The Sound of Music
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Alice Tan Ridley was born in Georgia into a musical family of nine siblings, most of them artists. Ridley has captivated audiences since she was three years old. She's proud mom to Ahmed and Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, and teaches handicapped children in the New York City school system. Ridley resumed her singing career full time in 1992, beginning with a tour of Morocco, when she was invited by the Moroccan ambassador to the U.S. to tour that country. She has also performed in Argentina, Germany, Uruguay and other countries. Ridley also performs in the subway in New York City and sings the covers to many hit songs. When Alice starts to sing, you can't miss the big crowd that surrounds her and feeds her with love and appreciation. She's known locally as the New York City Subway Idol, and has had a few onscreen appearances in "Rize" and "Heights." She won an Emmy in 2007 for her part in a documentary about military families. Ridley is a master interpreter of lyrics with an emotional depth and charisma that is unmatched. She embodies a rare combination of raw power, charm, sensuality, spirituality and pure funk. She is truly a Goddess Of Soul.
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