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ADVISORY
We welcome the general public to watch our live broadcast of our 68th Diana Awards at 8:00 p.m. via YouTube and Facebook. Members of The Diana Foundation may use this site to purchase tickets for our private member event. No sale of tickets will be made to the general public as a precaution and to provide safety protocols given COVID-19 conditions.
 
The 68th Diana Awards will take place on Saturday, April 24 on the eve of the Academy Awards. The Diana Foundation first began in March of 1953 as the first televised broadcast of the Oscars took place. The Diana Awards is a comedic spoof of the Academy Awards roasting some of Houston's finest. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, this is one of our organization's biggest fundraisers of the year.
 
Date: April 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 p.m. Live Broadcast
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Private Member Events
Members and their guest are encouraged to purchase tickets to attend one of our private events. Four host homes will provide attendees with food and beverages along with exclusive interactive opportunities to be a part of our live broadcast. Diana Award winners will be chosen from each of our four host homes. Who will win? Ticket deadline is April 17.
 
Attire
Attire is black-tie and/or formal gown.
 
Beneficiaries
Proceeds from this year's Diana Awards will benefit the Terry Hamman Memorial Scholarship Fund through Out for Education and The Montrose Center's Law Harrington Senior Living Center.
 
Host
Muffy Blake Vanderbilt III
 
 
Honoring
Dina Jacobs, The Diana Award for Community Achievement
 
 
Performances By
Mu Mu
 
 
MuMu is an independent musician who was born and raised in Harlem, NYC. MuMu hit the music scene in 2018 with her hit single Free the Nip, quickly gathering millions of views on YouTube and hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify. She spent the next few years touring the country with her band and releasing her EP, Ladies First. When the lockdown began, she podded up with her band and they’ve spent the last year filming live sessions and releasing a new song every two weeks. In addition to her solo career, MuMu is also the head songwriter and co-star of Best Summer Ever, an original musical feature which will have its world premiere at SXSW this March.
 
Chris Weaver
 
 
Chris Weaver, a New York native, grabbed America’s attention opening Season 13 of The Voice with “Try A Little Tenderness” turning all four chairs! Chris’ soulful sounds even caused judges to throw articles of clothing in enjoyment of his sound. As if that wasn’t enough, Chris then introduced himself as a worship leader by day and drag queen by night! Chris continued to advance in the competition finishing in the Top 24, an untimely elimination indeed. Weaver was brought back to perform in the season finale, where he introduced the world to his drag persona, Nedra Belle. Nedra performed “Bang Bang” alongside music superstar, Jessie J, and NYC singing drag group, Stephanie’s Child. Since The Voice Chris has been traveling the country sharing his power vocals and stunning drag with the masses.
 
David Hernandez
 
 
David Hernandez gained national attention with his dynamic voice and affable personality as an American Idol finalist. In addition to American Idol, David has showcased his talents on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, MTV’s TRL, EXTRA, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Teen Choice Awards, & TV Guides’ Sexiest Stars to name a few. David’s hit single, “Beautiful” reached the Top 100 of the Billboard Dance charts while the music video was a viral sensation. His recent releases this past year include self-produced songs & music videos, “Sorry”, “Kingdom” & his summer anthem, “Boomerang”. Additionally, his 23-song album “Kingdom: The Mixtape” is available on all digital platforms.
 
Branden & James
 
 
Branden & James, described by NPR music as a duo with "dazzling cello and soaring tenor vocals" brings the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden's emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired. Some of Branden's accolades include finishing as a finalist on season 8 of America's Got Talent, appearances at The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera. As an accomplished cellist, pianist, and arranger, James brought to the mix his own share of musical accomplishments, accompanying Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, and Bernadette Peters in multiple concerts. The duo will also release their first full-length debut album, Chasing Dreams, recorded with multi-platinum classical crossover producer, Patrick Hamilton (Katherine Jenkins, David Garrett, Alfie Boe) and launch a 25-city US tour alongside touring their new cabaret show, "The Lady Gaga Songbook".  
Organizers
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Howard M Huffstutler III
howardhuffstutler@yahoo.com
832-794-6989