SOURCE Cleveland Clinic
More stars expected to attend Keep Memory Alive's annual fundraiser in Las Vegas on April 13
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Keep Memory Alive's 17th annual Power of Love Gala continues to grow with an extended list of entertainment icons and celebrities attending and performing at the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in Las Vegas. The star-studded tribute will take place on April 13, 2013 at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, while raising funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, multiple sclerosis, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds.
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 luminaries Bebe Winans, Bono, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Chris Tucker, Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Patti Austin, Scarlett Johansson, Siedah Garrett, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Stevie Wonder, Terrence Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, will.i.am 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.
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 Academy Award-winning actor and is most noted for his roles in The Cider House Rules, Miss Congeniality and Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. He won an Oscar for Supporting Actor for his role in Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986, and then again in 1999 for The Cider House Rules. 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, Keep Memory Alive's Power of Love Gala will include a celebrity-chef dinner, a one-of-a-kind live and silent auction, and a night of star-studded performances. The funds raised by the annual gala support the mission of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to enhance treatments and research for Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders.
The evening's festivities will begin with a Dom Pérignon reception, followed by an extraordinary dinner prepared by superstar chef Gordon Ramsay and Wolfgang Puck with his team of chefs, remarkable auction items, and spectacular live entertainment with Greg Phillinganes as music director.
The Power of Love Gala is being produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc. and supported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (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 #onememory.
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 are devoted to excellent patient care, support of caregivers and development of new treatments in clinical trials. The Center offers a patient-focused multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis and treatment, offering patients a complete continuum of care and integrated research opportunities. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, includes clinical resources, advanced brain imaging, physical therapy, 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.
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.
Angie Kiska, Cleveland Clinic, email@example.com, 216-444-6002
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