10/6/11

The Diva Quality! w/ Sheryl Lee Ralph


Sheryl Lee Ralph


Tuesday, October 11th: The Diva Quality w/ Triple Threat Diva, Sheryl Lee Ralph. Join Us, as we discuss the true qualities of being a real Diva & what it means to live a big, bold, beautiful life. Listen in as Sheryl Lee Ralph shares about her personal challenges & triumphs of having had longevity in the entertainment industry & her overall tips for success in life in general. This promises to be an amazingly-inspiring hour, filled with love & laughter; encompassed in the language of faith & success! 

Award-winning actress, singer, and producer Sheryl Lee Ralph has made an indelible mark on the Broadway stage, television, and the big screen. For some, that would be enough but with her passion for life and deep sense of commitment to others, she has also embraced the role of AIDS activist.

In 1990, she founded The DIVA Foundation, a national not-for-profit 501C(3) charitable organization as a loving memorial to the many friends she had lost to HIV/AIDS as an original company member of DREAMGIRLS on Broadway. Diva Foundation's goal is to focus on generating resources and coordinating activities to create awareness of and combat the pressing issue of HIV/AIDS. The DIVA Foundation utilizes the arts and entertainment as a vehicle to inform, educate and erase the stigma still attached to this deadly disease. Continued below--->
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The organization’s first production was Divas Simply Singing, a star-studded, fundraising extravaganza, produced by, and featuring Ms. Ralph along with a host of committed Divas, the likes of Chaka Khan, Stacey "Fergie" Ferguson, Miss Nancy Wilson, Loretta Devine, Melissa Manchester, Teena Marie and Raven Symone to name a few. In making it’s twenty year mark, DIVAS Simply Sing has become the longest consecutive running musical HIV/AIDS benefit in America and is one of the pre-eminent AIDS-awareness organizations.

Following on the success of Divas Simply Singing, is Sometimes I Cry, a one-woman play, written, directed and performed by Ms. Ralph. In this complex and thought-provoking drama, Ms. Ralph uses her remarkable talent to illustrate the inspiring real life stories of culturally diverse women who strive to cope with HIV/AIDS. The drama unfolds through words, music, and song poignantly bringing these women to life in a way that touches the heart leaving audiences deeply
moved and inspired.
Met with extraordinary outpourings of love and acceptance after its initial performance at the National Black Women and HIV/AIDS Conference in Los Angeles in 2005, Sometimes I Cry, continues to be performed in the US and abroad, and is one of the projects dearest to Ms. Ralph’s heart. For more on Sheryl Lee Ralph & For more on The Diva Foundation--->

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