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Alumna to Perform at Democratic National Convention

Release Date: Aug 24, 2012

ASU alumna Jacquelyn Graham and fellow cast members of “Blood Sisters The Musical” will have an opportunity to showcase their talents at several Democratic National Convention events.

Jacquelyn GrahamFresh off their critically acclaimed performances at the Orlando International Fringe Festival, Alabama State University alumna Jacquelyn Graham (‘96) and the cast of “Blood Sisters The Musical” have been invited to perform at several events during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

This original musical, created and written by Graham and co-creator/co-writer Malikah Harris, is a fusion concert of classical, jazz, neo soul, gospel and Broadway-style music. The two met when Graham, after completing her Master of Fine Arts in theatre from the University of Florida, moved to Orlando to work for Disney.

“I’m really overjoyed,” Graham said. “It’s nothing short of a miracle that we’ve been invited. People connect to this music. We’ve had men leave the theater crying. There is a healing message for families in this music.”

The cast of “Blood Sisters The Musical” will showcase their original songs at three DNC events, including a wine and cheese reception hosted by Democratic strategist Donna Brazille on September 1 and a white-tie affair on September 3 where President Obama is the guest of honor. A performance at another DNC event hosted by a celebrity is in the works for Sept 5. 

The cast members are volunteering their time and talents for the DNC events and have been busy raising money for their travel, lodging and costumes.  

Organizers say every donation counts.

“Whether its $5 or $500, every donation will get ‘Blood Sisters the Musical’ one step closer to Charlotte,” said Brooke Hobbs, managing partner and producer for Blood Sisters Holdings LLC. “No matter what side of the political aisle people are on, we’re asking everyone who loves good music to support our cast’s participation in this historical event.”

Donors and corporate sponsors may visit, tweet to @mybloodsisters, email or call 850-228-0527 for more information.

About ‘Blood Sisters the Musical’

This original musical, created and written by Malikah Harris and Jacquelyn Graham, has received critical acclaim since its debut at the 2012 Orlando International Fringe Festival in May. This fusion concert of classical, jazz, neo soul,  gospel, Broadway-style music includes staging and choreography by Broadway director Marion J. Caffey (“Three Mo' Tenors,” “Three Mo Divas,” “Apollo Amateur Night,” etc.). The “Blood Sisters” ensemble cast takes audiences on a musical journey, as Momma and her daughters use powerful vocals, slick steps, comedic antics and intense emotional moments to help viewers face everyday family dynamics. “Blood Sisters The Musical” is a universal story of love and redemption, told through lyrics and harmonies. People everywhere will see themselves — and the women they love — in these characters.  

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