SLIDESHOW: Grand Gala welcomes guests on Derby Eve - WDRB 41 Louisville News

SLIDESHOW: Grand Gala welcomes guests on Derby Eve

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB's Valerie Chinn attended the Grand Gala on Derby Eve, where NBA legends and Grammy award-winning singers walked the purple carpet at The Marriott East.

Award-winning singers Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson, best known for their "A Whole New World" duet, walked the carpet together Friday and performed a few hit songs.

Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx appeared at the gala with his two daughters. He stars in this weekend's release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

MLB home-run great Ken Griffey Jr. also made an appearance, saying it is fun to dress up at the event.

NBA legends Julius Erving, Scottie Pippen and Mitch Ritchmond walked the purple carpet, as well as former University of Louisville basketball star Russ Smith, who will enter the NBA Draft this summer.

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