The VIPP Report: Top shows in 2015

Special report by Sherlene Shanklin, The411, WHAS11 Television/ABC Affiliate
I’m trying to gauge which Louisville concerts did you like the best in 2015.  Give me your top five concerts.  Mine would have to be: #1 PRINCE, #2 Jill Scott, #3 (tie) Marvin Sapp & Yolanda Adams, #4 Babyface & Toni Braxton and #5 (tie) Tank & Mike Epps 
I didn’t get to attend Kevin Hart, Dave Chappell, Cedric The Entertainer’s and tons of other shows due to work.  I’m sure you will have them on your list. 
My biggest announcement of 2015: Hands down was Prince! I even received an invitation from his team to do his concert review because I was able to break the announcement.  Everyone is still talking about how I did that.  After that one, I didn’t mind if I didn’t get anymore. When you are asked to cover the best…everything else was a bonus. 
I wrote over 130 stories and announcements throughout the year.  Some of my biggest media hits:  Prince with over 194,000 views, 986 likes and 663 shares in just a few hours of me saying Louisville will be his FIRST stop.  Impractical Jokers had 115,008 views, 781 likes and 634 shares.  My Diane Sawyer and Jennifer Lawrence preview of ABC interview was viewed 115,000 times with more than 1600 likes and 222 shares in five hours.  Kevin Hart’s announcement was viewed 105,152 times with 830 likes and 519 shares. My Kenny Chesney and Janet Jackson announcements were also big. I had about 100,000 views in the first few hours of their announcements.  Finally, New Kids on the Block with Nelly and TLC announcement had 130,560 views, 466 shares and 873 likes. 
This does not include any of my Louisville native Muhammad Ali stories which have created a lot of attention and followers for me.  I cover the “Greatest” on a regular basis.
Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL "HitnRun" Tour Opener - Louisville

(Exclusive Coverage) Prince performs onstage during the “HitnRun” tour opener at The Louisville Palace on March 14, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The VIPP Report: Biz Markie in concert at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY

On Friday, January 15th , the Mercury Ballroom will take you back in time where hip hop and rap was in the infant stages and aspiring artists in the genre were trying to make a name for themselves.  Fast forward to 2016 and these artists are considered legends like the one who will return to Louisville.  Biz Markie will be apart of the 80s vs. 90s Mashup Bash.
Tickets are only $15 to see this infamous dj and legend in the hip hop game.  Biz Markie has performed on the turntables for exclusive events such as Super Bowl, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Show, Grammy after parties of our course the some of the biggest Kentucky Derby events.
This will also be The411 with Sherlene Shanklin thank you for your support event.  I’m going to send at least 100 people to this event.  All you have to do is like my public figure page to be eligible and then look for the announcements.  I’ve even attached the link for you below.
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The VIPP Report: Music legend Natalie Cole dies at the age of 65

Natalie Cole GettyWith 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

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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