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.
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