The VIPP Report: Raphael Saadiq makes a stop at Paristown Hall

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Saadiq writes about real-life situations that no one wants to talk about but necessary for healing and you get a chance to hear him live at Paristown Hall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s exciting to see how much the entertainment circuit has grown over the years in the Bluegrass market. All types of genres, all forms of art and of course the area has some top notch venues.

Grammy Award winning R & B musician, songwriter and the man artists go to for collaborations will be in Louisville for a concert.

Raphael Saadiq will be at the Old Forester Paristown Hall on Monday, February 17th. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. with some new music off of his latest solo project, Jimmy Lee. It was released in August.

The former member of Tony! Toni! Tone! entitled the album after his late brother who died of a heroin overdose.  Through music, Saadiq will take you through the journey of addiction and later loss which many times causes confusion and sadness.

Over Saadiq’s 40 year career, he has many chart-topping hits from “Something Keeps Calling”, “Good Man” to “Ask of You”.  He’s produced songs for John Legend, Solange Knowles, TLC, En Vogue and the late Whitney Houston.

General admission tickets are $35.00 but if you feel like a V.I.P. experience that evening they have a premium ticket which will cost you a little more. Also, there’s a meet and greet ticket available.

The VIPP Report: Wilson, LaBelle & Debarge scheduled to perform at the KFC Yum! Center

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By Sherlene Shanklin

Spring into love with an Evening of Soul with R & B superstars Charlie Wilson and Patti LaBelle along with special guest El DeBarge.

The trio will perform at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, April 6th. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert will begin at 7:00 pm.

The last time, I attended a concert of Wilson his stage performance was second to none. The high energy show moved with dancers and a band for over 50 minutes.

You would expect to pay a lot of money to see these artists are definitely getting a deal with it only costing you between $42 and $125 dollars.

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The VIPP Report: Founding member of Vanity6 dies at 57

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Matthews’ book cover “Blame it on Vanity”

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: Gladys Knight will make a stop in Kentucky at The Louisville Palace

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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: Digital Black of Playa remembers Stephan “Static Major” Garrett

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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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http://www.whas11.com/entertainment/the411/Playas-Digital-Black-remembers-Steven-Static-Major-Garrett-246999061.html

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