MICHAEL BUBLÉ GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S 22ND ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA, APRIL 28

 

MICHAEL BUBLÉ GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S
22ND ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA, APRIL 28
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.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ~ Entertainment/Nightlife and Special Events Listing

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MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 13 – 16. The nation’s top teams will compete for the Pac-12 Championship and an automatic berth in the national championship tournament. This will be the first major basketball tournament ever played on The Strip. All tournament games will be televised nationally on ESPN and the Pac-12 Networks.

Dates: March 13 – 16
Time: Games will be played beginning at noon Wednesday, March 13.
Prices: Single-session tickets begin at $30.50 for sessions one and two. All-Session Strips that include tickets to every game of the tournament begin at $250. For a limited time, Flex Books that include four vouchers redeemable in any quantity or combination of sessions except the championship are available for $250.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrandor www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
Following three sold-out performances in 2012, the Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 23. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform classics from their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $68.25, $93.75, $157.50 and $210 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

2013 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs), honoring country music’s best, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. live EST/delayed PST on the CBS Television Network. Co-hosted by superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, this will be the eighth year that the ACM Awards have been based at MGM Grand and the 11th year the show has been held in Las Vegas.

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 5 p.m.; guests must be in their seats by 4:45 p.m.
Prices: $160, $350 and $500 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT
The Academy of County Music and dick clark productions will tape an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 8. Fifteen-time ACM Award winner, acclaimed actor and entertainer Tim McGraw will call on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season. The two-hour, star-studded concert event will feature performances and collaborations from country, pop, rock and more, as well as a few surprise special guests from the worlds of film and television. All proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with during his last tour.

Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $100, $150 and $200 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Tickets are limited to six (6) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrandor www.ticketmaster.com.

2013 POWER OF LOVE GALA
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 Saturday, April 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event will raise funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Celestial twins, born in the same year, month, 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. The two will celebrate their 80th birthdays together in Las Vegas.

The celebrity-guest lineup for the night is expected to include superstar Barbra Streisand along with performances and heartfelt tributes from some of the world’s hottest entertainers including music and film luminaries Bebe Winans, Bono, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg and will.i.am, among others.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Note: For event time and ticket information, visit www.keepmemoryalive.org or call
(702) 263-9797.

BON JOVI
All-American rock icons Bon Jovi will bring BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 20. The tour will debut new songs from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album What About Now, which will be released this spring. The group’s return to the road will launch the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which already has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in more than 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $125, $179.50 and $229.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Music legend Prince, recipient of this year’s Billboard Icon Award, is scheduled to deliver an unforgettable performance during the three-hour show.

Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 5 p.m.; guests must be in their seats by 4:45 p.m.
Prices: TBD
Buy: TBD

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will perform inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will embark on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 Tour after a three-year break. The new tour also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the group’s classic album Rumours, one of the most successful albums in history with sales exceeding 40 million copies. Rumours was at the top of the pop charts for more than 31 weeks and had four Top 10 singles.

Date: Sunday, May 26
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $55, $85 and $165 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin Bieber will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 28 as part of the expanded Believe Tour, presented by AEG. The platinum-selling pop sensation has sold more than 15 million units worldwide and dominated pop culture and social media, amassing more than 48 million Facebook fans, 31 million Twitter followers and 3.1 billion YouTube views.

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $45, $59.50, $79.50 and $95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé will return to a full-time touring schedule this June, her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Bruno Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: TBD
Buy: TBD

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com.

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: March 1 – March 6; March 14 – April 17; April 25 – May 3;
May 5 – June 5; June 13 – June 30; July 1 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Note: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances Sundays, March 3; 17; 24
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies. Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates: March 7 – 13; June 6 – 11
Times: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row-booth seating and a gift pack are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); guests must purchase the entire booth. Call (702) 891-7902 to purchase.
Note: $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit www.rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to appear:
March 1 – March 3; March 25 – 31; April 22 – 28; June 17 – 23; July 22 – 28
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Dates: Tuesday, March 19 and Friday, March 22
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: Additional performances Sunday, March 31
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Winter Offer: Tickets start at $50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes); visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/winter or call 866-241-2833 and mention “Winter.”
*Offer valid for select performances through March 31, 2013. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand, or by calling
(866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

TABÚ
Tabú is a boutique, stylish nightclub offering the finest in beauty, sophistication, service, drink and design. Tabú’s model servers provide tableside mixology, impeccable bottle service and signature cocktails. From dynamic images bouncing on every surface, to tables with living, breathing imagery, Tabú strokes each of the senses but leaves everything to the imagination.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:                                 Call (702) 891-7183 for more information

FORBES FRIDAYS
The Strip’s hottest party heats up the weekend with electric giveaways and drink specials served by Tabú’s stunning model servers. DJ Eric Forbes commands the room with his pulsating beats ranging from hip-hop to rock and every music genre in between. Guests looking for a more secluded area in the stylish venue can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne and Absolut Vodka bottle specials at private VIP tables.

VIDA! AT DIEGO
Diego, MGM Grand’s trendy Mexican eatery, turns up the heat every Friday and Saturday with Vida! Las Vegas’ Latin-flavored dance party. Vida! combines the best in Latin music and modern flair as top Latin DJs spin the latest in Reggaeton, Spanish pop and rock and Cumbia beats. Vida! also features a twist on traditional bottle service as guests are treated to tableside cart service where mixologists create specialty concoctions and signature margaritas.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Opens at 11:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louise Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

ULTRA POOL

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – is scheduled to open Friday, March 22 for the 2013 season. Providing guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation, this adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand or www.csiexhibit.com.

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

Cleveland Clinic

QUINCY JONES AND SIR MICHAEL CAINE TO CELEBRATE THEIR 80TH BIRTHDAY

FROM LAS VEGAS AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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.

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 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 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

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