Lee Daniels, star Andra Day and cast talk about acclaimed new drama "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" — and point out double standard of how she was investigated for drug use while white peers like Judy Garland were not.
Lee Daniels' "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" is the next enigma in this awards season and could prove to be one of the more divisive entries. Daniels, who became the second Black filmmaker to be nominated for best director for 2009's "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," (the first was John Singleton […]
Neo-soul sensation Andra Day is having quite a year. Her full-length debut Cheers to the Fall and anthemic single “Rise Up” were nominated at the 2016 Grammy Awards (where she dueted with Ellie Goulding); she stunningly performed at last week’s Democratic National Convention; and in late 2015 she sang at the White House and starred in a commercial with her friend, mentor, and admirer, Stevie Wonder.
After a discordant opening, the 2016 Democratic National Convention eased into solidarity behind Hillary Clinton on July 26. The convention’s second evening at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center saw Clinton formally nominated as the Democratic Presidential nominee, alongside powerful performances fromAlicia Keys and Andra Day, and speeches from Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Banks, Lena Dunham and others.
It was a flashback to the early '90s on ABC’s summer series, "Greatest Hits," as some of that decade’s biggest stars took the stage for a great night of music.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson was the guest judge on 'America’s Got Talent' Wednesday night, which was very exciting for all the young girls who performed.
When rising “Rise Up” chanteuse Andra Day performed Friday on the kickoff day of this year’s Sasquatch! Music festival – held at the gorgeous Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington – she suffered a wardrobe malfunction that could have sabotaged a less unflappable performer.
R&B/Soul sensation Andra Day talks with Margaret Cho about creating her sound, her musical influences & stealing napkins from the White House.