1/9/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Michael Jackson – You Rock My World

The short film to You Rock My World, the Top 10 hit single from Michael Jackson‘s Invincible, features guest appearances from Chris Tucker, Michael Madsen and Marlon Brando, in one of his final film appearances.
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2/2/22 O&A NYC BLACK HISTORY MONTH SONG OF THE DAY: Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us (Brazil Version)

They Don’t Care About Us is the fifth single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I and was released in April 16,1996.It is a protest song and remains one of the most controversial pieces Michael Jackson ever composed. Continue reading

1/13/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson’s Earth Song

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Earth Song is the third single from Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The ballad incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long-standing history of releasing socially conscious material such as We Are the World, Man in the Mirror and Heal the World. However, Earth Song was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare.   Continue reading

6/3/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Jackson 5 – Dancing Machine

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4/24/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- BLACK LIVE MATTER: Michael Jackson- Loving Neverland

When you watch this documentary you see the systematic and deliberate racist destruction of Michael Jackson. Very insightful!  Continue reading

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

(Repost) 3/25/21 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: 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