This year, among the many guests and surprises the actress and humanitarian has lined up is a special live tribute/honor to the legendary Dionne Warwick.
A longtime supporter of HIV/AIDS research and support, Ms. Warwick famously teamed up in 1985 with composer Burt Bacharach and longtime friends Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder to record the landmark song “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a number one hit record around the world and the first recording dedicated to raising awareness and major funds (over $3 Million) for the AIDS cause in support of AMFAR, which Warwick continues to support.
It is for her unsung lifetime of AIDS awareness, support, and devotion to the cause that Sheryl Lee Ralph and The DIVA Foundation 501©3 have chosen to honor her at this year’s event, that’s what friends are for!
EURweb’s head man, Lee Bailey, sat down with the gorgeous, effervescent, vivacious and oh so passionate Sheryl Lee Ralph who broke down why she puts her heart and soul into the show and who’s on the line up for this year’s event:
Created and produced by Sheryl Lee Ralph, “DIVAS Simply Singing!” is the longest consecutive running musical HIV/AIDS benefit in the country. “DIVAS Simply Singing!” is produced in conjunction with The DIVA Foundation to raise money to support HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and testing programs using the arts. D.I.V.A.S.(acronym for Divinely Inspired, Victoriously Aware) singers from all walks of the entertainment industry unite in song and entertainment to fight HIV/AIDS one song at a time.
The 24th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! will take place Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:30pm at The Richardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood! For ticket information visit divatickets.com.