What to Watch: 02/27/2016

It’s the night before the Oscars, and awards shows dominate our thoughts. Luckily, there are plenty of live performances to keep us distracted til then.

JASON’S PICK:
In Performance at the White House: Ray Charles [PBS, 8p]
Stars ranging from Demi Lovato to Sam & Dave’s Sam Moore fete the late great, with Barack Obama singing along on “What’d I Say.”

NAVANI’S PICK:
Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards [OWN, 10p]
Honoring outstanding black women behind and in front of the camera. This year’s honorees include Tracee Ellis-Ross, Debbie Allen and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
American Masters [PBS, 9p]
Celebrate the life and career of Fats Domino, whose first R&B chart topper in 1950, “The Fat Man,” is also considered one of the first rock ‘n’ roll songs. A rock music pioneer, and fourth grade-drop out, Fats Domino has 59 R&B and 63 pop hits, include “Ain’t That A Shame” and “Blueberry Hill.”

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