be honored at the 8th Annual Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project Event on
Sept.21, 2014. The opening night celebration of Kiss Me, Kate honoring Diahann
will take place at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Latest News for October 2013
The new "White Collar" season (13-episodes) premiers
on Thursday, 10/17 at 9:00 PM. Diahann
will be appearing in 4 episodes in season five of WHITE COLLAR. They are the
Episode 506: “Ice Breaker” slated to
air on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT
Episode 508: “Digging Deeper” slated to
air on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT
Episode 512: “Taking Stock”
slated to air on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT
Episode 513: “Diamond Exchange”
(the season five finale) slated to air on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at
Latest News for January /
Tues., 2/26 - Watch for Diahan to be featured on PBS' MAKERS, a
new documentary “Makers: Women Who Make America.”. Watch the clip below form the
star-studded premiere held in New York City that Diahann recently attended.
Thurs, 2/7 - Watch for Diahann, along
with Kerry Washington, on the "Katie Couric Show" at 3:00pm ET/PT on NBC.
Tues, 2/5 - "The Doctors" airs (Los Angeles on CBS at 2:00 PM) nationally
- check local listings - Diahann, Dyann Cannon and Jacqueling Bisset are
featured in the segement "Ageless Beauties". For more information,
clip from the show below.
Tues, 2/5 - Watch for Diahann on "The
Wendy Williams Show" live at 10:00 am ET/PT on NBC.
Tues, 2/5 - Watch for Diahann with Al
Sharpton on "Politics Nations" at 6:00pm ET/PT on MSNBC.
Tues, 2/5 - Look for an interview
with Diahann on grio.com,
which posts their interviews posts online on their website.
Tues, 2/5 - Look for an interview
with Diahann on ap.org, which
posts their interviews online on their website.
Mon, 2/4 - Watch for Diahann on "New
York Live" which airs at 12:30pm ET/PT on NBC.
Sun, 2/3 -
Click Here to read Diahann's Ebony interview
Sat, 2/2 - San Diego Black Film Festival's Awards Dinner & Gala featuring
legendary actress Diahann Carroll. For more information,
Fri,, 2/1 - NBC "NAACP Image Awards" airs live on at 8:00 PM. Diahann
will present an award to Kerry Washington.
Tues, 1/29 - Listen to Diahann on the
online radio show "Obba Babatunde" which airs at 1:30pm PT.
Fri, 1/25 - Tavis Smiley radio show airs.
Here to find out where you can listen to it in your local areas.
Tues, 1/22 - PBS "Pioneers of
Television" Primetime Soaps airs (Los Angeles 8:00 PM, Ch 8, KOCE/ repeats
Thursday, 1/24 at 9:00 PM) nationally - check local listings. Trace the arc
of nighttime soaps, from PEYTON PLACE to DALLAS, DYNASTY to KNOTS LANDING on
PBS's Pioneers of Television Primetime Soaps.
Diahann continues in WHITE COLLAR's
5th smash season, which premieres January 22nd, 2013. Be sure to tune in
to the Feb. 5, 2013 episode is which Diahann sings at the Cotton Club.
Diahann Speaks at the
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication
On Oct. 16, 2011, Diahann spoke at
the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication.
Please click on the below link for an
archived webcast of the telecast that is available for demand viewing 24/7. At
the bottom on the bottom of the page is a blue "MLK Memorial Dedication" link
and icon. Click on that, and the webcast will begin airing. If you wish to fast
forward and just watch Diahann's speech, use the scroll bar to forward to
approximately the 3:01 mark, right after Cicely Tyson's speech.
inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on Jan. 20, at the Beverly
Hills Hotel. She joined actress Cloris Leachman, writer-producer Susan Harris,
newsman Peter Jennings, game-show pioneer Bill Todman, composter Earle Hagan
and MTV executive Tom Freston as this year's honorees. Hagen died in 2008,
Jennings in 2005 and Todman in 1979 and so were inducted posthumously; the
others all attended. John Shaffner, chairman and CEO of the Academy of
Television Arts & Sciences, introduced the evening and explained that, while an
Emmy is for excellence within a single program year, the Academy Hall of Fame is
"the single highest honor that the Television Academy can bestow." It honors, he
said, "a lifetime of achievement." Tavis Smiley presented the award to
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, the second half of the
second season of White Collar will begin to be broadcast on USA. The new
episodes will start with the tenth episode of the second season, “Burke’s
Seven". The thirteenth episode "Countermeasures" will air February 8, 2011, and
will feature a guest appearance by Diahann. The show airs on the USA Network at
10pm ET. Check your local TV listings for the times and channels in your area.
