The VIPP Report: It’s the Derby Takeover Part Two featuring Lil Boosie & Kevin Gates

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Featuring Lil Boosie and Kevin Gates in concert

Kentucky Derby Special Report by Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC Louisville 

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: There’s something to do for everyone when you come to the “Derby City” especially around the Running of the 142nd Kentucky Derby.  It appears that I will be busy announcing celebrities this year.  I’m getting a lot of calls and emails.  This event, I65 Nation is calling “Derby Takeover Part Two”.  It’s Lil Boosie and Kevin Gates in concert Friday, May 6th at the KY Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane. The Derby party and concert is from 10 pm to 3 am.

Tickets are available and general admission is $50.  If you are going to do Derby “VIP” style your ticket is $80 and if you want to be a part of the “All Access” club you can get backstage for the Meet & Greet for $200.  To purchase them go to BoosieAndGates.Com.

If you have a Kentucky Derby event, send it to me at The411@whas11.com.  You can follow me on Twitter @Sherlenemediapr and Instagram at Sherlenemediapro.

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin is a blog that announces and post Kentucky Derby events.  Stay tuned for additional announcements.  I will announce them on WHAS11 Noon Show on Thursdays, WLOU/104.7FM at 11:30 am each Thursday, WHAS11 GMK Saturday mornings with Tabnie Dozier, whas11.com and on my social media pages.   

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The VIPP Report: The King of New York takes on Kentucky during Derby weekend

50centofficialTHE KING OF NEW YORK TAKES ON KENTUCKY WITH A BIG PRE-DERBY BASH

Oaks Night will be “Immortal” when Effen Vodka presents 50 Cent Derby Takeover Friday, May 6th.  Partygoers will need to get their rest because this event will go right into Derby morning.  11 pm to 6 am at Club Liv Louisville located at 133 W. Liberty Street.  Ticket specials available on Eventbrite. 

The Grammy Award winning rap artist, actor and entrepreneur also welcomes DJ E-Feezy, The Wolf of South Beach. 

Young Buck, DJ Fresh, (Rich Homie Quan’s DJ) and DJ Slikk will be a part of what promoters are calling the “Main Event”. 

This dress to impress event will do an Effen Vodka Toast at 3:30 am to bring in Derby weekend and to welcome celebrity guests and visitors into the city.  A list of celebrity guest will be released in coming weeks.  

There will be a “Taste Room” with some of Louisville’s top chefs.  The Seafood Lady will be at the event from 12:30 am to 3:00 am.  Instead of rushing to an area restaurant before they close.  Keys2KY and BHen Entertainment have thought of everything. Latricia Soul Food will cook breakfast for guests from 4:00 am to 6:00 am. 

This is an event you have to put on your itinerary when you are looking for a great time in the “Ville”.  Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or you can stop by Rebellious Kourture, 230 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd; Better Days West, 2600 W. Broadway; JT’s Variety Club, 8021 Preston Hwy; and Exclusive Wear, 630 E. Broadway.

If you would like to reserve a table contact 731-444-2480.  Purchase tickets by going to 50centderby.eventbrite.com.

The event was made possible by Effen Vodka, Southern Wine and Spirits, Keys2KY and BHen Entertainment. 

You still have time if you would like to be a sponsor by calling 502-614-0429.

To setup an interview and/or request media credential for 50 Cent’s Derby Takeover contact VIPP Communications at 502-582-7716 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com. 

The VIPP Report is owned by Sherlene Shanklin, Owner/President of VIPP Communications headquartered in Louisville, KY.  The home of the “Greatest” Muhammad Ali and the “Greatest” two minutes of all sports the “Kentucky Derby”. 

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The VIPP Report: R. Kelly announces his “The Buffet” tour

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By Sherlene Shanklin

Updated 5-2-16: R. Kelly postpones Louisville concert sighting production adjustments.  So, the new date is Saturday, September 10th at the KFC Yum! Center. 

