Contact theSOPAbout theSOPSupport theSOPWritersEditorsManaging Editors
theSOP logo
Published:October 4th, 2013 11:28 EST
Sheryl Lee Ralph Announces All-Star Event Lineup

Sheryl Lee Ralph Announces All-Star Event Lineup

By SOP newswire2

Actress/Activist Sheryl Lee Ralph`s DIVA Foundation kicks off its 23rd Annual HIV/AIDS benefit concert DIVAS Simply Singing! 

The all-star lineup includes Grammy® winners, Grammy® nominees, Reality Stars, and a South African Goddess. Sharing the DIVA spotlight for a worthy cause will be Dancing with the Stars and Glee`s Amber Riley, Baggage Claim`s Jenifer Lewis, R&B DIVAS Faith Evans and Kelly Price, Martha Wash, Karyn White, gospel powerhouse Karen Clark Sheard and Kierra Sheard (BET`s The Sheards), Carolyn Malachi, Sheléa, and all the way from South Africa Simphiwe Dana. Grammy® nominated male vocalists VaShawn Mitchell and B Slade (formerly Tonex) will pay tribute to the ladies as the resident Divos for the evening.  Comedian Luenell, Elise Neal, First Lady Togetta Ulmer, Andra Fuller and a host of other celebrities are joining this year`s event as presenters.  The participants are uniting their voices in song to raise awareness to end HIV/AIDS. 

Created and produced by Ralph, DIVAS Simply Singing! is an annual benefit concert, produced in conjunction with The DIVA Foundation to raise money to support HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and testing prorams.  DIVAS Simply Singing!  is the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit concert in the country, raising awareness and erasing stigma, one song at a time. This evening of song and entertainment spotlights the talents of D.I.V.A. (acronym for Divinely Inspired, Victoriously Aware) individuals from all walks of the entertainment industry. 

The 23rd Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Club Nokia L.A. LIVE near Staples Center.  Concert starts 7:30 p.m. and doors open 6:30 p.m.  Tickets prices range from $55 " $85.  For ticket information, contact Club Nokia box office at 213.765.7000 option 2 or visit  Limited

The event is sponsored by Merck, Gilead Services, Nickelodeon, Aetna, and BET Rap-It-Up.