The VIPP Report: Countdown to Derby 145 in Louisville, KY

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Special Report by Sherlene Shanklin:  WHAS11 Television, an ABC Affiliate Louisville

Down the Stretch: It’s the countdown to Derby 145 held on the first Saturday in May.  There will be plenty of events to attend but the question everyone seems to ask me “What celebrity will travel to Louisville to be apart of the celebration?”  So, I create a list along with their confirmed event.  If you’re having a Kentucky Derby event and you have a special guest attending, please send it to me so I can announce.

Here’s some of the celebrities heading to the Bluegrass State.

Usher Raymond-  Trifecta Gala (performing)

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds– Urban League Gala (performing)

Tank– Darrell Griffith Foundation “Experience”

After 7- Annual Derby Gala 100 Black Men of Louisville

Joe Torry– Annual Derby Gala 100 Black Men of Louisville

Angel McCoughtry– Skills Camp for youth

Asia Durr-Skills Camp for Youth

Steve Harvey-Trifecta Gala

NeNe Leakes– Trifecta Gala

Cynthia Bailey– Trifecta Gala

Warren Moon-Unbridled Eve

Jamon Brown-Unbridled Eve

Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson– Unbridled Eve

Bryson Tiller-Trifecta Gala

Johnny Gill-Barnstable Brown Gala

Randall Cobb-Barnstable Brown Gala

Percy “Master P” Miller-Barnstable Brown Gala

Romeo Miller-Barnstable Brown Gala

Trey Songz-Barnstable Brown Gala

Boyz II Men-Barnstable Brown Gala

David Alan Grier-Barnstable Brown Gala

Von Miller– Barnstable Brown Gala

DeVante Adams-Barnstable Brown Gala

Opening night of Churchill Downs is Saturday, April 27th.  Thurby is held on Thursday, May 2nd. Kentucky Oaks is on Friday, May 3rd and the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 4th all held in Louisville, Ky under the “Twin Spires”.

If you have a story idea, and/or would like to announce your guest(s) for your Kentucky Derby event send it to me at The411@whas11.com.  Follow me on social for real-time updates Twitter: @sherlenemediapr, Instagram: @sherlenemediapro and FB: SherleneShanklin.

 

 

 

The VIPP Report: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds performs at the Louisville Palace on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day will never be the same if you give the gift love through music.  You have only a few hours before you give your sweetheart a surprise.  If you’re like many and time is not on your side consider taking them to a concert. Indiana native singer, songwriter and producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will be performing at the Louisville Palace.  The 11-time Grammy Award winning artist is known for his love ballads and with his dozens of hits throughout his 30 plus years in the entertainment industry.  He’s known for working with stars like Toni Braxton , the late Whitney Houston, TLC and Midnight Star who started their group while attending Kentucky State University.

When you attend the show on February 14th, you will hear songs like “Whip Appeal”, “When Can I See You Again”, “I Care About You” to “Tender Love”.  He will take you down memory lane and he may sing some hits you had no idea he was affiliated with like “My, My, My” by Johnny Gill, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men, or “Red Light Special” by TLC.  Babyface wrote and/or produced all of those songs plus countless others that your favorite artist sings.

Tickets are still available and they range from $30 to $99.50.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show is at 8:00 pm. You can purchase them at www.louisvillepalace.com, or at the Louisville Palace box office.

If you have a story idea, send it to TheVIPPReport@vippcommunications.com. You can follow our team on Twitter @thevippreport @vippcomm and/or @sherlenemediapr.

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