If you’re a 90’s baby and I say the phrase, “Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike” what immediately comes to mind? Likely, New Edition’s hit song “Candy Girl”. As you sing that song in your head, just think in May you can sing it along with them. RBRM: Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike will hit the road, 4 The Love of It Tour. The legendary multi-platinum R & B stars will be at the Louisville Palace Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Can you believe that New Edition’s Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins have performed for over four decades? One of the pioneers in the boy band era basically changing the landscape of popular music. You will hear songs like: Mr. Telephone Man, Is This The End, Popcorn Love, Count Me Out, Can You Stand The Rain, and “If It Isn’t Love” just to name a few of their many hit singles.
Also, during their Louisville show, Bobby Brown and Bell Biv DeVoe will perform individually.
The members call “RBRM” a new explosive twist as they hit the stage together in the Spring. Tickets are already on sale and range from $49.50 to $119.50. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.LouisvillePalace.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.
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It’s a tradition
that many automatically put on their calendars from year to year because when
you attend the celebration hosted by Legacies Unlimited Inc. you walk away
realizing that so many that grew up in this community made history in so many
ways especially in the entertainment industry. On January 25th
& 26th, they will be remembered and celebrated for their
outstanding accomplishments. It’s all about Celebrating the Legacy of
BlackLouisville. It will be held at the Kentucky
Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) located at 1701 West Muhammad Ali
event pays tribute to the achievements and contributions that Louisville’s
African American citizens have made to Louisville, the nation and the world.
program will consist of exhibits, workshops and two performance events.
It’s the JAZZ AT THE TOP HAT. A re-imagined night out at the Top Hat Club,
Black Louisville’s most famous entertainment spot during the glory days of the
1940’s and 50’s. This event will present jazz vocalist, Bobby J and will
feature International flutist and Jazz historian Galen Abdur
second event is The Walnut Street Revue, a live stage show reminiscent of the
“chitlin circuit” performances that played in venues on Walnut Street, now
Muhammad Ali Blvd., in the 1940’s & 50’ when Walnut Street was in
vogue. The revue will be hosted by WLKY’s Ann Bowdan. The evening will be
filled with great music presented The Jerry Tolson Jazz Group with vocalists
Alisia and Karen Chavez.
special tribute will be paid to the late Foree Wells, a Louisville musician who
played with some of the greatest blues performers in the business, which
included —music legend the late B.B. King. Wells, also founded the
Walnut Street Blues Band which included his two sons and a daughter in law. The
Walnut Street Rhythm & Blues Band will be in attendance that evening and
will perform a special tribute in memory of their beloved father, Foree Wells.
Opening Ceremony will take place from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday, January 25th
followed by an unveiling of the exhibits. The exhibits included in this
year’s program include the following: Two Centuries of Black
Louisville …the Exhibit – A permanent exhibit of photographs from the
book Two Centuries of Black Louisville —A Photographic History; Textile
Designs by Louisville’s “Bag Lady” – Zephyr May Miller; and The
Works of Louisville Folk Artist, Marvin Finn plus much more.
will be two workshops held on Saturday, January 26th. The
first one, The Legacy of Central High School from 10:00 am to
11:30 am. It’s an investigative look at the historical significance and impact
that Central had on its students and the community as well. Come learn about
the legacy that this educational institution created over the years through the
lens of Dr. Larry Wilkins Doyle, a 1968 CHS graduate whose did his doctoral
studies on the historic school. The second workshop will be The
Listening RoomWorkshop. It will present recordings of
Louisville’s African American entertainers & musicians of the 50’s, 60’s
& 70’s. These selections will be provided by the Soulful Sounds of
Derbytown and presented by Ron Lewis of Mr. Wonderful Productions.
the Legacy of Black Louisville is presented by Legacies
Unlimited in partnership with the KCAAH and the University of Louisville
Archives & Special Collections. It is made possible through support from
the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, WLKY-TV and George & Mary Lee
for the both JAZZ AT THE TOP HAT and WALNUT STREET REVUE are available at
Better Days Records in Lyles Mall or at 1765 Bardstown Road AND JAMBUSTERS
BALLOONS & MORE at Popular Level Road. For ticket information call (502)
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They announced just before the holidays the would reunite and go on tour along with some of their friends. Well now, I have the date for Louisville for Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz-B also known as B2K.
The multi-platinum R & B group will kick-off their tour in March 2019 and they will make a stop in Louisville as Kentucky Derby activities will be in full swing.
Save the date of Sunday, April 29th at the KFC
Yum! Center. The group is calling it “The Millennium Tour”. The
will visit some 25 cities in the U.S. Louisville is a part of their limited engagement
Their special guests for the concert will be Mario, Pretty
Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 AM on Monday, January 14,
2019 at the KFC Yum! Center box office, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at
start at $42.50.
The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
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