Monthly Archives: January 2016
The VIPP Report: Bryson Tiller returns to his Kentucky roots for a show
Sherlene Shanklin, The VIPP Report
Louisville native singer/songwriter Bryson Tiller is following his dreams by signing with RCA Records and now he’s returning to his hometown to perform in front of family and friends.
The 23 year old debuted his album TRAPSOUL on October 2nd and it’s already receiving rave reviews with songs Right My Wrongs, Been That Way and For However Long.
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The VIPP Report: Janet Jackson puts all of her concerts on hold until spring
Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC Louisville
Now that we are all back to work did you see Janet Jackson’s announcement on Christmas Eve? The multi-Grammy Award winning artist didn’t send a news release but took to social media to let her fans and the media know that she was having surgery. She never mentioned what kind but what was clear is that her tour is on hold.
Jackson says “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets.”
So, that definitely means that Lexington’s show in Rupp Arena on January 30th is definitely on hold. The Louisville show in the KFC Yum! Center is not until June. So, that concert is still a go. Jackson’s team will makeup up the postponed dates before their Europe leg of the tour.
I guess we will have to wait and see. Make sure you follow me for any updates and future concert announcements.
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The VIPP Report: Music legend Natalie Cole dies at the age of 65
With just hours into the new year, I receive sad news. The woman that had the “Unforgettable” voice and beautiful duet that set the technology bar high for other artists trying to do the same thing has died. Natalie Cole died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 65. She just cancelled her concert in Louisville, Kentucky for Saturday, February 13th at the Kentucky Center due to illness.
Here’s my story that I posted on WHAS11.com. http://www.whas11.com/story/homepage/2016/01/01/the411-with-sherlene-shanklin-natalie-cole-dies-at-the-age-of-65/78177338/
Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning daughter of Nat “King” Cole” who carried on her late father’s musical legacy and, through technology, shared a duet with him on “Unforgettable,” has died. She was 65.
According to ABC News, Natalie died Thursday evening at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles due to compilations from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.
“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever,” read the statement from her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole.
Cole’s greatest success came with her 1991 album, “Unforgettable … With Love,” which paid tribute to her father with reworked versions of some of his best-known songs, including “That Sunday That Summer,” ”Too Young” and “Mona Lisa.”
Her voice was spliced with her dad’s in the title cut, offering a delicate duet a quarter-century after his death.
The album sold some 14 million copies and won six Grammys, including album of the year as well record and song of the year for the title track duet.
Cole was scheduled to be in Louisvile on Saturday, February 13th but just a couple of weeks ago the Louisville Orchestra had to adjust their lineup by including Kristin Chenoweth in place of Cole due to illness.
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