The VIPP Report: This weekend’s goal is to “Power Up” and to encourage others to exhale

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This weekend women from all over the country will gather in Louisville, KY to get empowered.  Power to Exhale presents the Power Up Weekend.  The weekend kicked off with a book signing for the founder of the movement Ms. Charla Young.  The television personality, author and entrepreneur works hard in the community to show woman how to embrace their struggles and then make those lemons into lemonade.  It only makes sense that her new book is actually entitled “Life’s Lemons Make Damn Good Lemonade.” To order the book go to

On Saturday morning, inspirational speaker, life coach, author, and attorney Iyanla Vanzant of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Iyanla Fix My Life will be the guest speaker.  The event will take place in the Mercury Ballroom in downtown Louisville.

Young says “In the world today, we have so many senseless killings and unexplainable happenings, much of this is because people have lost hope, love and joy. If we can do anything to restore those core values, we want to do it. Power Up! is an opportunity for women to reclaim what they’ve lost and find their way! Everyone has the Power within to do great things. They just don’t know how to tap into it. Our summit, rally and strut will lead them to their Power source. We are excited about this life-changing experience!”

If you would like to attend some of this weekend’s events we included their schedule.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Power Up Summit, Rally and Power Strut

Opening Session 9:00am-9:30am

Iyanla Vanzant 9:30am-11:30am

Rally to Celebrate Valiant Nominees 1pm-3pm

Power Strut in downtown Louisville 3pm-4pm

Day Party, Power Up Celebration, 4pm-6pm

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Worship Service at Bates Memorial Baptist Church, 10am-11:30am

Brunch at The Rivue 11:45am-1:00pm


The VIPP Report: KEM and Tamar Braxton will perform at the Louisville Palace


The Louisville Palace announced on Thursday of this week that three-time GRAMMY®-nominated Motown Artist, KEM, will be in Louisville. It’s the “PROMISE TO LOVE TOUR” with special guest, Tamar Braxton.

The concert will be on Saturday, November 21 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:00am. Ticket information is available at the Palace Theater box office, or

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The VIPP Report: Comedy all-stars team up for a tour


It’s “The Comedy Get Down” featuring Cedric ‘The Entertainer’, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY.  The show is scheduled for Friday, November 27 at 8:00pm.

Tickets on sale Friday, September 25 at 10:00am. . For more information, visit

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