9/23/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Normani Davis – Motivation

Motivation by R&B artist Normani Davis, released on August 16, 2019. The song was written by Ariana Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Normani Davis, Savan Kotecha and produced by Salmanzadeh. The music video was released the same day. Continue reading

6/16/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: June 17 through June 23, 2019

Summer is finally here! Yes Friday June 21 is the summer solstice; the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. Its New York Dance Week Festival so people are shaking up the entire five boroughs. And films honoring ballet and opera icons share greatest and on Broadway we learn about the Secret Life of Bees. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

3/9/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Yanis Marshall- Spice Girls

Yanis Marshall, a Britain’s Got Talent 2014 finalist, is currently touring the world teaching and performing in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, England, Spain, France, and the United States.  Continue reading

11/26/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me

Santa Tell Me is by pop artist Ariana Grande. The song was written by  ArianaGrande, Iya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha. The song was released worldwide on November 24, 2014 and was included in the Japanese exclusive reissue of Grande’s EP Christmas Kisses.  Continue reading

5/25/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

No Tears Left To Cry is by pop artist Ariana Grande from her upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetner.Written by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya it was released by Republic Records as the album’s lead single on April 20, 2018 alongside its music video.  Continue reading

6/6/17 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Ariana Grande- Somewhere Over the Rainbow at One Love Manchester

In an especially moving performance, Grande closed the evening with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, from the MGM movie classic Wizard of Oz. The song holds a special place in her heart, because it was a favorite of her grandfather. It was also one she used to sing to him before he passed away. Continue reading

1/2/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Stevie Wonder – Faith ft. Ariana Grande

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Faith is a song by singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder, featuring American singer Ariana Grande. It serves as the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2016 musical-animated film Sing. The song was written by Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco and Francis Farewell Starlite. Continue reading

12/4/16 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me


Santa Tell Me by  Ariana Grande was written by Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha. Musically, the song is a Christmas song with influences of R&B and soul. Continue reading

6/7/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez SONG OF THE DAY: Ariana Grande- Into You

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.


Into You is a song recorded by Ariana Grande, serving as the second single from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). It was written by Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, and Ilya Salmanzadeh with Martin and Salmanzadeh serving as producers. The music video was released on May 24, 2016. 

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9/21/14 O&A Gospel Sunday: Amazing Grace- Aretha Franklin from the Women of Soul White House Performance


mezzanine_144Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House is a PBS music special taped in the East Room of the White House, celebrating the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The all-star concert will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director.  The program finale was Aretha Franklin performing Amazing Grace. One of the song Franklin has performed throughout her “amazing” career.  Continue reading