6/14/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Ghetto Kids – Afro Dance Freestyle at Home [ Dance Video]

 

Ghetto Kids are a Ugandan dance group made up of young people raised in the slums of Uganda. Despite coming from a poor background, the kids have made an impact on the world stage with their unique style of dance and creativity. Continue reading

5/27/24 O&A NYC DIVO ALERT!: Chris Brown’s cancelled Micheal Jackson Tribute AMA 2022


On November 21, 2022 Chris Brown shared a video clip on Instagram of a rehearsal for a tribute performance he had originally prepared for the American Music Awards in honor of the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1982). Continue reading

5/23/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody

Ain’t Nobody is by Funk band Rufus and R&B artist Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros., as one of four studio tracks included on their live album, Stompin’ At The Savoy. Continue reading

5/20/24 O&A Hollywood Monday: Grace Jones in Vamp

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Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

5/17/24 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY SPECIAL: Janet Jackson – Alright

Alright is by R&B artist from her fourth studio album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Written by Janet  Jackson and Jimmy Jam also Terry Lewis, he song was released on March 4, 1990, by A&M Records as the fourth single from Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Continue reading

4/25/24 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aaliyah -Try Again

Aaliyah Dana Haughton  has been credited with helping to redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop  earning her the nicknames the  Princess of R&B and Queen of Urban Pop. Continue reading

4/17/24 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Destin Conrad – It’s Only You

22 year old Destin Conrad is a sultry r&b singer hailing from Tampa, Florida. His latest album Submission 2 was released on January 19, 2024. It’s Only You is his latest video release. Continue reading

4/14/24 O&A NYC GOSPEL MIME/DANCE: I’m Gonna Be Ready- Wendell Huckaby

Wendell Huckaby is a man after God’s own heart. He has been ministering in mime over 20 years. His passion for ministry through the art of mime, praise dance, and gospel hip hop as an avenue to reach God’s people is very evident in the way he ministers.   Continue reading

4/13/24 O&A NYC DANCE REVIEW: Ailey II

By Walter Rutledge

Ailey II began their six-day, eight performance New York City season Tuesday, April 9th at the Joyce Theater. This season marked the fiftieth anniversary of the company, which has left an indelible mark on the Ailey organization and the dance world at large. The company is a dance finishing school, touring boot camp, and a choreographer’s laboratory for emerging dance makers and established choreographers. Continue reading

4/8/24 O&A NYC DANCE: Conversation With Spencer Everett- Ailey II

By Walter Rutledge

 

Ailey II perfromer Spencer Everett is already a dance gypsy on a mission. The Stratford, Ontario, Canada native moved to New York City to pursue his dream of becoming an artist; but in Everett’s case that takes on a broader meaning than just dance. The dual major graduate completed the Ailey/Fordham BFA program with an honorable mention in dance and departmental honors in visual arts. Continue reading