Synopsis: Neal is suspicious when an old friend of June's husband (Billy Dee
Williams) is released from jail and shows up for a visit. This will be the
musical episode where Matt Bomer and Diahann Carroll will sing accompanied
(faked) by Billy Dee Williams.
episode of White
Bille Dee Williams,
Matt Bomer, Tiffani
Network - White
Diahann attended the
22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film
Festival Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention
Center on January 8, 2011 in Palm Springs,
Hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Mary
Hart, the Awards Gala honored Javier Bardem,
Robert Duvall, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence,
Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman, David O.
Russell, Diane Warren and the cast of The
The Palm Springs
International Film Festival is one of the
largest film festivals in North America,
welcoming 130,000 attendees each year for its
lineup of new and celebrated international
features and documentaries. This year's Festival
runs January 6-17.
PBS To Film Award
Winning Entertainment Diahann Carroll
In Her Acclaimed One Woman Show For JULY 2010 Airing
winning entertainer Diahann Carroll will bring her acclaimed one woman
show to PBS as part of their fund-raising program on the U.S public
television stations, premiering on July 31, 2010 on KCET. The live concert was filmed in Palm Springs, CA on Wednesday April 21st at the
Annenberg Theater, to benefit the Annenberg Theater at The Palm Springs
additional airdates on PBS across the country. If your local PBS station
is not listed, please visit them online at
www.pbs.org, and search your local listings. If you still can't find
an airdate, email or call your local station to request "The Lady ...
The Music ... The Legend".
MN -- 9/14 at 1.30pm and 9/19 at 10.30pm
Rocky Mountain PBS- Denver CO --8/1 at
Western Reserve Public Media
--Akron/Cleveland OH--8/9 at 8pm
KETC St Louis MO --8/14 at 10pm
Maryland PTV (overlap in DC) Owings Mills
MD --8/6 at 1pm
WCTE Cookeville TN--7/31 at 4.30pm
WCET Cincinnati OH--8/14 at 10pm and 9/12
KLVX Vegas PBS- Las Vegas NV --8/6 at
KNME -Albuquerque NM -- 8/7 at 7.30pm and
8/8 at 2.30am and 8/15 at 3.30pm
KENW Portales NM 8/12 at 8.30pm
WKNO Memphis TN --8/17 at 4pm
WSBE Providence RI --9/15 at 4pm
WTVP Peoria IL -- 7/31 at 5.30pm
Wed. Sept. 15 at
Tue. 9/14 at 8 pm
Sat. 7/31 at 7 pm -
live in studio
Tue. 9/14 at 1:30 pm
Sun. 9/19 at 10:30 pm
Rocky Mountain PBS
Sun. 8/1 at 4:30 pm
Mon 8/9 at 8 pm
8/4 at 10 pm
(overlap in DC)
Fri. 8/6 at 1 pm
Sat. 7/31 at 4:30 pm
Wed 8/4 at 10 pm,
KLVX Vegas PBS
Fri. 8/6 at 12am
Sat. 8/7 at 7:30 pm
Sun. 8/8 at 2:30 am
Sun. 8/15 at 3:30 pm
Thu. 8/12 at 8:30 pm
Sat 8/7 at 4 pm
Sun. 9/5 at 4 pm
Fri. 9/17 at 9:30 pm
Sat 7/31 at 5:30 pm
The special runs from 7pm to 8.30pm, and
watch for Diahann on air live from the KCET studio in Los Angeles at
first break at 7.20pm and two other times during the special.
The PBS TV special has a CD live from the
Annenberg Theater and DVD of the entire show with behind the scenes
Award nominee, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee,
“The Lady ... The Music ... The Legend” was debuted in New York with the
New York Times reviewing “Her opening number erupts out of her like an
emotional volcano and from here on, the lava never stops flowing ...
Diahann Carroll is historic. Experience her while you can”.
