Awkwafina, who was honored at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime on Friday, talked about how music can change children’s lives, and the impact it had on her own.
Awkwafina was being honored for her work with Building Beats, which provides equipment, workshops and mentoring for minority and low-income youth who want to go into music production but don’t have the resources.
“After my YouTube video, ‘My Vag,’ went viral, I then proceeded to record, produce, mix and master an album sitting on my bed,” she said. “If it wasn’t for my intense love affair with music, I would not be here today.”
Mariah Carey spoke about career sexism, racism and motherhood at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime. “I was 18 years old when I got my first record deal,” she said. “A lot of very powerful men controlled my career — what I wore, who I worked with, and every aspect of my overall [...]
Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan talked about the impact of visiting a children’s cancer center in Atlanta on Friday at Variety‘s Power of Women event presented by Lifetime. The singer was recognized for her philanthropic work with Little Kids Rock, a national organization providing music material for public schools. She went on to acknowledge Disney-ABC executive [...]
Disney-ABC executive Dana Walden expressed the significance of women in leadership roles and her commitment to helping fund cancer research in her speech at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime. “It’s impossible to overstate the importance to young women how important it is to see female leaders,” Walden said.
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Brad Pitt returned to the big screen this year with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Ad Astra,” while Adam Sandler took a dramatic turn in Ben and Joshua Safdie’s “Uncut Gems.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, Pitt talked about going to Tarantino’s house to read the one copy […]