4/21/20 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Earth Song by the King of Pop Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory, Past, Present and Future, Book I. It was released on November 27, 1995 as the third single from the album.
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4/8/20 O&A NYC MAGAZINE: Remembering Louis Johnson

By Walter Rutledge

Louis Johnson’s passing marks the end of an era in Black dance. Johnson was the last of the of his generation of 20th century American choreographers of African descent and International renowned. His contemporaries, Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty, Geoffrey Holder, Donald McKayle, and Arthur Mitchell, all forged through the restrictive Jim Crow era of hatred and segregation; that unfortunately included the arts- and dance. Continue reading

3/20/20 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace (1980)

diana-ross-standing-room-only-1Diana Ross- Standing Room Only Live At Ceasar’s Palace, the HBO special, first aired in early 1980 as part of the network’s Standing Room Only series. Continue reading

2/29/20 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Michael Jackson- Live At The Madison Square Garden (2001 Full Show)

The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration was a 2001 concert show by Michael Jackson.  It was staged in Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 7 and 10, 2001. Continue reading

11/23/20 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY- DIVA ALERT!: Diana Ross – Muscles

Muscles (1982)  written and produced by Michael Jackson, and performed by Diana Ross.  Continue reading

9/12/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jackson 5 Medley And Billie Jean At Motown 25 + (Complete & Restored)


The Jackson 5 performed a memorable medley of their hits at the legendary Motown 25 telecast. It was also the break out moment for Michael Jackson‘s solo career. Continue reading

9/5/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jackie Wilson Baby Workout on Shindig 1965


Jackie Wilson was called Mr. Excitement for good reason. With dazzling stage moves and a soaring voice that handled soul, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n roll, standards and more with power, passion & panache, it’s no surprise that generations of artists like Elvis Presley, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Usher and Bruno Mars have cited him as a huge influence. Continue reading

8/29/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

Michael Joseph Jackson was a Pop artist, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the King of Pop, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Happy Birthday! Continue reading

7/11/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: 3T And Michael Jackson- Why

Why by 3T was written by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and produced by Michael Jackson. This single comes from the album Brotherhood and it was released in 1996. Continue reading

6/26/19 (REPOST) O&A NYC DANCE: Michael Jackson- Billie Jean (Outstanding Live Performance)

The King of Pop Michael Jackson is in great form in this live concert version of his classic Billie Jean. Continue reading