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The VIPP Report: Holiday Soul Jam Tour makes a stop in Louisville the day after Christmas

By Sherlene Shanklin

If you love “Old School” music, I have the perfect concert for you. It’s the Holiday Soul Jam Tour featuring Howard Hewett, Regina Belle, Miki Howard and Keith Washington on Friday, December 26th at The Village of Magnolia, 910 Magnolia. Advance tickets start at $40 per person. There’s VIP and tables available. For more information call 502-290-3611.

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The VIPP Report: The 3rd Annual Grace at The Race announces their concert lineup which includes Gospel music legend Yolanda Adams


(Louisville, KY) Yolanda Adams, Newsboys, Building 429 and Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy will be the performers at the 3rd Annual Grace at The Race, a Kentucky Derby event that brings faith and fellowship to the most famous two minutes of sports.

Date:                       Thursday April 30

Dinner Time:           6:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner at Southeast Christian Fellowship Hall, 920 Blankenbaker Pkwy

Concert Time:         8:00 p.m. at Southeast Christian Church Blankenbaker Campus

Grace at The Race is an annual Pre-Derby Gospel event that will honor three individuals from the corporate, sports and entertainment sectors for their commitment and contributions to community service while raising funds for local and national non-profit organizations that have a focus on children in underserved communities.

The H.E.L.P. Award (Helping Enrich Lives thru Partnerships) was created by Junior Bridgeman to recognize individuals in the corporate, sports and entertainment industries who utilize partnerships with others to help the socially and economically disenfranchised in their cities and across America. The H.E.L.P. Award will be given annually during Derby Week.

This year’s 2015 H.E.L.P. Award honorees are Grant & Tamia Hill and Pastor Bob Russell. Last year’s honorees were Alice Houston, John Calipari and Jerry Colangelo.

Yolanda Adams, Billboard Magazine named her the number #1 Gospel artist of the last decade.

  • 4 time Grammy winner
  • 16 Stellar Awards
  • 4 Dove Awards
  • 7 NAACP Image Awards
  • American Music Award
  • Judge on BET’s gospel competition show, Sunday Best

Newsboys, the Christian rock group from Australia recently released their new album “Hallelujah for The Cross”

  • 16 studio albums released
  • 6 career Gold albums
  • Grammy nominated

Building 429, name derived from Ephesians 4:29

  • 2005 Gospel Music Association New Artist of the Year
  • New album “We Won’t Be Shaken”
  • Nominated for a Dove Award

Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, 2014 Stellar Award Group of the Year

  • “Testimony” named Billboard’s most popular Gospel song
  • Stellar Award Contemporary Male of the Year

The 3rd Annual Grace at The Race will be on Thursday, April 30th at Southeast Christian Church. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert will begin at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person for the concert and if you would like to attend the dinner and concert, tickets are $100 per person. This does not include a service charge of $1.50 per ticket. For ticket packages, group pricing and additional information on Grace at The Race, please visit http://www.graceattherace.com.

For interviews, please contact Sherlene Shanklin at 502-295-0435 or by email at sshanklin@vippcommunications.com.


 “Using our gifts to run the race of service for those in need” Acts 20:24


The VIPP Report: Political activist Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker at Kentucky Alliance annual gala

28th Annual Brooklyn Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted By BAM

To mark the 40th anniversary of the “Unity Movement”celebration, the Kentucky Alliance will hold their annual dinner. It will be held on Friday, December 19th featuring political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis as the keynote speaker.
The late Dr. J. Blaine Hudson will be honored posthumously with the Carl and Anne Braden Lifetime Achievement Award.
The dinner will be held at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information you can call 502-778-8130.

The VIPP Report: Chris Brown and Trey Songz “Between the Sheets” tour


Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Chris Brown and Grammy-nominated entertainer Trey Songz announce their “Between the Sheets” tour. The 25-city North America tour will be in Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, February 28th at the U.S. Bank Arena. One the following day, they will head to Nashville, TN for a concert at the Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, March 1st.
For more information go to http://www.livenationentertainment.com.
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