Michael Bublé to Headline Keep Memory Alive’s 22nd Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 28

 

 

 

 

Michael Bublé to Headline Keep Memory Alive’s

22nd Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 28
Las Vegas Event Shines Spotlight on Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
and Raises Funds for the Fight Against Brain Diseases

 

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Michael Bublé will take the stage for Keep Memory Alive’s spectacular 22nd annual Power of Love® gala. The star-studded evening will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to raise funds and awareness for the annual event benefiting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

 

In addition to the dazzling musical entertainment, the Power of Love® gala will feature an exciting live auction, remarkable wine and cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Generating the bulk of Keep Memory Alive’s revenue, the annual gala is imperative to the success of Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the mission to enhance treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders.

 

Previous Power of Love® galas have celebrated the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 2012, the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in 2013 and the 90th birthday of legendary crooner Tony Bennett in 2016.

 

Additional event details to be announced soon. For more information, please call 702.263.9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

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, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, 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

 

Life Long Dreams: “ICONS” Brings Pop Culture Fashion Extravaganza to Sam’s Town Live! Nov. 12

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Life Long Dreams: “ICONS” Brings Pop Culture Fashion Extravaganza to Sam’s Town Live! Nov. 12


WHAT/WHEN:     

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will welcome back Las Vegas non-profit Life Long Dreams for their second-annual fundraiser event. The organization will present a musical, dancing and fashion extravaganza, “ICONS,” at Sam’s Town Live! on Saturday, Nov. 12. “ICONS” pays tribute to many pop culture legends, including Prince, David Bowie and Muhammad Ali. The spectacular features dancing and music, plus fashion designs inspired by Life Long Dreams student Danny Tlatelpa. All fashion designs included in the show were created using upcycled materials.

Life Long Dreams is a non-profit organization that works with disabled individuals to encourage expression and build confidence using the performing and visual arts. All proceeds raised will go directly to Life Long Dreams.

WHERE:   

Sam’s Town Live!
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122TICKETS:     

Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $20 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.samstownlv.com, or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.
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Mob Museum Offers Black History Month Tours, Fri & Sat in February

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THE MOB MUSEUM TO OFFER BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOURS SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY

MOB MUSEUM

During Black History Month in February The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will offer special guided tours each Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. highlighting the African American role in organized crime and law enforcement, from the Great Migration to the present day.

The tours will feature several prominent African-American figures, including Abraham Bolden, the first African-American Special Services agent appointed by President John F. Kennedy, and Eunice Carter, who broke both race and gender barriers in 1935, becoming the first black woman assistant district attorney in New York State. In that role, she organized a racketeering case that ultimately led to the conviction of Mob boss Lucky Luciano.

Visitors will also learn about Leroy Nicholas “Nicky” Barnes, a former leader of “The Council” in New York City, the infamous criminal organization that controlled the heroin trade in Harlem. The tours also will cover the allegations of a fix and the possibilities of Mob ties surrounding Muhammad Ali’s famous boxing win over Sonny Liston in Miami.

The cost for these limited-time guided tours is $10, plus the regular admission price. To make reservations, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit http://themobmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/tickets/guided-tours-now-available/.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 885 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, September through June; in July and August, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

 

Madame Tussauds Andy Warhol Figure On Display At Polaroid Fotobar, Starts April 24

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MADAME TUSSAUDS FIGURE OF ICONIC ARTIST ANDY WARHOL TO BE
ON DISPLAY BEGINNING APRIL 24 AT POLAROID FOTOBAR AT THE LINQ

Admission to The Polaroid Museum FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 24;
Special Joint Ticket Offers Admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, The Polaroid Museum through Aug. 1

 In conjunction with the grand opening of the brand-new Polaroid Fotobar and The Polaroid Museum at The LINQ, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is announcing its figure of the iconic artist Andy Warhol will be on view in Las Vegas for the first time beginning April 24. The figure, on loan from Madame Tussauds London, will be on display in Polaroid Fotobar’s new flagship retail shop until Aug. 1. Upstairs will be an exhibition of Warhol’s artwork and artifacts, “Capturing Celebrity,” presented by The Andy Warhol Museum and serving as the centerpiece of The Polaroid Museum. Admission to The Polaroid Museum on April 24 will be FREE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Famously associated with the declaration, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” Warhol acquired renown in the art world and beyond for his mass-produced paintings of celebrities. As with all the more than 100 of the celebrity figures on display at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, located at The Venetian, visitors to the new Polaroid Fotobar are encouraged to get up close and personal with the Warhol figure and take their own photographs with the legendary art star.

“Capturing Celebrity” will feature a collection of 50 of Warhol’s most famous Polaroid photographs, including a number of self-portraits. The exhibit will also feature several celebrity portraits, such as Dennis Hopper, Truman Capote, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett, Debbie Harry, Giorgio Armani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Richards, Muhammad Ali and more. Two of Warhol’s personal Polaroid cameras will also be on display.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. The attraction is located at 3377 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Suite 2001. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens daily at 10 a.m. For more information, call (702) 862-7800 or go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment and has seen dynamic growth over the last five years. Europe’s Number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 99 attractions, eight hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries, across four continents. The company delivers memorable and rewarding experiences to its 54 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 22,000 employees.

In the United States, Merlin has 19 attractions including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its Water Park and LEGOLAND California theme park with Water Park, SEA LIFE aquarium and exciting new hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Hollywood, Calif.; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; and Westchester, New York and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Mo.; Dallas/Fort Worth; and the Mall of America in Minneapolis – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. 

