948 all-Black cast film Killer Diller. Continue reading

3/28/20 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Terrible Awful- The Help

Minny tells of the “Terrible Awful” and the secret ingredient in her special revenge chocolate pie.  Continue reading

3/26/20 O&A NYC DIVA ALERT! THROWBACK THURSDAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Tina Turner- What Love Got To Do With It- 1985 Grammy Awards Show

 
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020112-grammy-performances-10-400Tina Turner taught the world how to walk in high heel shoes. At the 1985 Grammy Awards telecast Turner performed What’s Love Got To Do With It and made one of the biggest comeback in music history.   Continue reading