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

12/11/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Mickey Mouse x Swatch by Damien Hirst

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

The largest watch maker in the world teams up with Walt Disney’s most historic creation 90th anniversary  “Mickey Mouse”and then ask Damien Hirst to create this collaborative timepiece. 
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4/6/18 (REPOST) O&A NYC LIFESTYLE/DANCE: Geoffrey Holder A True Renaissance Man


Congratulation to Dance Theatre Of Harlem, Carmen de Lavallade and Leo Holder, Dougla was “simply marvelous”. This video honors Geoffrey Holder- a true renaissance man. It also includes rare footage and interviews with wife Carmen de Lavallade and son Leo Holder.  Continue reading

2/12/18 O&A NYC ART: The National Portrait Gallery Unveils Barack And Michelle Obama Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. The paintings were being unveiled Monday February 12, 2018 (the official holiday of Abraham Lincoln) at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits. Continue reading

5/14/17 O&A NYC ART: Peter McMath- Art Meets Fashion For Mother’s Day At Bloomingdales

Artist Peter McMath’s fascination with nature and color has become a major fashion element for the Mother’s Day celebration at Bloomingdales. The windows on 59th Street abound with McMath’s art, paper sculptures and accessories. A collaboration with the Central Park Conservancy, Bloomingdales and the artist the Mother’s Day visuals will remain until May 25th.  Continue reading

2/20/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Geoffrey Holder- A True Renaissance Man (REPOST)


Geoffrey Holder- a true renaissance man. Includes rare footage and interviews with wife Carmen de Lavallade and son Leo Holder.  Continue reading