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Andra Day rises up to music stardom

Andra Day rises up to music stardom

How dizzying have the last six months been for fast-rising singer and songwriter Andra Day, who delivered a standout performance during the 2016 Grammy Awards telecast last week?

"There's been a lot to process and absorb!" said the 2003 San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts graduate, who performs a homecoming concert Tuesday at Observatory North Park.

Indeed, many music-biz veterans would be envious about the events that followed the Aug. 28 release of her 2015 Warner Bros. debut album, the vintage-soul-, jazz-, blues-, doo-wop- and gospel-fueled "Cheers to the Fall."

In August and September, the smoky-voiced Day did her first national...