The 28th Anniversary of Divas Simply Singing!

On Sunday December 9, 2018, I attended the 28th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing! It is a musical AIDS Benefit concert and dinner fundraiser created and hosted by actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph. The concert is produced in conjunction with The DIVA Foundation to help raise money and awareness about HIV/AIDS. 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, to help and assist AIDS organizations in Los Angeles and around the world.

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 show business.

Joining Sheryl Lee Ralph on stage was an all-star lineup, which included the incomparable Jenifer Lewis (Blackish), J’nai Bridges (The Metropolitan Opera), OurLady J (Golden Globe Nominated POSE), Media Queen, Ada Vox (American Idol Finalist), Renee Lawless (The Haves and the Have Nots), Elaine Gibbs, XFactor and the amazing Terrell Carter (Empire) wowed the house as the resident Divo for the evening. It is a fantastic event that I’ve had the amazing opportunity to cover many times. Check out some of my red carpet photos and interviews from the event above and below.

Quencie Interviews B. Slade

I interviewed singer B. Slade on the red carpet of Divas Simply Singing.  We talked about his music and working with some of the greats including Faith Evans, Chaka Khan, and more. I even got him to sing a little something something. I always love when that happens. Check out our conversation below. 

Quencie Interviews Luenell

I interviewed comedian Luenell on the red carpet of Sheryl Lee Ralph's Divas Simply Singing which supports HIV/AIDS awareness. We talked about how the disease has touched her life personally. Check out my conversation with Luenell below. 

Quencie Interviews Vashawn Mitchell

I interviewed gospel superstar VaShawn Mitchell on the red carpet of Sheryl Lee Ralph's annual charity event 'Divas Simply Singing.'  We talked about his music, Tasha Cobb and supporting the event. Watch our conversation below. 

Quencie Interviews Carolyn Malachi

I interviewed Carolyn Malachi at the 23rd annual Divas Simply Singing event. Carolyn Malachi is an artist who went from making music on her lunch break to playing the Kennedy Center in two years flat.  Check out our red carpet conversation about the HIV/AIDS charity event. Watch below. 

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Quencie Thomas

My name is Quencie Thomas, and I interview the stars you love!  I am the founder and host of Studio Q, which delivers fun, authentic and unguarded conversations with celebrities. I conduct exciting red carpet interviews and intimate sit-down conversations with the stars you love.  I go beyond social media and tabloid headlines to really connect you with celebrities in a fun and authentic way. 

Quencie Interviews Kiki Haynes

I interviewed Kiki Haynes of Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse' on the red carpet of 'Divas Simply Singing' which is a Aids charity founded by Sheryl Lee Ralph. I talked to Kiki about what is what like working with Whitney's daughter Bobbi Kristina when she had a small role on the show.  Find out what she says in out conversation below.