The VIPP Report: Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen is crowned in Louisville

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(LOUISVILLE, KY) The Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant (MKYOT) was held in Louisville May 26-28 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  On Saturday, May 28th, a panel of judges selected the young lady who will represent Kentucky in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.

Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen, Abigail Quammen was crowned and now she will prepare to represent the Bluegrass. The 17 year- old senior attends Lexington Catholic High School.  She dazzled the judges and the audience with her rendition of “Astonishing”.

Dr. Ashley Anderson, Executive Director, MKYOT Program and her team of pageant professionals will work with Abigail to help prepare her for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held July 22nd-29th in Orlando, FL.

The Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program celebrated their 20th anniversary of preparing Kentucky women to become strong leaders in their perspective communities. The program continues to exemplify the high standards of scholarship, style, service and success.

To celebrate the accomplishments of the program, 2017 Miss America Savvy Shields was the keynote speaker for the “Meet the Miss American” luncheon where Miss America 2000 and Kentucky native, Heather French Henry served as the emcee.

If you would like to setup an interview and/or schedule an appearance with Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Abigail Quammen or Dr. Anderson please contact Sherlene Shanklin, VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

About Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant  The Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Organization.  This program is empowering young women through pageantry to develop leadership skills, confidence and achieve their biggest goals in life. MKYOT is changing Kentucky, one young woman at a time! The pageant was held May 26th-28th in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  For more information, visit http://www.misskentuckypageant.com.

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The VIPP Report: Fund for the Arts Partners with Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen

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LOUISVILLE, KY, DECEMBER 21, 2016- Fund for the Arts is proud to announce its partnership with the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.  Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen (MKYOT), Chapel Tinius, will serve as an arts ambassador for Fund for the Arts during her term as MKYOT.  This partnership will emphasize the essential need for greater arts education throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program and Fund for the Arts will collaborate in an effort to create more opportunity for the students of Kentucky through the arts.  Both organizations are fully committed to providing the resources necessary to develop the next generation of outstanding leaders.

“I believe that the arts are an important source of the 21st century skills needed to succeed in today’s society,” said Chapel Tinius.  “These 21st century skills include critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and confidence. I have had the privilege to develop these skills through my involvement in theatre and music.  What’s more, I performed a fiddle and vocal medley for the talent portion of my MKYOT competition in June.”

Fund for the Arts supports the development of 21st century skills through funding of arts initiatives for young people in our community.  They have created over 400,000 transformative arts experiences annually for students in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  These 21st century skills allow students to be more successful in their chosen profession and create more innovation throughout our community.  Fund for the Arts also supports the annual Scholastic Arts Awards, as well as offering scholarship and award opportunities, including the William Tolbert Whittenberg Scholarship.

“We are so excited about the partnership between the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program and Fund for the Arts.  Our Organization is about empowering young women, through pageantry, to develop the leadership skills, confidence and network to achieve their biggest goals in life.  Our mission is in perfect alignment with the work that Fund for the Arts does across the Commonwealth and we couldn’t be happier to join forces!” Dr. Ashley D. Miller, Executive Director, Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program, said.  “Arts exposure and participation is instrumental to the development of our next generation of leaders and we’re thrilled to combine our platform with theirs to make a greater impact.”

More information about scholarship opportunities through Fund for the Arts can be found online at www.fundforthearts.org .  For information about competing in the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant, visit www.misskentuckypageant.com/mkot.html

About Fund for the Arts Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit with the mission to maximize the arts to drive economic development, education, and quality of life in our community. The Fund conducts one of the oldest united arts campaigns in the country and supports world-class institutions, community organizations and arts in education. Fund for the Arts also hosts the nationally recognized NeXt leadership development program for young professionals, and leads collective action across the arts and cultural sector. For more information, visit www.fundforthearts.org.

About Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant  The Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Organization.  This program is empowering young women through pageantry to develop leadership skills, confidence and achieve their biggest goals in life. MKYOT is changing Kentucky, one young woman at a time! The pageant will be held May 26th-28th in Louisville, KY at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  For more information, visit www.misskentuckypageant.com.

