AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
AHF, the largest global AIDS organization—which now provides HIV/AIDS care and services, including antiretroviral treatment, to more than 821,000 people in 38 countries—World AIDS Day: Keeping the Promise—AHF 30 Years, will mark its anniversary throughout the end of 2017 with global events including concerts in Los Angeles and Miami.
LOS ANGELES LINE UP
Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall
Thu, November 30, 2017
Mariah Carey is a music icon, a soul legend, a pop phenomenon, a breathtaking live artist and planet Earth’s best-selling female artist of all time. She has sold over 220 million records and 17 of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles have been self-penned, including ‘Fantasy’, ‘Always Be My Baby’, ‘Hero’, ‘Touch My Body’, ‘One Sweet Day’, and ‘We Belong Together’, more than any other solo artist.
With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah has defined the modern pop artist.
As a singer/songwriter/producer, amongst her countless awards, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist Of The Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting.
She has topped the charts globally and has played to packed audiences in stadiums and arenas around the world. Her combination of stellar talents has inspired her dedicated fans in almost every country and set new standards for excellence in the music industry.
Beyond industry honors, her popularity is evident across social media, with 21 million Facebook fans and 19 million Twitter followers.
A breathtaking live performer, selling out stadiums and arenas around the world, Carey most recently completed her “Number 1 to Infinity” residency at Caesars Palace and the 22- stop “All the Hits” tour with Lionel Richie. She will return to the stage this winter for her “All I Want for Christmas Is You” tour.
Among Mariah’s additional upcoming projects is the all-new animated movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want Christmas is You, produced and narrated by Mariah Carey herself. Based on one of the best-selling and most beloved Christmas songs of all time and the children’s book it inspired, the heartwarming story about family will be available this holiday season from Universal 1440 Entertainment.
In addition, Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star opens in theaters worldwide on Friday November 17, 2017. The title track, co-written by Mariah Carey and Marc Shaiman, glows as an empowering, engaging, and emboldening anthem for dreamers everywhere. Carey’s voice soars to heavenly heights as she delivers the bright refrain “Follow that star.” With a dash of timeless Christmas spirit, it’s right at home in her catalog of holiday classics.
She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009), Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013) and last year Mariah made her directorial debut in A Christmas Melody, a special festive feature for Hallmark, in which she also starred.
- Biography Coming Soon
- Mario Lopez continues as host of “Extra,” the Emmy® Award-winning entertainment news program, for the show’s 24th season. This will be Lopez’s tenth consecutive season as the show’s host, after co-hosting “Extra’s” weekend edition since January 2007.
A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. Mario is the two-time Emmy-winning host of “Extra” a nationally syndicated daily entertainment show. Concurrently, Lopez is the host of the nationwide iHeartMedia radio shows “On with Mario Lopez” and “iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez.” Lopez has also launched a YouTube channel called “The Lopez Family.” Created alongside Awestruck, the channel features his wife Courtney, their two children, and their two dogs. He can currently be seen as the host of the new CBS live-action game show “Candy Crush,” based on the popular mobile game.
Not only does Lopez have a proclivity for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love of sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a host of the iHeartRadio podcast “The 3 Knockdown Rule,” which is also featured on the FOX Sports Radio website.
Laverne Cox is a two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black” where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and the first openly Trans person to be nominated for an Emmy in acting category.
- Verlla Vee is a nineteen year old singer/songwriter; born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. Starting at the age of seven, Verlla began writing songs and expressing her creativity through musical art forms. Her passion for music prompted her to attend the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts, where she then began performing, acting and coaching dance classes. Verlla has a keen passion for social progressiveness and using her talent to bring awareness to social issues. An example of such is her raising over a million dollars to save the arts through her Gala performance at the Grand Rapids Ellington Academy of Arts. Over the last year Verlla has leveraged her social media platforms to bring awareness to the Black lives matter campaign, win the BET Instastar contest, and as of recent bring awareness to Aids health. Verlla is an aspiring artist that continues to use music to further her creativity and fuel her passion for the arts.