M Resort Spa Casino Wraps up Concert Series With Final Three Shows



Tickets for Martin Nievera with special guest Patti Austin, The Queens of Soul and Naturally 7 are on Sale Now


LAS VEGASM Resort Spa Casino will wrap up its concert series with its final three concerts of the year. In October, multi-platinum recording artist and international superstar, Martin Nievera will take the M Pavillion stage alongside GRAMMY-winner Patti Austin for a live performance fans won’t want to miss. Additionally, fans of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer and Tina Turner can join The Queens of Soul for a tribute concert in November dedicated to these powerful female vocalists. Then to wrap up the year, guests can celebrate the holidays in December with the seven-man vocal ensemble, Naturally 7 as they perform holiday tunes in a capella.


Upcoming shows include:


Martin Nievera and Patti Austin

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

Known as the “Concert King” of the Philippines, Martin Nievera has numerous top-selling recordings to his name including 18 platinum, 5 double-platinum, 3 triple-platinum and 1 quadruple-platinum album. Nievera will perform his famous love songs and ballads including the award-winning “You Are My Song.” Joining Nievera will be Grammy-winner Patti Austin, displaying her vocal prowess on Jazz and R&B songs like “Through the Test of Time,” “Good in Love,” and the hits “Razzamatazz” and “Baby, Come to Me”. Tickets start at $29. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

The Queens of Soul

Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.  

Dedicated to the female side of soul music, The Queens of Soul is a non-stop hit parade performed by four of the worlds most respected and recognizable female tribute stars. Trina Johnson Finn, Denita Asberry, Marva Scott and Cookie Watkins bring to the stage deep emotion, elegance and timeless songs of the women who pioneered the art of soul. Performing some of the greatest hits of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer and Tina Turner, they are supported by a top-level band who contribute their very own authentic sound of soul. Tickets start at $15. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m..


Naturally 7

Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.

Naturally 7 has made a name for themselves touring with Michael Bublé and releasing their seventh studio album, “Both Sides Now,” featuring a variety of popular covers such as Sting’s “Shape Of  My Heart” and Adele’s “Hello.” The group got their start in 1999 in New York City when Roger Thomas, Warren Thomas, Rod Eldridge, Ricky Cort, Dwight Stewart, Garfield Buckley and “Kelz” Mitchell came together for an a cappella competition they eventually won. Riding the wave of their newfound success, the group was determined to set themselves apart from other a cappella acts, so they created their own genre known as “vocal play.” While a cappella is defined as singing without instruments, Naturally 7 is able to create the same instrumental sounds using only their voices. Since then, the group has toured the world as a special guest of Michael Bublé, recorded alongside Coldplay and Ludacris and received standing ovations following performances at the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Conference and BET Honors. Tickets start at $15.


Applicable L.E.T. and facilities fees are not included in the ticket price. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit M Resort’s Marquee Rewards Center, www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.




M Resort Spa Casino is a Forbes Four-Star resort located on more than 90 acres on the southeast corner of St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard. Situated higher in elevation than other resort-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, M Resort provides optimal views of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline from its guest rooms, suites, conference center and restaurants. The resort offers 390 guest rooms and suites, over 92,000 square feet of gaming, seven restaurants, multiple bars, the Forbes Four-Star Spa Mio, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a 100,000 square foot events piazza. M Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Photos/Video: GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event


GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

Coinciding with the birthday of musical genius Ray Charles, audiences packed the house to kick off the show’s six-week run


GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

The Las Vegas entertainment community came together to welcome the show to The Venetian Theatre. Entertainers at the red carpet event included Patti Austin, Carrot Top, Human Nature, cast members of Rock of Ages, cast members of PANDA!, Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Bob Anderson, Mac King, rock star artist Michael Godard, Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys), Murray SawChuck, Chris Phillips, Frankie Moreno, Mo5aic, Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho, Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan, Merald “Bubba” Knight, Jr., Jason Baney (Naked Magicians), and more.

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It seems that these days – everybody has Georgia on their minds.  In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.


Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.**


GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles is produced and directed by award-winning music producer Larry Rosen and is part of his JAZZ ROOTS Concert Series. The current presentation at The Venetian Theatre is presented by producer Larry Rosen and entertainment executive/producer Peter Primont through GOMM Productions, LLC.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles performs at The Venetian Theatre through Oct. 29, 2014. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com. For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit http://bit.ly/VenetianGOMM.

Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine to Celebrate their 80th Birthday from Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Cleveland Clinic



Star-Studded Gala to Benefit Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will feature music and film’s biggest stars

Las Vegas will celebrate the lives and legacies of two of the entertainment world’s most influential stars, Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine, at the 17th annual Power of Love Gala on April 13, 2013 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, while raising funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

The celebrity-guest lineup for the night includes the expected attendance by superstar Barbra Streisand along with performances and heartfelt tributes from some of the world’s hottest entertainers including music and film legends Bebe Winans, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Jordin Sparks, Terrence Howard, Patti Austin, will.i.am, Whoopi Goldberg and more.

Celestial twins, born in the same year, same month, same hour and within minutes of each other, one in Chicago, the other in London, Jones and Caine met decades ago and have since been great friends. This glittering star-studded gala will bring together the world’s celebrities of music and film to mark this milestone year for these two entertainment marvels.

“We are incredibly excited and humbled to honor Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine with an extraordinary birthday celebration at this year’s Power of Love Gala,” said Larry Ruvo, Founder and Chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “These two iconic men are helping shine light on the reason why we have this event every year: to support the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s continued work towards enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders.”

Named by Time Magazine as one of the six most influential Jazz artists of the 20th Century, legendary music producer Quincy Jones has spent more than 60 years in the entertainment industry working with America’s greatest musicians including Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, among many others.  Jones is one of the most decorated entertainers of his time, garnering 27 Grammy Awards, a record 79 Grammy nominations, seven Academy Award nominations, a Tony Award nomination and an Emmy Award.

Sir Michael Caine is an English actor and is most noted for his roles in Cider House Rules, Miss Congeniality and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Jones and Caine share a birthday and the Power of Love Gala will be the third time they have joined forces to celebrate.

In keeping with its 16-year history, the Power of Love Gala will include a celebrity-chef dinner, a one-of-a-kind live and silent auction, and star-studded performances.  Past memorable galas include honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali with a 70th birthday celebration in February 2012 and the final performance of master illusionists Siegfried & Roy in February 2009. Generating the bulk of Keep Memory Alive’s revenue, the annual gala is imperative to the success of Keep Memory Alive and the Center for Brain Health in the mission to enhance treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders.

The evening’s festivities will begin with a Dom Pérignon reception, followed by an extraordinary display prepared by superstar chefs Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay, remarkable auction items, and spectacular live entertainment.

“Las Vegas is the perfect destination for a celebration of this magnitude,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “No other destination has the world-class entertainment, dining and exciting atmosphere like Las Vegas. It offers the perfect backdrop for such an influential party.”

The Power of Love Gala is being produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc. and supported by the LVCVA and Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

For information regarding this unique celebration, please visit Keep Memory Alive’s website at www.keepmemoryalive.org or call (702) 263-9797. Follow the event on Twitter with the hashtag #onememorytokeep.

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.


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.


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 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 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.LasVegas.com.


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