By Sherlene M. Shanklin
My first segment for The Lens, a weekly program focusing and celebrating urban lifestyle and their unique perspective on issues took place in the historic Smoketown neighborhood. It’s the oldest African-American neighborhood in Louisville, KY.
“Behind me you see the Ali gloves. Fun fact did you know they were made by Louisville native Ed Hamilton? Now, this week’s The VIPP Report.”
Here’s some of the events I profiled in the inaugural show:
*It’s Bring It Live, The Dance Battle. The show takes place on Monday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
*The Juneteenth Jubilee at Waterfront Park had to be rescheduled due to rain. So they moved it to Sunday, July 28th. The new date signifies the adoption of the 14th amendment to the U-S constitution was certified. The amendment granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States which included slaves.
*Boys 2 Men will be at the Indiana State Fair on Wednesday, August 14th.
*The Kentucky State Fair announces Sheila E and the GAP Experience on Friday, August 16th. The concert is free with paid gate admission. The KY State Fair runs August 15th through the 25th.
*The NAACP Hardin County Branch will host their 28th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, September 21st. Their special guest speaker will be Roland Martin.
*It’s Wu-Tang Clan’s 36th Chambers 25th Anniversary Tour on Friday, October 18th at Paristown Hall on Brent Street. Tickets are $115. You can purchase them at kentuckycenter.org.
I’m excited to announce that i’m one of the producers of a new show. I will also have the wonderful opportunity to present The VIPP Report.
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