2/14/17 O&A NYC WHAT THE FUNK- VALENTINE’S DAY: Ebony Eyes- Rick James featuring Smokey Robinson

Ebony Eyes by super freak Rick James and Motown balladeer Smokey Robinson for the Gordy (Motown) label. The song was first featured on James’ album Cold Blooded. Continue reading

2/10/17 O&A NYC FOOD: VALENTINE DAY- ROMANCING WITH BACON: Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon

Creamy Garlic Scallop Spaghetti with Bacon is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day or at any time of the year you want to pamper your sweetheart.  Ready in well under 30 minutes, this quick & easy meal that’s sure to impress while keep your focus on your guest(s). Continue reading

3/4/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Air Jordan 12 “Valentine Day” Releases Saturday March 5

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

10455575_964124063643236_4235740230408575371_nIt seems like Nike want us to celebrate Valentine’s Day in March. The festive Cupid-referencing Air Jordan 12 Grade School pair will finally be released  March 5th.

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The new release will be an exclusive for the ladies thanks to the combination of Dynamic Pink-mudguard a pristine tumbled white based leather while a Dynamic Pink-mudguard does most of the heavy lifting on this pair.

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The usual heart-basketball logo found on past Valentine’s Day releases is absent with this pair unfortunately, but the vibrant pink shade definitely makes up for it. So my female sneaker heads be extra nice today… this is a great post V-Day gift. 

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2/15/16 O&A NYC FEELING THE VALENTINE’S DAY AFTERGLOW: What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life Chris Botti/Sting

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What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?, with lyrics written by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman and original music written by Michel Legrand for the 1969 film The Happy Ending, and performed by Michael Dees was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Legrand won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for a version performed by Sarah Vaughan. More than thirty years later, Billy Childs, Gil Goldstein, and Heitor Pereira won the 2006 Grammy Award for the same category for a version performed by Chris Botti and Sting. Continue reading

2/9/16 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S SONG OF THE DAY: Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again Live

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With You I’m Born Again, a 1979 duet performed by Motown recording artists Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright, is a single from the soundtrack of the motion picture, Fast Break. The song was credited as With You I’m Born Again, Billy Preston and Syreeta and written by Carol Connors and David Shire. The single became an international hit for the duo.  Continue reading