The Sharon Randolph Foundation, which raises money to fight breast cancer, is hosting a “Sparkle for a Cause” post-preview party featuring actress Brély Evans, 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug.18 at at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St. in Oakland.
“Sparkle“ hits theatres on Aug. 17 and has a star-studded cast to back up the punch. American Idol winner Jordan Sparks fronts the movie along with the late Whitney Houston in her last movie appearance. Derek Luke, Mike Epps, and the Bay Area’s on Brely Evans are also featured in this most anticipated film.
The post-preview party celebrates the opening of “Sparkle” and the homecoming of Evans,. A Bay Area native, she is an actress, vocalist, comedienne and voice-over artist.
Taking place in the Motown era, the movie tells the story Sparkle, (Jordin Sparks) who struggles to fulfill her dream of being a star. Raised by a single mother (Whitney Houston), Sparkle tries to overcome life challenges with her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) as they strive to be the best singing group of their time.
“Sparkle” first came out in 1976 and is based on the triumphs and tribulations of the musical group, The Supremes. This remake has a ton of fresh faces and powerful voices that are sure to make the film a blockbuster or for the sake of the new era, a Netflix hit.