11-Time Grammy Award-Winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Announces Winter Performances at The Mirage in Las Vegas


11-Time Grammy Award-Winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
Announces Winter Performances at The Mirage in Las Vegas

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will bring his sexy, smooth and soulful sound to The Mirage Hotel & Casino December 27 – 29, 2019 and January 17 – 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terry Fator Theatre. Tickets for this limited engagement will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. PT. 

Considered one of the most successful singer/songwriter and producer of all time, Babyface has released consecutive multi-platinum albums including Tender Lover, For the Cool in You and The Day

As the co-founder of the legendary LaFace Records, along with L.A. Reid, he launched the careers of Toni Braxton, Usher and TLC and collaborated with some of the world’s top superstars including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Madonna, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Bobby Brown, Pink, Mariah Carey, Johnny Mathis and Barbra Streisand. 

Babyface has been called one of the most dynamic and influential forces in contemporary music amassing more than 200 Top 10 R&B hit songs and over 50 Top 10 pop hits, including 16 No. 1s. His music catalogue of singles and albums have tallied hundreds of millions of units sold world-wide and forever changed the history of music. 

He has won 11 GRAMMY Awards and earned accolades from American Music Awards, The Soul Train Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. Babyface is currently in the studio working on a new album. 

Tickets start at $29.99, plus service charges, and can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International box office, online at mgmresorts.com/mirage or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792- 7777. 

Guests looking for exclusive ticket prices and discounts can sign up for M life Reward – MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program. M life Rewards provides members benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the company’s incomparable collection of resort destinations. 

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About The Mirage 
Ideally located, The Mirage Hotel & Casino is the place to stay and play. From the iconic Volcano to the lush tropical pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The resort features contemporary accommodations; dynamic entertainment including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, Boyz II Men and the Aces of Comedy series; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colic-chio; a luxurious spa and salon; and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more in-formation and reservations, visit mgmresorts.com/mirage, call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.



Event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health





 On Saturday, April 28, 2018, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry joined Keep Memory Alive to enjoy the musical stylings of world-renowned singer, Michael Bublé, at Keep Memory Alive’s 22nd annual Power of Love ® gala inside MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event raised 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 acclaimed crooner delighted guests with favorites “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Feeling Good.” Bublé finished his set with a smashing rendition of the Beach Boys hit, “God Only Knows.” Celebrities who showed their support included, actress Marcia Gay Harden; superstar DJ Steve Aoki; Planet Hollywood resident Pitbull; Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer; Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil; songwriter and vocalist Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; and reality star, Scheana Shay. Additionally, Keep Memory Alive co-founder, Larry Ruvo, presented Former CEO and Executive Advisor of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, with specially-designed artwork in appreciation and recognition of his support and partnership and as a gift since Dr. Cosgrove recently stepped out of his position.

Continuing its 22-year history, the Power of Love® gala showcased a dinner prepared by superstar chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Wolfgang Puck, who has participated in every gala since its inception. In addition to enjoying the finest cuisine, wine and spirits, guests bid on one-of-a-kind experiences during the event’s signature live and silent auctions. Items auctioned include a week-long stay in Guy Laliberté’s 21,000-square-foot home in Hawaii, vacation sailing off the coast of Australia aboard the ultra-luxurious MY Texas super yacht, a private tennis lesson with Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi and dinner with rockstar Jon Bon Jovi, his wife and his son at his favorite restaurant in the Hamptons.


For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.



About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for neurological disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health provide early diagnosis, on-going care and optimal care. Patients receive expert treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and management, promoting collaboration across all care providers and integrating education and research into all aspects of care. Clinical trials are a major scientific focus of the Center; patients are provided with opportunities to participate in tests of advanced therapies for brain disorders. 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.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Brings Award-Winning R&B to Primm Valley Resort and Casino

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Brings Award-Winning R&B to Primm Valley Resort and Casino

Tickets are on sale now to experience the smooth sounds of 11-time Grammy Award winner, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on Saturday, May 27 at Star of the Desert Arena in Primm. Concert goers can groove the night away to R&B hits like “Every Time I Close My Eyes” and “When Can I See You.” Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 with room packages including two concert tickets and a one-night stay at Buffalo Bills are available starting at $174.99 plus taxes and resort fees.

Not only a performer, Babyface is a producer and songwriter who helped launch the careers of megastars like TLC, Outkast, Usher and Toni Braxton. He has written hits for Michael Jackson, Pink!, Mariah Carey and songs such as “End of the Road,” by Boyz II Men and “Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyoncé. His most recent productions include collaborations with notable artists including Bruno Mars, Colbie Caillat, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande.

Babyface has over 200 top 10 R&B hits as well as over 50 top 10 pop hits including 16 number one chart topping songs. Check out his new solo album “Return of the Tender Lover,” available now.

“Babyface is going to tear the roof off of the Star of the Desert Arena” said Shana Gerety, vice president of marketing at Primm Valley Casino Resorts. “All the more reason to take the short drive to Primm to experience all we have to offer.”

For tickets, visit primmvalleyresorts.com or call the Star of the Desert Arena Box Office at 702.386.7867. Box office hours of operation are Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

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About Primm Valley Casino Resorts:
Primm Valley Casino Resorts, located 25 minutes south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15 at the Southern Nevada/California state line, includes Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino, Primm Valley Resort & Casino, and Whiskey Pete’s Hotel & Casino. The properties’ amenities offer something for everyone including 24-hour dining, The Spa at Primm, shopping at the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, and two championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio. With The Desperado Rollercoaster, Adventure Canyon Log Flume, Video Game Arcade, Carolee Movie Theatre, Bonkerz Comedy Club and the Star of the Desert Arena, a venue for the best live performances, Primm Valley Casino Resorts offer entertainment and recreation at an affordable price for each member of the family. For more information, visit primmvalleyresorts.com.

