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.

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.”

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.

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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