The VIPP Report: Vic Frierson returns to his hometown where he learned to love music will perform in a special show

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(Louisville, KY) Legacies Unlimited and Ken Clay & Associates presents The Walnut Street Revue featuring Louisville native Vic Frierson.  It’s A Song for You: A Tribute to the Life & Music of Luther Vandross. Frierson will celebrate the life and music of Luther Vandross. It will be held on Sunday, August 6th at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.  General admission tickets are $40 per person and if you would like to sit in the V.I.P. section on-stage it will be $45.

This is a homecoming for Vic who attended Male High School and the University of Louisville.  The singer/songwriter will perform his original show in front of people who inspired him to follow his dreams in the entertainment industry for nearly 50 years.

Tickets are available online at cliftoncenter.org.  You can also pick them up at the following locations: Better Days Records in Lyles Mall and 1765 Bardstown Road.

If you would like to setup an interview with Vic Frierson and/or Ken Clay, please contact Sherlene Shanklin with VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

*Please note-Vic Frierson will be in Louisville a week prior to the concert for in-studio interviews and performances.  

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The VIPP Report: Comedian Dave Chappelle announces popup show in Louisville

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Tickets went on sale at 10 am Friday for comedian/actor Dave Chappelle’s pop up show in Louisville and at 2:30 pm that afternoon, I’ve received word that the show is sold out for the Louisville Palace show.

Chappelle will be in Louisville on Thursday, June 8th.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m.

I have not received word if another show will be added but follow me on Twitter @Sherlenemediapr for updates.

 

 

The VIPP Report: News conference to announce an event to keep Louisville native Lionel Hampton’s music legacy alive

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MEDIA ADVISORY

June 2, 2017

 

WHO:             Lincoln Foundation representatives and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

WHAT:           Details will be announced about an upcoming event that will celebrate the                           life and accomplishments of Louisville native Lionel Hampton

WHEN:           Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WHERE:         Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main Street

TIME:             11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Confirmed attendees:

Mayor Greg Fischer, Dick Sisto, Ken Clay, Larry McDonald, and a representative from the Owsley Brown II family

If you have any questions, please contact Paula Campbell with Lincoln Foundation at 502-651-1015 or Sherlene Shanklin with VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435.

 

 

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.

VIPP Communications is one of the top public relations, marketing, branding, social media messaging, promotions and event management firm that caterers to high profile clients. We have top business leaders, present and former professional athletes, entertainers and artists.  Visit our website for a complete list by visiting http://www.vippcommunications.com.  You can follow us on Twitter @vippcomm/@Sherlenemediapr/@thevippreport.  

 

 

The VIPP Report: Louisville native Bryson Tiller adds a second show in his hometown

By Sherlene Shanklin

Someone mentioned to me yesterday that Louisville native Bryson Tiller will have two show in Louisville as part of his “Set It Off” tour.  I looked at that schedule multiple times and just didn’t see it.

Then in the last hour the Grammy-nominated artist announced three popup shows and there it was “LOUISVILLE”.

Tiller will start the popups tomorrow, June 1st with The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA. The second on will be June 3rd in New York at the Bowery Ballroom and then his last popup will be in his hometown of Louisville, KY.  He will be at the Mercury Ballroom on Wednesday, June 7th.

The Mercury Ballroom is an intimate venue where the patrons stand.  It holds around 900 people.

The show is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. This is what the Mercury Ballroom is saying about the concert:

The VIPP Report: Louisville native Bryson Tiller announces “Set It Off” tour

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By Sherlene Shanklin

His “Trap Soul” album took the music industry by storm.  Now, Louisville native and Grammy nominated artist Bryson Tiller announces his “Set It Off” tour and of course his hometown is on the list.

Fans will see Bryson on Saturday, September 16 at the KFC Yum! Center as part of his North American tour.  Metro Boomin and R&B singer H.E.R. will open the show.

His new album “True to Self” is already getting rave reviews and maybe ranked of No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. He surprised fans by releasing it on May 26th about a month earlier than its anticipated date.

I will monitor that ranking when it comes out this Sunday, June 4. This is only Bryson’s aka Pen Griffey’s second album.  The RCA artist has been singing and rapping since his high school days at Iroquois High and in 2014 his single “Don’t” became a hit thanks to the internet and his new found followers. Artists like Drake and Timbaland vibed on Tiller’s sound and that’s what got labels interested.

Now, he’s had hits like “Sorry Not Sorry”, “Exchange” and his current hit “Somethin Tells Me”.

Bryson is already collecting plenty of hardware for his trophy case. In 2016, he won Best new artist, Best R& B/Pop artist at the BET Awards. He also won Best New R & B artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards this year.  His nominations have been adding up too from the Grammy Awards to the Billboard Music Awards.

The tour kicks off on June 23rd in Los Angeles in the Staple Center.

Tickets for the September 16th show in Louisville start at $39.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

If you have a story idea, send it to me at thevippreport@vippcommunications.com.  For real-time news follow me on Twitter @sherlenemediapr and Instagram @sherlenemediapro.

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The VIPP Report: New online jewelry line

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There’s a new online jewelry line that’s BOLD, BEAUTIFUL and makes a statement.  VIPP Style Accessories is a jewelry vendor that searches high and low to find affordable statement pieces.  They started their business in December 2016 and they are already having to expand.  The VIPP Style team handpicks each piece.

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To see what’s currently available go to http://www.vippstyle.com.

On Facebook @vippstyle and Instagram @vipp_style.

If you would like to have some of these pieces in your boutique, on display, style shows and/or weddings contact us booking@vippstyle.com.

No order is too small nor too big.  If you would like to be on the VIPP Style Team and/or would like to host a jewelry show email us at vippstyle@vippcommunications.com.

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