9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading

9/22/19 O&A NYC DANCE- REVIEW: Legacy- Creative Outlet and Deeply Rooted at BAM Fisher

By Walter Rutledge

Legacy, a shared concert between Brooklyn based Jamel Gaine’s Creative Outlet and Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, presented a well curated evening of dance theatre works at BAM Fisher on Friday and Saturday September 13 and 14, 2019. Founding directors Jamel Gaines and Deeply Rooted’s Kevin Jeff (both Queens natives and Bernice Johnson Dance School alums) presented a concert of shared dance philosophies. The evening had a kindred aesthetic; presenting seven works spanning thirty-five years. Continue reading

8/3/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: A Black Lady Sketch Show- On My Own

Everytime I get dumped, here comes Patti LaBelle! A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. Continue reading

3/14/19 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH THROWBACK THURSDAY: LaBelle- Lady Marmalade

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Lady Marmalade, written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, is famous for its sexually suggestive chorus of “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”, which translates into English as “Do you want to sleep with me (tonight)?”  Continue reading

8/9/18 THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patti Labelle – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Live in NY)

Patti Labelle performs her signature rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow live during a 2008 New York City Concert. Continue reading

12/25/17 O&A NYC MUSIC- DIVA ALERT- SONG OF THE DAY: Patti Labelle – Oh Holy Night


The one and only Patti Labelle sings Oh Holy Night.  Continue reading

12/23/17/ O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams

Christmas Under The Stars celebrates the music of Christmas with Gladys Knight and friends. Join Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Patti LaBelle and Yolanda Adams in this unique holiday edition of Christmas under the Stars. Continue reading

5/11/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Gladys Knight – Free Again / I Will Survive ( From Sister In The Name Of Love)

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Free Again / I Will Survive one of the highlight of the 1986 made for television concert Sisters In The Name of Love starring Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight. Continue reading

3/15/17 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH- SONG OF THE DAY: Labelle- You Turn Me On (Live)

Labelle performs You Turn Me On from the Cher Show (1974). Continue reading