11/27/22 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite- Quantum of the Seas Orchestra

unknown

On Christmas Eve, 2015, the Quantum of the Seas Orchestra performed the entire Duke Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
Continue reading

11/25/22 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations (1960),


Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelations (1960), one of the most recognizable modern dance works, remains a powerful testament to the human spirit. This cast includes Marilyn Banks, April Berry, Kevin Brown, Gary DeLoatch, Ralph Glenmore, Deborah Manning, Renee Robinson and Dudley Williams. 

Continue reading

  11/23/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Rudolph Nureyev at Muppet Show

This episode is referred to in Jim Henson: the Works as a “key moment in season two, and in the entire history of the Muppets.” News that Rudolf Nureyev — the world’s most famous ballet dancer — would be appearing on the show “generated unprecedented press coverage and audience curiosity.” By season three, the show would have no more trouble attracting guest stars Continue reading

10/29/22 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Classroom – Megan Thee Stallion- SNL

Things don’t go as expected for a substitute teacher (Ego Nwodim) when she takes over a class at a school in the city. Continue reading

10/27/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Thriller, Michael Jackson’s 1984 music video directed by John Landis and written by Landis and Jackson.   Continue reading

11/16/22 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: The Old Landmark Featuring James Brown From The Blues Brothers 

James Brown, The Godfather Of Soul, leads his flock through a spirited version of The Old Landmark( look for an angelic Chaka Khan is the choir).  Continue reading

10/13/22 HALLOWEEN THROWBACK THURSDAY: Torture- The Jacksons

Torture” is the second single released off the album Victory by the The Jacksons. Written by Jackie Jackson and fellow Motown veteran Kathy Wakefield,  the song is about someone ending a relationship and the torture you feel when you’re still in love with the other person. Continue reading

9/29/22 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Aretha Franklin Performs I Dreamed A Dream At Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala (1993)

On January 19, 1993  Aretha Franklin performed I Dreamed A Dream at the 42nd Presidential Inaugural Gala in honor of President Bill Clinton.   Continue reading

5/1/22 O&A NYC MAGAZINE THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Amber Ruffin- Week in Review – Sorry Donald Trump, Disinfectant Does Not Belong in Your Body

It has been a crazy week in America, from Vice President Kamala Harris testing positive for COVID to President Biden commuting the jail sentences of seventy-five people this week and giving three full pardons. Wow, and much more to unpack, let’s find out what happened! Continue reading

4/29/22 O&A NYC MAGAZINE SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Fikshun Vs King Havoc-BattleFest TV Series (Ep4)

Battle Fest started in the basements in the heart of Bedstuy and Flatbush Brooklyn. Like most of underground Black culture the Hip Hop Dance artform has exploded worldwide.  Continue reading