(Louisville, KY)  He was in Louisville a couple of months ago for an appearance but now he returns for a show.  Should I say this goes out to all of the “Mothers”! On Sunday, May 8th,  (Mother’s Day) it’s The Buffet Tour featuring R. Kelly at the KFC Yum! Center.  The tour is named after his new album “The Buffet” .

If you look at the calendar even closer, that’s Derby weekend too.

There will be additional information released in the coming days.

Below is the tour’s schedule.

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The VIPP Report: When two great civil rights leaders “Meet”

 

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AT THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE

Due to a medical emergency, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage did not get to debut the stage play “The Meeting”.  It’s about the meeting of the minds between two of the most prominent names in the Civil Rights Movement.  They had two totally different approaches but their ultimate goal for racial equality was the same.  While it was timely to do during Black History Month the story is timeless.

So on Sunday, April 24th at 3:00 p.m. the Griot Players Series at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) presents “The Meeting”.  The play is by Jeff Stetson and directed by Baron Kelly.  Admission is only $5 per person.

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had met for an hour or so, what would they have found to say to each other?  Jeff Stetson undertook to answer that question in this one-act play.  The play sets the clock back to the year 1965, when a fictionalized meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X took place at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, New York. One who believed in non-violence while the other believed in self-defense, the scenes in the play reveal the shared pain behind their very different philosophies to address racial inequality are very compelling.

Aukram Burton, Executive Director for KCAAH says “The playwright provides a fascinating premise in the “The Meeting.” The play imagines Martin Luther King visiting Malcolm X at the latter’s invitation in his Harlem hotel room in 1965, just days before Malcolm X’s murder and three years before an assassin’s bullet would kill Dr. King’s life. “The Meeting” is an important play that will provide an engrossing story about two great Black freedom fighters that remains relevant to audiences today. I encourage families and youth groups to see a piece of history”.

This program will be produced by the Kentucky Center African American Heritage in collaboration with the African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville.

For additional information on “The Meeting” contact 502-583-4100.

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The VIPP Report was created by Sherlene Shanklin. Owner of VIPP Communications based out of Louisville, KY. @Vippcomm @Sherlenemediapr

 

The VIPP Report: Muhammad Ali’s childhood home ready for tours

Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC, Louisville, KY

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Work is almost complete on the childhood home of Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali.  The Louisville native’s home located at 33rd and Grand Avenue has been restored to when the “Greatest” and his family lived in the West Louisville home.

The restoration is now complete and the only thing to do is move in the furniture says Rev. Charles Elliott, founder of Jesus and a Job.  They help restore the Clay home.  This will be all completed in time for the public dedication on Sunday, May 1st, which is just days prior to the Kentucky Derby.  Fans visiting Louisville will have another place to visit while in town.

I’m awaiting official notification on the cost of the tour but as soon as I get it I will file another report.

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The VIPP Report: Travel delays cause Bone Thugs n Harmony to postpone Louisville show with fans standing in line

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TONIGHT’S CONCERT POSTPONED 

Due to a travel delay, two members of the group were unable to make it to Louisville tonight.

The show will now take place on Saturday, March 26th. Hold onto your tickets they will be honored at next week’s show. If you are unable to make it on the 26th, refunds are available at point of purchase.

In a statement sent to me says “Both Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & The Mercury Ballroom apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We sincerely hope everyone can make it make back next Saturday. Thank you.”

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The VIPP Report: Bone Thugs n Harmony perform in Louisville

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Tonight, it’s the meeting at the Crossroads as Bone Thugs n Harmony celebrate their 20th anniversary of their Grammy Award winning song. 

They are known for their fast –pace rapping style. The Ohio natives don’t have too far to travel to entertain their Louisville fan-base.

On Thursday, March 17th, it’s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at the Mercury Ballroom.  Formed in 1990, the group have collaborated with hip-hop/rap legends like Eazy –E, 2 Pac, Notorius B.I.G. and Big Pun.

Tickets are $27.50 in advance.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

You can purchase tickets by going online at www.mercuryballroom.com or at the Louisville Palace Box Office.

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