KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S 20TH ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA HONOREE, TONY BENNETT, RECOGNIZED WITH LAS VEGAS MARQUEE DISPLAY AND STREET RENAMING

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KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S 20TH ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA
HONOREE, TONY BENNETT, RECOGNIZED WITH LAS VEGAS MARQUEE DISPLAY AND STREET RENAMING

 

On Thursday, May 19, Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love® gala honoree, Tony Bennett, was recognized as 20 Las Vegas marquees around the city lit up with an image of the world-renowned artist in celebration of his 90th birthday and participation in the Gala. More than 50 people attended the invite-only fête, including Bennett’s wife Susan Benedetto, while dozens of onlookers gathered around to watch the ceremony, which took place on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

 

Local Las Vegas entertainer Mark Shunock served as the emcee of the soiree and kicked-off the event by introducing the man of the hour, Bennett, and Keep Memory Alive Co-Founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak then gave remarks recognizing Bennett’s outstanding career by proclaiming Las Vegas Boulevard to be renamed “Tony Bennett Boulevard” for the full day of the Gala on Saturday, May 21. Following Sisolak’s presentation, Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority, acknowledged Bennett’s impact on Las Vegas.

 

Next, Bennett and Ruvo took to the stage to discuss Bennett’s career, milestone birthday and what Keep Memory Alive and brain health means to him. Ruvo then lead the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday,” which concluded with a Dom Pérignon champagne toast by Shunock as the marquees illuminated with Bennett’s picture. Las Vegas marquees that helped mark the occasion included Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Fashion Show Mall, Fremont Street Experience, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Harrah’s Las Vegas, M Resort, Maverick Helicopters, Miracle Mile Shops, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, Rio All-Suite hotel & Casino, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Cromwell, The Linq Hotel & Casino, Tropicana Casino Hotel Resort, Wynn | Encore.

 

Bennett will be honored Saturday, May 21 during the 20th annual Power of Love gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where some of the biggest entertainers in the industry will join together to celebrate Bennett and his career. James Corden, Andra Day, Darius Rucker, Jordin Sparks, Steven Tyler and more will perform heart-felt tributes of some of Bennett’s infamous hits. Continuing its 20-year history, the star-studded event raises funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.

The MGM Grand marquee features an image of Tony Bennett during a celebration of Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala honoree Bennett's 90th birthday Thursday, May 19, 2016, at New York New York. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
The MGM Grand marquee features an image of Tony Bennett during a celebration of Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala honoree Bennett’s 90th birthday Thursday, May 19, 2016, at New York New York. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
Keep Memory Alive Co-founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo has a conversation with Tony Bennett during a celebration of Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala honoree Bennett's 90th birthday Thursday, May 19, 2016, at New York New York. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
Keep Memory Alive Co-founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo has a conversation with Tony Bennett during a celebration of Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala honoree Bennett’s 90th birthday Thursday, May 19, 2016, at New York New York. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
From left, Mark Shunock from Mondays Dark, Keep Memory Alive Co-founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo, Tony Bennett, LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak pose for photos during a celebration of Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala honoree Bennett's 90th birthday Thursday, May 19, 2016, at New York New York. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau
From left, Mark Shunock from Mondays Dark, Keep Memory Alive Co-founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo, Tony Bennett, LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak pose for photos during a celebration of Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love gala honoree Bennett’s 90th birthday Thursday, May 19, 2016, at New York New York. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset.  Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.  For more information, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org

 

2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

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2015 LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar Headline The Three-Day Festival
September 25 – September 27

Tickets now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com

 

Today, Life is Beautiful Festival announced the official artist lineup for the third edition of the music, food, arts and learning festival. In partnership with Another Planet Entertainment and Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will return to Downtown Las Vegas to provide festival- goers an exciting experience of world-class cuisine, extraordinary art and some of the world’s biggest musicians.

