Live “Young, Wild & Free” This Labor Day Weekend at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

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Live “Young, Wild & Free” This Labor Day Weekend at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
With Snoop Dogg Aka Snoop Lion, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

Multi-Platinum-selling artist Snoop Lion transforms Hard Rock Hotel’s poolside parties
with a full weekend of festivities at SOUNDWAVES concert series and REHAB dayclub

This Labor Day weekend, entertainment icon Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion transforms Hard Rock Hotel & Casino into the ultimate hip-hop and reggae hot spot, Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. Snoop kicks off the full weekend of revelry Saturday night at SOUNDWAVES poolside stage and continues Sunday afternoon at the 10th anniversary of REHAB, Las Vegas’ original dayclub.

Snoop Lion is a veteran performer at Hard Rock Hotel with more than five shows at the world-famous property under his belt. The legendary musician has sold over 30 million albums with his debut, Doggystyle, topping the Billboard charts at No. 1. Since, Snoop has released 11 additional studio albums; won numerous awards from MTV, BET, Billboard, Rolling Stone as well as many more notable entertainment organizations; starred in several movies and television shows; and has collaborated with artists such as Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Katy Perry and more.

Most recently, Snoop Lion, in conjunction with VICE Media and Stampede Management, released REINCARNATED, a multi-media project capturing Snoop’s exploration of reggae music and spiritual growth. The project includes a reggae-influenced album executive produced by Diplo and Major Lazer, available in stores now; a feature-length documentary of Snoop’s journey and career which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews; a photo book; and a self-sustainable gardening initiative named Mind Gardens.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, SOUNDWAVES sets the ultimate party scene with a performance by “Tha Doggfather” at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45, and special room packages will be available. Located in Paradise Beach, SOUNDWAVES is a summer experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. For more information, visit hardrockhotel.com/ldw.

REHAB’s 10th anniversary season continues to turn up the noise and deliver top talent as Snoop takes the stage at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sep. 1. Tickets start at $50 for females and $70 for males. Special room packages will be available. Guests at REHAB must be at least 21 years of age. REHAB was featured on Travel Channel’s “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” calling it “the must-see place on a Sunday afternoon.” The club has also been deemed as “best known, biggest and craziest pool party” by the Los Angeles Times and “legendarily raucous” by Travel + Leisure. Located at Paradise Beach, REHAB is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit hardrockhotel.com/ldw, www.rehablv.com or call 702.693.5555.

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

About Snoop Lion:
Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg is a multi-platinum artist and entertainment icon. With over 20 years in the industry, Snoop’s ability to stay at the forefront of popular culture and new technology through hit records, brand partnerships, innovative digital strategies, philanthropy and more has resulted in unwavering relevance. Snoop spent a significant amount of time in Jamaica recording his upcoming new reggae-influenced album, REINCARNATED, which was also documented with a film of the same name. An official selection of the critically acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival, the highly anticipated VICE Films/Snoopadelic Films release, REINCARNATED, chronicles his illustrious career dating back to his beginnings and leading up to his spiritual awakening as Snoop Lion. REINCARNATED, the film, hit select theaters nationwide this past spring and his recent album was released in April 2013.

No Shirt? No Shoes? No Problem at Mandalay Bay Beach!

No Shirt? No Shoes? No Problem at Mandalay Bay Beach!

With the sun shining and temperatures rising, beach season at Mandalay Bay is in full swing. In true Las Vegas fashion, the good time doesn’t end when the sun goes down. On select weekends through September, the sandy sanctuary of Mandalay Bay Beach will host entertainment’s biggest names while concert-goers wade in the surf under the desert moon.

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  • The Beach Concert Series spotlights some of the best names in music with a one-of-a-kind stage above the water. The 2013 summer schedule will heat up with Lifehouse (May 17), Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion (May 25), Bell Biv DeVoe (May 26), Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (June 8), Counting Crows (July 20), Sublime with Rome (August 17) and a solo performance by Ziggy Marley (Sept. 1). For a full list of performances and ticket information, please visit MandalayBay.com.

 

  • The atmosphere at Mandalay Bay Beach is just as important as the musicians performing at the unique venue. As the stars shine above them, guests are invited to sit on the sand or relax in the water while enjoying live music in the tropical paradise with a cocktail in hand.

