*On Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 5: 45pm the Red Carpet at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood opened for Sheryl Lee Ralph’s star-studded 25th Anniversary of “DIVAS Simply Singing!” The Electronic Urban Report/EURweb and fearless leader, Lee Bailey was On the Scene to bring you exclusive coverage.
“DIVAS Simply Singing!” is the longest consecutive running musical HIV/AIDS benefit in the country, hitting its 25th anniversary milestone this year.
The sold out show of 900 guests honored Jordin Sparks, Dr. Rachel Ross, Sade Oyinade, Cathy Elliott, Sherri Lewis and Hydeia Broadbent. It also featured performances by some of the most talented DIVAS in entertainment: Loretta Devine (“The Carmichael Show”), Jennifer Lewis (“Blackish”), Grammy winners, Angela Winbush, Meli’sa Morgan, rapper YoYo, Alyson Williams, the Supreme’s Mary Wilson and many more!
“As Founding Director of The D.I.V.A. FOUNDATION, I believe in the transformational power of the arts and education. Over the past 25 years they have helped me spread the message about the importance of erasing stigma and raising HIV/AIDS awareness. The DIVAS and I have simply dared to care over the years as we inform our audiences about this disease and its impact on those who are infected and affected,” said Sheryl Lee Ralph. “In response to the numerous requests and demands of those on the east coast, The D.I.V.A. Foundation and I were very excited to kick off our 25th year celebration in Philadelphia at The Dell Music amphitheater with an audience of 5 thousand. We continue to serve as a loving beacon of hope, education and enlightenment with DIVAS in Hollywood.”
Check out the video below for EUR’s red carpet coverage of the 25th anniversary edition of Sheryl Lee Ralph’s “DIVAS Simply Singing”: