Chaka Khan and Sheryl Lee Ralph (photo: Vinni Ratcliff)

*Chaka Khan and Sheryl Lee Ralph give each other a warm diva hug backstage at the 20th Anniversary of Divas Simply Singing concert held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Divas Simply Singing is an organization founded by Ms. Ralph that financially assists AIDS victims.

On this night Sheryl Lee Ralph pulled out all the stops inviting her influential friends such as Judge Glenda Hatchett, Omarosa Manigaullt-Stallworth, Michael Clarke Duncan, Norwood Young, Kim Coles, Angela Dean, Judge Mablean, Wendell James, Tanya Hart,  Naturi Naughton, publisher of EURweb Lee Bailey, LisaRaye McCoy and many others to assist her humanitarian cause.

Red carpet notables/hotties included: A shirtless Xango Henry (celebrity fitness trainer and film star), Tionne Williams and Rev. June Gaitlin (channeler to the stars).

Big donors and fat wallets: Norwood Young and Pauletta Washington

Performers included: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ledisi, Kelly Price, Rahsaan Patterson, Jody Watley, Maia, Gloria Loring, Arielle Jacobs, Chaka Khan and Teena Marie among others including LisaRaye, who acted as a sort of co-emcee/money raiser).  

Sheryl Lee Ralph was supported by her husband Senator Vincent Hughes and her two children. The glossy program documented congratulatory remarks from hundreds of supporters.