ABOUT POLAROID FOTOBAR
Founded in 2012, Polaroid Fotobar is the first of its kind, fun and experiential retail destination that is changing the paradigm of how people “liberate” their photos and turn them into innovative and memorable products. Each location offers the ability to instantly print your pictures – wherever they may reside — utilizing the exclusive Polaroid Classic Border Logo picture format in five different sizes. In addition, customers can turn their favorite photos into an extensive selection of custom and unique photo products from a variety of materials including canvas, stone, metal, bamboo and more.  Polaroid Fotobar locations also offer an array of Polaroid branded products and feature “Fototenders,” available to assist in instantly turning customers’ best photos into lasting memories.

Currently, Polaroid Fotobar has four retail locations – Delray Beach, Orlando, Miami and Boca Raton, Fla., in addition to its newest flagship store in Las Vegas. There are several more outposts in development for 2014. Polaroid Fotobar’s 8,500-square-foot flagship location opened this March.

Discover more at www.PolaroidFotobar.com. Follow our journey and share with us on Twitter @Fotobar and PolaroidFotobar on Facebook and Instagram 

ABOUT THE POLAROID BRAND
Polaroid is one of the world’s most trusted, well-respected and recognizable brands with a rich 75 year history beginning with Polaroid instant film. Our range of products include instant and digital still cameras, high-definition and mountable sports video cameras, tablets and flat-screen TVs that deliver the fun, instant gratification and value for which the brand has long stood. Today, the Polaroid Classic Border Logo rooted in our beginnings of instant photo sharing serves to designate genuine Polaroid branded products.  For more information, visitwww.Polaroid.com.

Polaroid, Polaroid & Pixel, Polaroid Color Spectrum and Polaroid Classic Border Logo are trademarks of PLR IP Holdings, LLC, used under license.

ABOUT THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Warhol is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.Warhol.org.

Stars Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday in Las Vegas at Keep Memory Alive’s Annual “Power of Love Gala” Fundraiser

STARS CELEBRATE MUHAMMAD ALI’S 70TH BIRTHDAY IN LAS VEGAS AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S ANNUAL “POWER OF LOVE GALA” FUNDRAISER 

Event Honored “The Greatest of All Time” at Fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center

“Ali 70th From Las Vegas” Airs on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m.

Presented by Bill Edwards Presents

 

Keep Memory Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday, Feb. 18, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas brought out some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday and raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

 

Highlights of the evening included a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” serenade by Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg leading the crowd in chanting “Ali” during his performance of “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” and famed boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns joining LL Cool J on stage for “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Stars like Sean Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and David Beckham gave personal remarks and remembrances about “The Greatest” while Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland performed for Ali and the sold-out crowd of about 2,000.

The once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration, “Ali 70th From Las Vegas,” will air nationally on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. local time in all markets. ABC will air the celebration in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. PT that day as well. For possible ABC broadcast in all other markets, viewers should check their local listings.

Performers and celebrity supporters who appeared at the event included Cindy Crawford, Randy Gerber, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Quincy Jones, Ken Jeong, Buzz Aldrin, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Cee Lo Green, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, Kris Kristofferson, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Jim Brown, Randy Couture, Brad Garrett, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz, Robin Leach, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Danza, Raphael Saadiq, Haley Reinhart, and Sammy Hagar.  Boxing icons who attended include Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns.

In keeping with its 16-year history, the Power of Love Gala showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner featuring creations by Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck. Guests were treated to a Dom Perignon reception and were able to bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves he wore to defeat Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas in 1965 and an extravagant vacation of a lifetime for two couples on David Copperfield’s private island in the Bahamas.

The gala’s celebration for Ali aligns with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s recent launch of a landmark study examining the long-term brain health of professional fighters. Aiming to improve the safety and health of fighters, the study will help determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, along with other tests, can detect subtle changes in brain health that correlate with impaired thinking and functioning.  Researchers hope the information uncovered by this research will eventually result in better ways to prevent permanent brain injury in not only fighters, but also in others who may suffer from brain trauma.

The Power of Love Gala was produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc. and supported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The star-studded celebration for Ali honored the boxing legend’s contribution to the world and raised awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

About Cleveland Clinic:

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

 

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, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, 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.

 

About The Muhammad Ali Center:

The Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. The Center serves as the global hub for championing the social significance of Muhammad Ali; its experience incorporates as organizing elements, six prevailing core values of Ali’s life: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. Much more than a place to tell the story of one man’s incredible 70-year journey, the Muhammad Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission. In 2012, the Center’s activities will ensure that the rising generation understands and actively adopts Ali’s core values to create a powerful new movement: Generation Ali. For more information, please call (502) 584-9254 or visit www.alicenter.org.

 

About Bill Edwards Presents Inc.:

A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade.  The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues – including festivals, theaters, casinos-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas.  Known for its reputation of aligning with award winning talent, Bill Edwards Presents is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. www.billedwardspresents.com

 

About The LVCVA:

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.

Actress Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Actor Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson
Recording artist Chris Isaak and his dog Rodney
Brad Garrett and IsaBeall Quella
Recording artist/actor Kris Kristofferson

 

Recording artist and actor Common
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Singer Haley Reinhart
Actor Tony Danza, television personality Larry King and sportscaster Charley Steine

 

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin (L) and Michelle Sucillon
Recording artist John Legend
Recording artist Lenny Kravitz
Recording artist Ne-Yo
Chef Emeril Lagasse, Keep Memory Alive Founder Larry Ruvo, recording artist Sammy Hagar and illusionist David Copperfield
Photo Credit – Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive