Beloved Singer and Local Humanitarian to be Honored on World Famous Walk of the Stars Palm Springs on Friday, January 17th 

Keisha D, popular and glamorous Coachella Valley singer, humanitarian, and LGBTQ ally will be honored with the 438th star on the City’s world-famous Walk  of  the Stars Palm Springs on Friday, January 17th, 2020.

The Star Dedication, organized by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, is FREE and open to the public and will take place from 11am-12pm. Keisha D’s star will be installed in the heart of downtown Palm Springs in front of the Palm Springs General Store located at 193 South Palm Canyon Drive at the intersection of Arenas Road. The event will be emceed by Palm Springs Mayor Geoff Kors and Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce CEO Nona Watson. Keisha D’s guest speakers include members from the Keisha D Star Committee, friend and former Palm Springs mayor Robert Moon, and Keisha D’s mother.  Also, the dedication will feature a special performance by members from the High School Swings Jazz Band with Palm Springs High School Director, Brian Ingelson.  

“I put the Keisha D Star Committee together because each of us brings a circle of friends from our community who have a desire to honor Keisha,” said Scot Ferreira, Keisha D Star Committee Chair, friend and stylist.

Photo By Chris Miller

Keisha D was born and raised in Hollywood, CA where she began singing almost from the start.  During her teen years, Keisha was singing in the church choir as well as with the group, Hilltop Faith, a gospel group that toured the United States.  It was Keisha’s love of jazz, however, that compelled then-16-year-old Keisha to ‘break the rules’ imposed by nightclubs with an age minimum requirement which she didn’t meet.   Fortunately for fans and admirers of Keisha’s, breaking from the norm and breaking rules has made her one of the most beloved performers as well as an outspoken champion for the underdog rallying for human rights, LGBTQ equality, and music and arts education.

Keisha D first appeared in the desert during an open call at McCallum Theatre in 2008, which she was awarded ‘Best Vocals.’  Immediately, Keisha D was winning over audiences at many of the greater Palm Springs area’s favorite dining establishments and nightclubs, too.  Copa Nightclub, Chill Bar, Wang’s in the Desert, Trunks Bar, and Purple Room are just some of the desert’s popular establishments with regular Keisha D performances often accompanied by her music trio. 

Keisha D’s love for music isn’t only demonstrated from the stage.  Budget cuts impacting public school’s arts & music programs have limited the accessibility for many students who are unable to purchase the musical instrument required with their music education.  Keisha started a foundation whose mission is to connect disadvantaged students with an interest in music to the instrument necessary for a meaningful education.  Keisha also performs for several important charities and community organizations’ galas and fundraising events.  As an ally of the LGBTQ community, Keisha is a favorite headlining performer during Palm Springs Pride’s annual weekend festival and LGBT Days annual event in Cathedral City.

“I am honored to receive this star. I am very thankful for my star warriors, without whom this would not have happened,” said Keisha D.  “They gave me the opportunity to feel the love from this community that has my heart.”

”Walk of the Stars and the Chamber of Commerce are proud to partner with the City of Palm Springs and the Keisha D Star Committee, as we recognize Keisha D’s contribution to community through her music and her generosity,” said Palm Springs Chamber CEO, Nona Watson.

For more information regarding Walk of the Stars Palm Springs, contact Jeff Denean Jones at jjones@pschamber.org.

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