Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television/ABC Louisville
Singer, songwriter, actress and model Denise Matthews has died. To many you will know her as Vanity from Vanity 6. The lead singer of the R&B/funk group that made the song “Nasty Girl” a chart topping hit in 1982. It’s said that Prince coined the name “Vanity”, because after looking into a mirror she was the female version of him.
Matthews walked away from her music and acting career to concentrate her time to her faith as a Christian.
Denise “Vanity” Matthews died today at the age of 57.
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The VIPP Report: The Midnight train from Georgia will make a story in Louisville. The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight will be in concert at the Louisville Palace on Friday, September 12th at 8:00 p.m. The seven-time Grammy Award winner got her start in the church performing gospel music at the age of four. She along with her brother, sister and two cousins, in 1959 The Pips were born. In 1962, the group was renamed Gladys Knight & The Pips. Now, you can see Knight starring in the syndicated sitcom, “The First Family” where she plays the mother of the President. Her film credits include “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”. Tickets for Gladys Knight starts at $39.99. You can purchase them at the Louisville Palace Theatre Box Office and ticketmaster.com.If you have a story idea send it to TheVIPPReport@vippcommunications.com. You can also follow us on @VIPPComm.
The VIPP Report: In a raw interview with Louisville native Ben “Digital Black” Bush of Playa he opens up to Sherlene Shanklin of WHAS11 and owner of the The VIPP Report about Stephan “Static Major” Garrett. Bush talks about the call he received from Static’s wife six years ago today.
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