 

  • For those looking for an exclusive poolside experience, the beachside bungalows and cabanas are available for rental during concerts and host up to 12. Adding unparalleled comfort to the Beach, this private setting offers plush furniture along with refreshing amenities. Moorea Beach Club, located adjacent to the Beach, is the ultimate location for hosting a private party while taking in a concert. Combining an elevated view with its own pools, daybeds, lounge chairs and bar, Moorea offers an extensive catering menu during performances.

Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion Added to 2013 Beach Concert Series at Mandalay Bay

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SNOOP DOGG AKA SNOOP LION ADDED TO 2013
BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT MANDALAY BAY
 
Tickets Now on Sale
 
Multi-platinum artist and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion brings his smash hits and new reggae sound to Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, May 25 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $50. For reservations, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580.
 
With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop’s ability to stay at the forefront of popular culture and new technology through hit records, brand partnerships, innovative digital strategies and philanthropy has resulted in unwavering relevance.
 
Most recently, Snoop made headlines with his upcoming REINCARNATED project and announcement of his new moniker, Snoop Lion. His spiritual awakening as Snoop Lion grew from his recent trip to Jamaica where the people and culture positively affected him. Snoop spent a significant amount of time in Jamaica recording his REINCARNATED album, released in April 2013, which also inspired a film of the same name. An official selection of the critically acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival, “REINCARNATED” chronicles Snoop’s illustrious career dating back to his beginnings and leading up to his spiritual awakening as Snoop Lion.
 
REINCARNATED is a multifaceted project, including a reggae-influenced album executively produced by Diplo and Major Lazer, a feature-length film, a photo book and a self-sustainable gardening initiative named Mind Gardens. The “REINCARNATED” film was released in theaters nationwide in the spring of 2013 and is now available on iTunes, Amazon and in Best Buy retailers.
 
Please contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or www.mandalaybay.com for the most updated concert information and to purchase tickets.
 
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Name: Mandalay Bay Beach
Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 632-7777
Toll Free: (877) 632-7000
Website Address: mandalaybay.com

311 with special guests Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, Aug. 4

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311
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
CYPRESS HILL AND G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
UNITY TOUR

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8PM

Tickets on-sale Friday, April 26 at 10am!

311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce will join forces for Unity Tour 2013.  This marks the 11th consecutive summer that 311 has headlined with its summer Unity Tour. The trio of bands will play The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, August 4. Tickets go on sale next Friday, April 26 at 10am.

311 vocalist, Nick Hexum says:
“We’re super excited for Unity Tour 2013!  We had a blast touring with Cypress Hill in ’96 and with G Love in ’03…and we’re really glad we can all hit the road together this summer.  Will make for a killer show.  Lots of sick hip-hop beats and summertime grooves.  Gonna be fun!”

After years of incessant touring, 311 has developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the U.S.  Their celebratory live shows and hybrid sound have earned them a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including “Down”, “All Mixed Up”, “Amber”, “Come Original” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Sunset in July”.

Cypress Hill has sold over 18 million albums worldwide.  With hits such as “Insane in the Brain”, “(Rock) Superstar” and “Hits from the Bong,” they’ve been nominated for three Grammy awards and are heralded as one of the best known and most respected groups in all of Hip-Hop.

G Love & Special Sauce bring their alternative-blues-hip-hop sound back to the Unity Tour – after joining 311 for summer 2003.  G Love’s unique sound has led the group to major festival appearances (Bonnaroo, Lolapalooza, etc) – and to collaborations with artists such as Jack Johnson and the Avett Brothers.

311’s Unity Tour has included Snoop Dogg, Sublime with Rome, The Offspring, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, The Wailers, The Roots and Ziggy Marley. Unity Tour 2013 featuring 311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce promises to hold tradition by being the concert party of the summer!

For more information visit, http://www.311.com/.

Tickets, starting at $59.50 (plus applicable service fees), go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10am at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

 

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About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2012, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

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, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen 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 Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. 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

 

Photos: Katy Perry Debuts Her Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Figure

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KATY PERRY DEBUTS HER MADAME TUSSAUDS
LAS VEGAS WAX FIGURE

Pop star Katy Perry posed for photos with a Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax figure of herself at Paramount Studios on Saturday afternoon (January 26).

