Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: If you are still looking for something to do on Derby night, you might want to attend the Silks in the Bluegrass at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This year the proceeds benefit Operation Open Arms, which finds homes for children while their mothers are in prison and Boys & Girls Haven.
This year's entertainment is R & B/Soul singer and songwriter Valerie Simpson. Simpson and her late husband Ashford Simpson had hits like "Solid" (As a Rock) and they wrote Chaka Khan's mega hit "I'm Every Woman". Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan will be their special guest. U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul is expected to attend the event.
The Silks in the Bluegrass will be May 4th at the Crowne Plaza. Doors open at 7 p.m. and cocktails begin at 7:30 p.m.
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