DIVAS Simply Singing! event to benefit HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness program

- There's a special event happening this weekend in Hollywood for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

The 27th annual Divas Simply Singing! is the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit in the United States. The 27th annual fundraiser for The D.I.V.A. Foundation is produced and hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph and will feature performances by Jennifer Holiday, Jenifer Lewis, Kenny Lattimore and so many more stars from television and the stage.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and evening of entertainment in a unique club setting that will give all in attendance an up close experience with the performing artists. 

“We are always trying to find creative ways to continue to raise HIV/AIDS awareness,” Ralph says. “Anytime you put on an event for over 25 years, there’s the danger of becoming old, too familiar and having the community take you for granted. So this year, we thought we would do something different and host it in a smaller venue that brings everyone closer together for maximum interaction and enjoyment.” 

An acronym for “Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware,” The D.I.V.A. Foundation is a national not-for-profit organization founded Ralph in 1990 as a memorial to the many friends she lost to HIV/AIDS as an original company member of “Dreamgirls” on Broadway. 

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. December 9 at the Taglyan Cultural Center, located at 1201 Vine Street in Hollywood.

To order tickets, click here.

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