 

Headlining this year is 25-time GRAMMY®  winner and  global  superstar, Stevie  Wonder, Las Vegas hometown rockstars, Imagine Dragons, hip-hop heavyweight, Kendrick Lamar, and music  legends, Duran Duran, who are among more than 70 established and emerging artists to hit the four outdoor stages throughout the weekend.

 

In collaboration with Insomniac, Life is Beautiful will host an entire Insomniac curated music area, taking over one of the four stages on the festival grounds. World leading and fresh faced dance music artists on this year’s lineup include Thievery Corporation, Porter Robinson, Major Lazor, DJ Snake, Tchami, Cashmere Cat and many more.

 

2015 Life is Beautiful Festival Lineup

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Duran Duran, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Major Lazer, Death Cab For Cutie, Brandon Flowers, Kygo, Atmosphere, Twenty One Pilots, Porter Robinson, Thievery Corporation, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Metric, DJ Snake, Awolnation, Walk The Moon, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Rebelution, GRiZ, Future Islands, SOJA, Royal Blood, Madeon, Glass Animals, Lindsey Stirling, Clean Bandit, BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, Best Coast, Robin Schulz, The Green, TCHAMI, SZA, Against Me!, Dan Deacon, Meg Myers, Cashmere Cat, New Politics, Tommy Trash, Two Gallants, Ryn Weaver, Shamir, What So Not, Big Data, Elle King, JAUZ, Saint Motel, BØRNS, X Ambassadors, Klingande, Halsey, SALVA, Leikeli47, The London Souls, Kaleo, Giraffage, Andra Day, Mercer, Night Terrors of 1927, Parade of Lights, Peking Duk, Jared & The Mill, Mercy Music, and more to be announced!

In 2014, more than 90,000 fans came together for Life is Beautiful, which expanded to a three-day festival following its amazing success. Now in its third year, the all-ages cultural experience continues to grow with the return of the world’s most influential culinary experts, artists and interactive learning sessions.

 

Directed by Ryen McPherson of Critical Focus, the 2015 Life is Beautiful Festival lineup video takes over Downtown Las Vegas with music by Atmosphere & Against Me!.

 

Tickets are now on sale at LifeisBeautiful.com. Advance tickets are available in limited quantities on first- come-first-serve bases.

 

Three-Day General Admission (GA) Tickets:

  • Advance 3-day GA: $235 plus taxes/fees
  • Regular 3-day GA: $255 plus taxes/fees

 

VIP Tickets:

  • Regular 3-day VIP: $595 plus taxes/fees

 

VIP Tickets Include:

  • One 3-day VIP pass to Life is Beautiful 2015
  • Access to private viewing areas at the Downtown and Ambassador stages
  • Access to the “VIP Lounge” located adjacent to the Downtown and Ambassador stages, featuring:
    • Shaded VIP relaxation area with comfortable furniture and lounge chairs
    • Exclusive VIP-only food vendors, art vendors, and art installations
    • ‘Culinary Corner Stage’ with daily chef celebrity demonstrations and tastings
    • Private air-conditioned restrooms with attendants
    • Charging stations and live-streaming of the festival stages, culinary demonstrations and major sporting events
  • Access to VIP priority seating for all Learning Pillar speakers
  • Limited edition custom festival merchandise gift
  • Exclusive express VIP lanes at the festival gates, with re-entry allowed all weekend
  • Dedicated VIP concierge in the VIP Lounge at both Downtown and Ambassador Stages

 

Additionally, returning this year is the festival’s partnership with Wynn Nightlife, the industry leaders in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences. In collaborating with Life is Beautiful, Wynn Nightlife will enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP services. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. For inquiries:  vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

For continued updates on the festival, artists and more, please visit www.LifeisBeautiful.com.

2015 Life Is Beautiful Festival Announces Lineup

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded by Rehan Choudhry in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 60,000 attendees in its first year, grew to more than 90,000 attendees in its second year and expanded to a three-day festival. The company is now branching out with an international online forum focused on social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest

festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and   YouTube.