Written by | Ray Cornelius

Television, stage and film actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is gearing up to present the 22nd Annual HIV/AIDS benefit concert – DIVAS Simply Singing!

The World AIDS Day event is back and bigger than ever this year with an all-star line up featuring Oleta Adams, Faith Evans, A’ngela Winbush, Tramaine Hawkins, Lalah Hathaway, Kristina DeBarge and the always hilarious Jenifer Lewis.

There will also be a special tribute from this year’s official ‘Divo’ El Debarge, along with America’s Got Talent  Prince Poppycock and Jamar Rogers of The Voice.  Angela Bassett, Rolanda Watts, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Flex Alexander and MC Lyte will also be on hand to present throughout the evening.

DIVAS  is produced in conjunction with Ralph’s DIVA Foundation and is the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit concert in the country. The annual show helps raise money and awareness about HIV/AIDS while assisting AIDS organizations in Los Angeles and around the world.  

DIVAS Simply Singing  will take place on Saturday, December 1 at the Club Nokia L.A. LIVE near the Staples Center.  Showtime starts at 7:30pm.  Ticket information is available at 213-765-7000 or online at  www.clubnokia.com.