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The VIPP Report: Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant Finds A New Home

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(Louisville KY) On Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 pm one young lady will walk across the stage to receive her crown in the 2016 Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant.  Teens from all over the Bluegrass will travel to Louisville to compete for cash scholarships and an assortment of other prizes.

Twenty-three young ladies between the ages of 13 to 17 will be at the Kentucky Center for the Arts located in downtown Louisville from June 24th-25th.  Each contestant will go through two preliminary phases of competition.  Then on Saturday night, the Top 11 scorers will participate in the final competition where one will be crowned Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen.

Each contestant will be judged on talent, a private interview, lifestyle and fitness in sportswear, evening wear and on-stage question.  The winner on June 25th will represent Kentucky at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant in Orlando, Florida from August 2-6th.

Ashley Miller, Executive Director for the teen pageant and Vice President of the Miss Kentucky board says “This system is a great opportunity for the teens of Kentucky to showcase their talents and win scholarships that can assist them in paying for college. The Miss America organization is about empowering young women with the skills they need to be successful leaders both in their careers and in their communities.  It is largely because of the skills I learned during my time competing in this system that I have been so successful in my career and community.”

If you would like to come out and support the Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, tickets start at $30.  You can purchase them at the Kentucky Center Box Office.

If you would like to be a sponsor and/or donate gift bags please, contact Ashley Miller at MissKYOTeen@gmail.com.  To set up an interview, please call Sherlene Shanklin, at sshanklin@vippcommunications.com or 502-582-7716.

For additional information on the pageant please visit www.misskentuckypageant.com.

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 The Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Organization.  This program is empowering young women through pageantry to develop leadership skills, confidence and achieve their biggest goals in life. MKYOT is changing Kentucky, one young woman at a time!

The VIPP Report: Faith Evans and Joe will perform at the Kentucky Center for the Arts

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On Saturday, July 16th at the Kentucky Center R & B fans will hear multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist Faith Evans. She is not coming alone.  The promoter tells me that Grammy nominated artist Joe will join Evans for the show.  Tickets for the Louisville show will start at $53 dollars and they go on sale March 11th.

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The VIPP Report: It’s Love, Peace & “Soul”child

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Save the Date of Saturday, February 20th, for multiplatinum artist and nine-time Grammy-nominated artist Musiq Soulchild. Fans will hear songs like “Sobeautiful”, “Halfcrazy” and “Teachme” just to name a few of his hits. The singer/songwriter will at in Louisville at the Kentucky Center for a great night of music.

Musiq is not coming alone. He will share the stage with Donell Jones.    This platinum-selling artist will perform hits like “Where I Wanna Be”, “U Know What’s Up”, and “My Apology”.

This concert is scheduled for two hours and 45 minutes with an intermission at the Kentucky Center.  Tickets start at $48 for the 8 pm show.

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The VIPP Report: Marvin Sapp, Brian Courtney Wilson and Earnest Pugh come to the Kentucky Center

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Louisville continues to bring top artists to the city from all genres.  Now, if you love Gospel there’s an event you don’t want to miss.  It’s the Rejoice In Concert with Bishop Marvin Sapp, Brian Courtney Wilson and Earnest Pugh.  They will have a special guest, the Sensational Singing Bentley’s.  It all takes place on Sunday, November 1st at 6:00 pm in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center.

The promoters of the event also wanted to remember in loving memory Asia Ludlow aka Nikki Love a Louisville radio and television personality who died from cancer a year ago.

The emcee for the evening will be Miss Krystal Goodner from WLOU Radio.

Tickets start at $35 and you can purchase them at www.kentuckycenter.org, by phone 584-7777 or at the Kentucky Center box office.  I will also be giving away tickets so watch my social pages for details.  Twitter @Sherlenemediapr Instagram Sherlenemediapro and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Sherlene-Shanklin-879349238779773/timeline/?ref=hl .

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The VIPP Report: Floetry makes a stop in Louisville as part of their reunion tour

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English R & B duo Floetry with Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart announced earlier this year, that they would reunite for a tour.

On Thursday, July 9th, Floetry will be in Louisville at the Kentucky Center.  The two and a half hour concert will include an intermission.  Tickets are still available and they start at $45.

Fans will get to hear hits like, “Say Yes”, “Floetic”, “Supastar”, and “Getting Late” just to name a few of their hits.

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