The VIPP Report: S.O.S. Band in Concert Valentine’s Day Weekend

case_int_bValentine’s Day is just around the corner and there’s a concert that combines love, funk, and soul.  On Friday, February 13th you can see the S.O.S. Band, Case, Carl Thomas and Con Funk Shun in concert at the Louisville Palace.  Tickets start at $48.99.  Showtime is at 8 p.m.

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The VIPP Report: Stevie Wonder will perform in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville

The VIPP Report:  Critics are declaring that this show is possibly 2014’s greatest testament to the limitless potential of American music itself.  Legendary singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder announces his “Songs in the key of life performance” tour.

The 25-time Grammy Award winner will be at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday, March 27th.

To date, Wonder has 49 Top 40 singles, 32 number #1 singles and he has sold more than 100 million units worldwide.  For additional information on tickets go to

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Stevie Wonder will perform in the Yum! Center

Stevie Wonder will perform in the Yum! Center

The VIPP Report: George Clinton makes a stop in Louisville for a concert in May

The VIPP Report:  It’s all about the “Atomic Dog” on Thursday, May 7th at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY.  Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and the innovators of what we know as the Pfunk will be in concert.
George Clinton and Parliament –Funkadelic will blend elements of Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical and Gospel to give that unique sound loved and admired by their fans.
Even though they made their mark in the 1970’s and 80’s, they still have fans who know their music as soon as the musical interlude begins.
Tickets are $32.50 in advance.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and one hour later the show will begin.  For additional information go to
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The VIPP Report: Louisville native Muhammad Ali celebrates his 73rd birthday today

ali_wallpaper_2_1024The VIPP Report:  Louisville native and boxing legend Muhammad Ali celebrates his 73rd birthday today with family and close friends.  The Greatest of all time, (GOAT) has been in and out of the hospital the last month, recovering from an inflection.  As the Louisville Lip continues to recover his hometown will celebrate tonight with a dinner, the world premiere of And in This Ring….Cassius Clay production and two new temporary exhibits will be on display at the Muhammad Ali Center.

Today, Ali is trending on social media with fans, celebrities and athletes from all over the world sending him birthday wishes.  The Ali family appreciates all of the prayers and well wishes but they are requesting privacy as they focus on Ali’s recovery.

To celebrate Ali’s birthday, I wanted to share one of the quotes that I love, “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize”.  #GOAT #LouisvilleLip #TheChampishere #Ali #boxinglegend #itsmorethanastory #itshistory

The VIPP Report was created by Sherlene Shanklin who’s also a Louisville, KY native.  She has been following the “Greatest” pretty much her whole adult life, even prior to starting her 20 plus years in the broadcast industry.  She’s covered numerous events, honors and special appearances Muhammad Ali has made over the years.

Shanklin is an Assignment Editor and the creator of The411 with Sherlene Shanklin at WHAS 11 Television, ABC affiliate which finds unique stories and finds a way to put a local spin on them.  You can follow her on Twitter @Sherlenemediapr.

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The VIPP Report: A funny twist on Valentine’s Day, give the gift of laughter by attending a comedy show

It’s the My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam featuring D.L. Hughley, John Witherspoon, Adele Givens and Aries Spears. The comedy show will be in Louisville on Sunday, February 15th at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Tickets start at $52 and they are now available online, at all ticketmaster locations and the Kentucky Center Box Office.
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