Jim Casey, President &
CEO of Integrated Wealth Management, through his production company J&J
Productions and producing partner Kim Waltrip of Wonderstar Production,
and Jeffrey Lane will present the consummate
performer in conjunction with The PS Film Here LLC with material made
available to Terrel Cass Productions,LLC, (TCP) to be edited into a
three part, sixty minute concert. PBS will give stations rights to run
the special for 8 runs over 25 months.
Tickets for "The Lady
... The Music ... The Legend" are $100 (which includes a post-concert
party) and $50 (performance only) and can be purchased at the theater's
Box Office at (760) 325 4490. This evening is a benefit for the
Annenberg Theater. For tickets and more information, click
The Desert Sun: (April 25, 2010)
Diahann Carroll – The Lady, the Music, The
Legend came to the Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum on April
21. The one woman show featuring Carroll was presented by J & J
Productions and Wonderstar Productions and the evening was a benefit for
the Annenberg Theater.
The award winning actress, singer and legend proved that becoming age 75
does not dim talent, vocal ability or charisma – at least not when you
are Diahann Carroll. She shared memorable songs that she had introduced
on Broadway and personal memories with ease and humor. Her tribute to
Frank Sinatra and his songs started with heartfelt words about Frank and
his musical talent. One of her stand out numbers was “As If We never
Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard – a show dear to her heart since she
portrayed Norma Desmond in the Toronto premier production of the Andrew
Lloyd Webber hit musical and her cast album from that show has outsold
all other recordings of Sunset Boulevard.
On stage one sees the talent and hard work that brought Carroll from
humble beginnings in the Bronx to becoming one of the entertainment
industry’s most glamorous performers - a Tony Award recipient, Emmy and
Grammy nominee, a Golden Globe winner, Best Actress nominee, as well as
the first black actress in television history to star in her own series,
“Julia” for NBC. Her acting ability and strong voice do wonders for
every song she presents from “Where Do You Start?” to her wind up, the
rousing “Some Of These Days” and the song her daughter suggested she do,
“I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love.” Carroll left the stage with
everyone in love with her.
The one woman show produced by Jeffrey Lane, Kim Waltrip and David Ho
with Jim Casey, executive producer, was filmed at the Annenberg Theater
during her performance by Terrel Cass Productions for PBS and will be
shared by the public in August when PBS TV presents Diahann Carroll, The
Lady, The Music, The Legend as a musical special during its national
month long pledge drive
Legendary Lady Sings The Standards
Some people wondered if Diahann Carroll could
pull off a concert at age 74, that could live up to its title: “Diahann
Carroll: The Lady, The Music, The Legend.”
But Carroll not only pulled off a classy, first-rate autobiographical
show last week at the Annenberg Theater, she set into motion a
confluence of events that could cement her place among the living
legends of traditional pop music.
A PBS broadcast of the show is scheduled to air in August and, by then
there will be an expanded DVD of the concert featuring cutaways about
her life story and a live CD that I think will earn her a Grammy
nomination for Best Traditional Pop Album.
Executive Producer Jim Casey, and producers Jeffrey Lane, Kim Waltrip
and David Ho, put on a professionally-staged event with elegant white
drapes as a backdrop to the set-up for Carroll and the 28-piece Pat
Rizzo Orchestra (minus Rizzo).
The Broadway, film and television star of “Julia” and “Dynasty” was
warm, witty and revealing. The concert started on time, but Carroll
sarcastically claimed she was late because “the traffic was hell,” which
established her as one of us and not one of those less enlightened folks
from the land of clogged arteries.
Carroll recounted only a few of the accomplishments that justify her
billing as a legend: notably how she won a Tony Award for Richard
Rodgers' “No Strings,” the only Broadway show for which Rodgers wrote
both the words and music, and how her time in Las Vegas allowed her to
learn the breathing and story-telling technique of her friend, Frank
Mostly, Carroll let her singing defend her right to the lofty title of
her show. Her Sinatra medley, especially her boozy, woozy saloon
interpretation of “One For My Baby,” showcased her narrative skills. Her
version of the Sophie Tucker's “Some Of These Days,” showed she can
still belt 'em and make someone else's signature song her own.
But probably no song from her show is more worthy of special attention
than the finale her daughter suggested, Peter Allen's and Carole Bayer
Sager's “I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love,” which Rita Coolidge had a
It's a big, rich uptempo ballad that Carroll managed to make worthy of
being the climax to an evening of 20th century pop standards.