Centric’s Soul Train Awards Return to the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6

Centric’s Soul Train Awards Return to the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6



Centric’s Soul Train Awards will return to the Orleans Arena Nov. 6 with singer-songwriter Erykah Badu hosting the highly-anticipated event. Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will be presented with the “Legend Award,” honoring his career as a soloist and songwriter. Jill Scott, the singer-songwriter behind the platinum-selling receiving “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1” will receive the first-ever “Lady of Soul Award.” The Weeknd, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson all received five nominations, while Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese received four. The will air on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Centric and BET.


Friday, Nov. 6 – 5:30 p.m. (Show tapes 6-8 p.m.)


Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103


Tickets start at $55, plus taxes and convenience fees, and may be purchased by calling 702-284-7777 or online at www.orleansarena.com.

Soul Train Weekend Presents R. Kelly with special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common

Soul Train Weekend Presents R. Kelly with special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on-sale this Friday at 10 a.m.!

Hip Hop and R&B legend R. Kelly announced today that he’ll be giving music fans the concert event of the year at Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 7. R. Kelly will be joined by special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common for this one night event, presented by AEG Live and the 2015 Soul Train Awards Weekend. Soul Train Awards Weekend will take over Las Vegas November 5-8. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 16 at 10:00am PDT at www.mandalaybay.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.

In an era marked for its reliance on autotune crooning, R. Kelly embodies the best traditions of American music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. His music has influenced numerous hip hop and R&B artists and he has written and produced singles for Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and many others. Kelly has had numerous hit singles including “Bump N’ Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “The World’s Greatest” and the ground breaking hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet.” Kelly’s most recognizable hit, “I Believe I Can Fly,” won three Grammy Awards and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 songs of all time. Commonly referred to as the “King of R&B,” R. Kelly is one of the best-selling artists in the United States with over 40 million albums sold. For more information on R. Kelly, visit r-kelly.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is an 11-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own, whose impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships have made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. Edmonds is the recipient of numerous awards, including Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards and American Music Awards. He was also the third recipient after Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston of the BET Walk of Fame Award. Edmonds’ most recent production with other artists includes Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aretha Franklin. His newest album, The Return of the Tender Lover, is a nod to his RIAA triple-platinum album Tender Lover and will be released on December 4, 2015 by Def Jam Recordings. For more information on Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, visit babyfacemusic.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Academy Award-winning rapper Common debuted in the early nineties as a fresh new alternative to the popular gangsta rap genre of the time. His spoken-word poetry style was an instant hit in the underground hip hop scene and his debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar? won over indie fans and critics alike. To date, he’s released ten chart-topping albums including 2007’s Finding Forever, which peaked at Number One on the Billboard Pop chart. Common has won multiple Grammy and BET awards, and most recently, took home the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song with singer John Legend for “Glory,” the inspiring theme song to the Academy Award-nominated film, Selma. For more information on Common, visit thinkcommon.com, Facebook or Twitter.

For more information on the 2015 Soul Train Weekend please visit soultrainweekend.com.

Soul Train Weekend Presents R. Kelly

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival and special event divisions, seventeen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About the Mandalay Bay Events Center
The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year and the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa To Host Las Vegas Jazz Festival For Third Straight Year


JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa To Host Las Vegas Jazz Festival For Third Straight Year

Las Vegas resort is hosting popular three-day festival Sept. 19-21, 2014


The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the upcoming 2014 Las Vegas Jazz Festival, which will be held at the resort’s state-of-the-art outdoor event center.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa This year, festival seating has been expanded to accommodate 2,800 jazz enthusiasts. Performers expected at the event include Maze, Keith Sweat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eric Benet, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi and Brian Culbertson. For tickets, full festival lineup and additional information, visit www.lvjazzfestival.com. Limited rooms are still available, visit the hotel website for more information.

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers 10 on-site restaurants, perfect for festival attendees who want to enjoy world-class cuisine without missing the music. On Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, Ceres restaurant will offer a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring saxophonist Vince Preister and guitarist Calvin Brooks. The cost is $34.99 per person and includes either a Bloody Mary or pomegranate mimosa in addition to brunch classics like eggs benedict, omelets and frittatas.

Between sets, festival attendees can enjoy a mouth-watering lunch at Waterside Grille, which offers an array of freshly prepared salads, tasty sandwiches and flavorful burgers. Dinner options at the resort are endless – Spanish tapas, fresh sushi and authentic Italian are all offered at the resort’s renowned eateries in addition to a wide variety of refreshing cocktails, craft beers and excellent wines.

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa also features a 50,000 square-foot Vegas-style casino with a variety of slots and table games as well as weekend lounge entertainment.

This upscale Las Vegas resort is near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, home to Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and dozens of other Vegas hot spots. A wide variety of golf courses, museums and shopping destinations are also nearby.

About JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa at 221 N. Rampart Blvd. in Las Vegas, NV, is near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Las Vegas Strip and a variety of beautiful golf courses. The Las Vegas resort offers 469 guest rooms and 79 suites on six floors in addition to 33 meeting rooms with 100,000 square feet of flexible event space. Resort amenities include a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and 10 on-site restaurants serving everything from classic Italian to fresh sushi and sashimi. The resort also features Rampart Casino, which offers a diverse selection of slots and table games in an authentic Las Vegas atmosphere. For information, visit www.marriott.com/LASJW or call 1-702-869-7777. Follow the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on Twitter and like the resort on Facebook.

About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 60 JW Marriott hotels in 24 countries. By 2015, the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. Visit us at jwmarriott.com, Twitter @jwmarriott and facebook.com/JWMarriott.

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