3/24/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Toni Braxton – Love Shoulda Brought You Home

Love Shoulda Brought You Home is the debut solo single by Toni Braxton. It was written by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds, Daryl Simmons and Bo Watson. The solo track was produced by Edmonds and Simmons along with L.A Reid. Lyrically the slow groove R&B song is saga of betrayal and infidelity that depicts a heartbroken Braxton. Continue reading

3/21/22 O&A NYC DANCE: Francesca Harper Sets New Direction For Ailey II

By Walter Rutledge

The Ailey II season begins March 23 and run thru April 3 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater 405 west 55th Street at the corner of Ninth Avenue This is not only the company’s return to the theater since the pandemic, but also the debut season for the company’s new Artistic Director Francesca Harper. During the two-week season the company will offer 10 performances and present works by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) Artistic Director Robert Battle, internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe, AAADT principal dancer Yannick Lebrun, Andrea Miller, and Harper. Continue reading

3/20/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Sarah Vaughan – live Sweden ’58, Holland ’58, & Sweden ’64


The Divine One, Sarah Vaughan, winner of four Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Critic Scott Yanow wrote that she had “one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century. 
Continue reading

3/18/22 O&A NYC FASHION SHOW: Schiaprelli | Haute Couture | Spring – Summer 2022

 

Elsa Schiaprelli loved by stars like Zendaya, Cardi B and Julia Fox is one of the few labels to kick off the season, with a space film-inspired collection by creative director Daniel Roseberry.The designer tells VOGUE that he’s been watching sci-fi titles like Dune, Interstellar and Arrival as a way to escape from the reality of the pandemic. Continue reading

2/9/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Saweetie ft. H.E.R – Closer

Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper known professionally as Saweetie is a Hip Hop artist. After the release of her debut single Icy Girl in 2018, she was signed to her then manager Max Gousse’s record label Artistry Worldwide, a subsidiary of Warner Records.
Continue reading

3/5/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Shenseea – Deserve It (Jimmy Kimmel Live 2022)

Dancehall’s princess Shenseea performs Deserve It on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2022. Shenyeng is in full promo mode ahead of her upcoming album titled Alpha which will be released on March 11.  Continue reading

3/4/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FEMALE BATTLE RAP: O’fficial vs. Casey Jay | Chrome 23 Presents: Queens Get The Money

O’fficial representing The Big Easy New Orleans, Louisiana. O’fficial has become known for her aggressive, animated and sometimes confrontational style at Queens Get The Money she clashed with fellow member of the Bardashians crew Casey Jay! Casey Jay represents San Antonio, Texas! She’s has been touted as the Face of Female Battle Rap by none other than URL boss Smack. Continue reading

3/1/22 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Halle Berry Wins Best Actress: 74th Oscars (2002)

“I wanted to believe it was so much bigger than me,” said actress Halle Berry of becoming the first (and still the only) Black performer to win a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball at the 2002 74th Academy Awards. Continue reading

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.

Continue reading