The VIPP Report: Its like hitting the “trifecta” when attending Junior Bridgeman’s Derby Gala

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Special Report by Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, ABC Louisville

(Louisville, KY)  Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin:  The celebrity guest list for events surrounding Kentucky Derby 144 continues to grow as we are now on the fast track to the finish.

It’s always exciting to see who will attend the galas.  I now have the list for the Trifecta Gala. They have previously announced Music legend Stevie Wonder as the entertainment and the host for the evening is night talk show legend Arsenio Hall.   It will be held on Friday, May 4th in the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville at 7:00 p.m.  Their proceeds benefit the West End School and the University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities.

Here’s a few names that will walk the Trifecta Gala red carpet:

-Actor, comedian and star of ABC’s Blackish Anthony Anderson

-Actor, writer, director and the star of the new Avengers: Infinity War Don Cheadle

-NFL Hall of famer and Super Bowl champion Orlando Pace

-Attorney and television personality Star Jones

-Super music producer and Kentucky native Finis White

-Kentucky basketball assistant coach, former NBA player and former Louisville star Kenny Payne

-Louisville native known as Dr. Dunkenstein for the Utah Jazz and Louisville basketball Darrell Griffith  

Many of these guests will also attend the Celebrity After-Party hosted by Diddy at the Louisville Palace from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am.

To learn more about both events and ticket availability go to www.trifectagala.com.

If you have a Kentucky Derby event send it to me at The411@whas11.com.  You can follow me on Twitter @sherlenemediapr and Instagram @Sherlenemediapro.

Sherlene Shanklin also created The VIPP Report to highlight events, community affairs, entertainment, sports and client news.  It also highlights the Emmy-nominated and Regional Murrow Award winner for being on the WHAS11 team for Best Newscast in the Rick Pitino and University of Louisville suspension/investigation.  For projects and speaking engagements.  Follow her on Facebook @SherleneShanklinmediaprpro, Twitter @Sherlenemediapr and Instagram @Sherlenemediapro.  

 

 

 

 

 

The VIPP Report: Stevie Wonder receives a special gift from the Louisville Slugger Museum and the KFC Yum! Center

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Tonight, music legend Stevie Wonder is in Louisville for his SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE TOUR at the KFC Yum! Center.  The singer, songwriter, musician and producer received a special gift today.  The KFC Yum Center and the Louisville Slugger presented Wonder with a Louisville Slugger bat.  It was the first ever braille bat. One one side words were engraved and then on the other side it was put into braille.

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The VIPP Report: Stevie Wonder will perform in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville

The VIPP Report:  Critics are declaring that this show is possibly 2014’s greatest testament to the limitless potential of American music itself.  Legendary singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder announces his “Songs in the key of life performance” tour.

The 25-time Grammy Award winner will be at the KFC Yum! Center on Friday, March 27th.

To date, Wonder has 49 Top 40 singles, 32 number #1 singles and he has sold more than 100 million units worldwide.  For additional information on tickets go to http://www.livenation.com.

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Stevie Wonder will perform in the Yum! Center

Stevie Wonder will perform in the Yum! Center