*Sheryl Lee Ralph and The Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware, D.I.V.A Foundation will celebrate its 2nd annual staging of Divas Simply Singing! in Philadelphia after 26 consecutive years in Los Angeles. This highly anticipated and much respected community health service charity concert began in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
It now adds mental wellness, heart disease, diabetes and HepC and other life threatening diseases. The Foundation with the support of Commissioner Sue Slawson and The Dell Theatre, will bring together some of the industry’s most talented artists and divas to address the need for health and wellness awareness. “A strong community is a healthy community” says Ralph.
Divas Simply Singing! Philadelphia will take place Saturday, August 20, 2016 Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Doors open at 6pm; Show starts at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Di
Music Director: Henri McMillian Jr.
Music By: The Urban Guerilla Orchestra
Performances by: Avery Sunshine, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Keke Wyatt, Tweet, Mack Wilds, Matthew Knowles new group Blushhh Music, Martha Wash, Maysa, Sarah Dash, Jean Carne, Full Force and Sarita Rochelle (*artist subject to change).
About The D.I.V.A. Foundation The D.I.V.A. Foundation is a national nonprofit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1990 by honored AIDS activist and award winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph because of her deep concern for the lack of attention given to HIV/AIDS and it potential to become a health risk not only for men but women and children. DIVAS Simply Singing!
was created as a loving memorial to the many friends she lost to AIDS as an original company member of Dream Girls on Broadway. The event utilizes the arts as a vehicle to raise awareness, funds and erase stigma.
After 25 years, DIVAS Simply Singing! continues to be the longest consecutive running musical AIDS beneﬁt in the country and “One of the most highly anticipated HIV/AIDS beneﬁts in Los Angeles.” DIVAS Simply Singing! serves as a loving beacon of hope, a constant voice in the dark for those infected and aﬀected by HIV/ AIDS. Sheryl Lee Ralph has simply dared to care when others remained silent.