Palm Springs Guide: (April 21, 2010)
Story and photos by Pat Krause
Diahann Carroll graced the stage at the Annenberg Theater in the Palm
Springs Art Museum on Wednesday, April 21. “The Lady, The Music, The
Legend” concert was jointly presented by J&J Productions and WonderStar
Productions. Wednesday evening was very special and a first because it
was filmed live by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). This live
concert was about the life of Diahann Carroll and will be shown on
television in August.
Carroll is a Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe winner and also a Best
Actress Oscar Nominee for work in her varied career. This dynamic woman
is still going strong with performances in television with guest
starring roles in “White Collar” and co-starring in Lifetime’s
made-for-TV movies “At Risk” and “The Front.”
Carroll was beautifully dressed in a black gown with a slit up one side.
She reiterated some of the important phone calls that changed her life
and career. Phone calls from Truman Capote and Richard Rogers catapulted
her into fame with performances on stage and screen. She said when PBS
called and wanted to do a show about her life it only took her 30
seconds to say “yes.” She loves what PBS does on television.
Carroll started the concert with songs that have made her famous like
“Come Rain or Come Shine” and “On a Clear Day” to name just a few. After
a couple songs, she would tell a bit more about her life, such as her
four marriages — some started out well and ended up in hell. She said
she is still standing after all that. She has a daughter and a
grandchild that make her smile and are an important part of her life.
A 15-minute intermission let Carroll change into another sparkling gown
for the rest of her performance. She mentioned that she headlined in Las
Vegas and met the ”Chairman of the Board,” the legendary Frank Sinatra.
She said she was so grateful that he was alive when she was there. She
did a medley of Sinatra songs like “High Hopes,” “One for my Baby” and
of course, “New York New York.” Her renditions of these songs showcased
her talent that lets her put her own style to each song.
This concert was different in the fact that PBS TV cameras were all
around the stage. Another cameraman would walk in front of the stage to
capture her performance. It was exciting to know that this filming in
Palm Springs and the Annenberg Theater will be shown worldwide on the
PBS. Guests in the audience might even be shown as the cameras scanned
the audience on occasion.
Carroll said she was so glad that she decided to come to Palm Springs
for this filming. She thanked those involved in the concert and gave a
special “thank you” to her pianist and drummer. She said she was
especially grateful for the Pat Rizzo Orchestra, as they were
A Meet-and-Greet session was held in the museum’s main area. Carroll
came up to greet so many of her fans. She posed for photos with her
director, Chip Miller, producer Jim Casey and fans. As she greeted the
guests, television cameras followed her around the room.
Carroll has so many credits in her fabulous career it would be hard to
mention all of them. She played Norman Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard,”
appeared in TV’s “Dynasty.” Her Broadway appearances include “House of
Flowers,” “No Strings” and “Agnes of God.” She even had her own
television series, “Julia.”
A consummate entertainer, Diahann Carroll is truly an entertainment
WHITE COLLAR premiered its first episode of the
second season on July 13, 2010, which featured an appearance by Diahann. And, in
the next episode that Diahann films, we can look forward to her singing with
Read some recent
interviews Diahann did on her role on WHITE COLLAR by
clicking on the links below:
Watch for Diahann in the
new USA Network series, WHITE COLLAR, premiering on Oct.
23, 2009 at 10pm. WHITE COLLAR began its second
half of the season beginning Tuesday's at 10pm Jan. 19,
2010, and Diahann's first appearance for the second half
of the season was on Feb. 2, 2010. Be sure to watch the
Feb. 9 episode, as Diahann appears in a special role
written just for her. And, watch for Diahann in the
season finale episode airing on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.
Collar" is about the most unlikely of
partnerships between a con artist and an
FBI agent who have been playing
cat-and-mouse for years. The story
unfolds after Neal Caffrey, a charming
criminal mastermind, has been caught by
his nemesis, G-man extraordinaire Peter
Burke. After escaping from a
maximum-security prison to find his
long-lost love, Neal is nabbed by Peter
once again. Rather than returning to
jail for this daring getaway, Neal
suggests an alternate plan: he'll
provide his expertise to assist the feds
in catching other notorious and elusive
criminals – in return for his freedom.
Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that
Neal provides insight and intuition that
cannot be found on the right side of the
law. Thiessen plays Elizabeth, Peter’s
wife, an intelligent, high-profile event
planner. Garson plays Mozzie, a
friend of Caffrey's who has a strong
distrust of the Feds and an unyielding
belief in conspiracy theories about
everything; with his ear to the ground,
Mozzie is always tapped into what's
happening on the street. Diahann Carroll
guest-stars in the pilot and will be
recurring in several episodes. Diahann
plays a wealthy window that helps Neal
get on his feet after getting out of
prison. "White Collar" was created and is
executive-produced by Jeff Eastin and
comes from Fox Television Studios.
Bronwen Hughes directed the pilot.
Clifton Campbell and Tom Garrigus serve
as consulting producers.
Watch for a
90 minute special premiere on Oct. 23,
2009 at 10pm and its subsequent 13
episodes will run through early 2010 on
Friday evenings on USA Network.
The Austin Symphony
February 20, 2010 8PM
Diahann Carroll is the consummate
entertainer. So varied and dynamic are her gifts, that she
continually astounds fans and critics alike with her
versatility and magnetism. She is one of America’s major
performing talents appearing on the Broadway stage, in
motion pictures and television, and as a Las Vegas
headliner. Diahann Carroll is a Tony Award winner, Emmy and
Grammy nominee, Golden Globe winner and a Best Actress Oscar
nominee. Enjoy showstoppers such as “Come Rain or Come
Shine,” “Some of These Days,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye,”
and many more with your Austin Symphony Orchestra.
The venue, The Long Center for
the Performing Arts is located at 701 W. Riverside Dr.,
Austin, TX. For more information, please visit
www.austinsymphony.org or call 1-888-4MAESTRO.
Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards
Diahann presented fashion
designer Bob Macie with his second Arts and Activism
Award at the 2010 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on
Feb. 27, 2010. For more information, visit
"1 a Minute"
UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docu-drama
titled ''1 a Minute'' is scheduled for release in 2010. The
documentary is being made by actress Namrata Singh Gujral ,
and will also feature breast cancer survivors Diahann
Carroll, Melissa Etheridge, Namrata Singh Gujral, Mumtaz,
Morgan Brittany, Olivia Newton-John, and Jaclyn Smith. The
film will also feature Lisa Ray, William Baldwin,
Daniel Baldwin and Priya Dutt.
AT RISK & THE FRONT
Lifetime announced world
premiere dates for a pair of
mystery films based on the work
of bestselling author Patricia
Cornwell on Tuesday. "Patricia
Cornwell's At Risk" will debut
on Saturday April 10, 2010 at 9 p.m.
(ET/PT) and "Patricia Cornwell's
The Front" will hit screens a
week later on Saturday April 17,
at the same time.
"At Risk" a rising star of the
Massachusetts State Police, Win
Garano, is sent by his boss D.A.
Monique Lamont to investigate a
Tennessee murder that's been
unsolved for more than 20 years
before. In the sequel, "The
Front," Lamont and Garano
reunite to investigate a
decades-old murder of a young
Diahann will be
co-starring in two Lifetime Network Feature "Movies of
the Week" Productions, entitled "At Risk" and "The
Front"; which will air in the first quarter of 2010.
At Risk and The Front are the first
two titles in Patricia Cornwell's Win Garano
mystery series. In At Risk Garano, an
investigator for ambitious Boston district attorney
Monique Lamont, delves into a decades-old murder case.
In The Front Garano investigates a homicide
involving "The Front," a coalition of local police
departments serving the outlying Boston communities.
Daniel Sunjata plays Win Garano. Andie MacDowell is
Monique Lamont. Ashley Williams appears as Stump, a
detective with whom Garono becomes romantically linked.
Also starring in these films are Diahann Carroll and
Annabeth Gish. Carroll plays Garano's grandmother, Nana.
Gish is Garano's co-worker, Sykes.
Diahann Carroll stars as Nana in the Lifetime
"Patricia Cornwell's At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell's The Front"
Daniel Sunjata (left) and Diahann Carroll (right)
star in the Lifetime Original Movies
"Patricia Cornwell’s At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell’s The Front."
Diahann Carroll stars in the Lifetime Original
"Patricia Cornwell's At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell's The Front"
Diahann Carroll (left) and Elijah Augustine (right)
star in the Lifetime Original Movies
"Patricia Cornwell’s At Risk" and
"Patricia Cornwell’s The Front."
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