“Whenever I have to go do something particularly that I don’t necessarily want to do, I’m just sending her cause she’s a great identical version of me,” remarked Perry.

The figure of Perry is featured in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ Music Room. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite music icons.  Turn the volume to ten by interacting with figures such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and many more.  Guests can move like the King of Pop at a smooth criminal photo experience, get behind the turntable at an interactive DJ booth and channel their inner rock stars while enjoying a karaoke area.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.  Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences.  With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting.  Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian.  The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM.  For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.

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SOUNDWAVES Poolside Concert Series Returns To Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUNDWAVES POOLSIDE CONCERT SERIES
RETURNS TO HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

SOUNDWAVES, poolside concert series located at Hard Rock Pool, returns for the summer to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Located in Paradise Beach at Hard Rock Pool, SOUNDWAVES is a summer concert experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. The 2012 series consists of Snoop Dogg (May 12), Collective Soul (June 8 and Pepper (June 15). Additional bands and artists will be announced at a later date. Tickets for Snoop Dogg go on sale on Friday, March 23 at noon; Collective Soul and Pepper are on sale now.

Guests can enjoy the music as well as the party scene from in front of the stage or chill to the sounds of the performers from a VIP cabana. For cabana reservations and information, call 702.693.5555.

Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

SOUNDWAVES LINEUP

 

Snoop Dogg                                                                                                                                        Saturday, May 12 at 10 p.m.                       
Tickets – $45                                                                                                                                       On sale Friday, March 23 at noon

“The Doggfather” Snoop Dogg kicks off the SOUNDWAVES poolside summer concert series with a legendary performance on Saturday, May 12. In 1993, Snoop Dogg released his debut album Doggystyle which landed at No. 1 on both the Billboard “Hot 100” and R&B charts. Since then, he has released 10 more studio albums and collaborated with some of today’s biggest artists including Dr. Dre, Katy Perry, Too $hort, Coolio and more. He’s been nominated for 13 Grammy awards such as “Best Solo Rap Performance,” “Best Rap Song,” “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group,” and won a variety of MTV European Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and BET Awards.  In addition to music, Snoop Dogg has also made a name for himself in the acting world with roles in movies such as “Half Baked,” “Starsky & Hutch” and “Training Day” as well as television shows including “Weeds,” “Entourage,” “Monk” and more. Snoop Dogg’s newest album, Doggumentary, was released during March 2011.

 

Collective Soul                                                                                                                                 Friday, June 8 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $34.50                                                                                                                                On sale now

SOUNDWAVES veteran Collective Soul returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s poolside stage to perform their album Dosage cover-to-cover in addition to their hits on Friday, June 8. Collective Soul gained a special place in the hearts of music lovers when they burst onto the scene in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.”  The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March 1995, became the album that would help define their catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. In 2007, the band released Afterwords, sold exclusively through Target, which opened at No.25 on the Billboard “Comprehensive Albums” chart and No. 5 on the Billboard “Top Internet Albums” chart. “Tremble For My Beloved” found Collective Soul on the soundtrack to Twilight – one of the hottest movies of 2008. In 2009, with new momentum, the band released its eighth album titled Collective Soul (Rabbit), which debuted at No. 24 on Billboard’s “Top 200.” The band was also recently inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

 

Pepper                                                                                                                                                 Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $25                                                                                                                                      On sale now

Hawaiian rock band Pepper makes a stop at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 15. Pepper has sold more than half a million records and is most well known for their hit single “Give It Up.” In addition, the band’s songs have been featured on hit soundtracks including “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Good Luck Chuck,” television shows and video games. Performing in major festivals like Lollapalooza, Mile High Festival and West Beach Music Festival, Pepper has gained a large following with many of its songs landing on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart including “No Control” and “Give It Up.”

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport.  The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana and Motley Crue have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub, home to SIN on Sundays industry party; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise which houses the trendsetting pool parties including the famous REHAB Sunday party and RELAX Monday party as well as the new Summer Camp Fridays and Nectar Music Festival Saturdays; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including traditional steakhouse with an edge 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, and ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.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