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, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – 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 Perignon 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.
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
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Experience an Intimate Evening with Superstar Olivia Newton-John at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, February 19, 2013
Olivia Newton-John is a voice and face the world has known and loved for over four decades of hit songs and movies. Come hear her when she comes to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on February 19, 2013.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Olivia Newton-John is a voice and face the world has known and loved for over four decades of hit songs and movies. Come hear her when she comes to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on February 19, 2013.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14 at 10am:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on December 13. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.DPACnc.com/friendofdpac.
“At DPAC, everyone on staff has a secret list of superstars they hope will come and play our venue. For me Olivia Newton-John has always been on that list. About ten years ago a good friend took me to an Olivia Newton-John concert raving about what a great live show it was. I walked away a believer, and can say firsthand there is not a better or more fun night of hits than a concert with ONJ. DPAC was made for legendary concerts just like this,” said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.
With a career spanning more than four decades and over 100 million albums sold, multiple Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John is currently celebrating her 40th year in music with a North American and UK concert tour, new book and, holiday CD.
A vibrant, creative individual who is adored by fans around the world, Olivia remains an icon in both movie and music history, having been honored with four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, American Music and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits including “Physical,” which topped the charts for ten consecutive weeks, and over 15 top 10 singles. (Billboard Magazine recently listed “Physical” at #6 on their Top 100 Songs Of All Time list and named it “The Sexiest Song of All Time”.) Olivia hit the Hot 100 chart once again with the dance remix of “Physical” that she recorded and performed with Jane Lynch on the hit series, “Glee.”
In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted Olivia into super-stardom. This film’s best-selling soundtrack featured the duets “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights,” with Travolta, as well as her mega-hit, “Hopelessly Devoted To You.” To date “Grease” remains the most successful movie musical in history. Her other feature film credits include “Toomorrow,” “Xanadu,” “Two Of A Kind,” “It’s My Party,” “Sordid Lives,” and “Score: A Hockey Musical.” Her latest film, “A Few Best Men,” has received critical acclaim around the world and was recently released in the United Kingdom.
Adding author to her already impressive career, Olivia’s new cookbook, “LivWise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life” was recently released and all of her royalties will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. As a breast cancer “thriver,” and after nearly ten years of fundraising and building, Olivia is thrilled that the ONJCWC opened its doors to patients on July 2, 2012 – almost 20 years to the day from her own cancer diagnosis.
For the 2012 holiday season, Olivia and John Travolta have reunited for the first time in over 30 years and combined their iconic voices for “This Christmas,” available November 13 from Universal Music Enterprises. A true labor of love made specifically for “the giving season,” Travolta and Newton-John will donate the artist proceeds from the album equally to their respective charities, the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre. The CD features special guests Barbra Streisand (“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”), Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra (“Winter Wonderland”), James Taylor (“Deck the Halls”), Chick Corea (“This Christmas”), Kenny G (“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”), Cliff Richard (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”) and the original “I Think You Might Like It” by writer/producer John Farrar.
With her current and ongoing projects and philanthropic endeavors, Olivia’s worldwide popularity is as strong as ever! For more information please visit http://www.OliviaNewton-John.com, or follow her on Twitter @OliviaNJ and Facebook @OliviaNewtonJohn.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 50 in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
What’s up next at DPAC? The biggest night of laugh-out-loud comedy–Cedric the Entertainer (Dec 1), and the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins (Dec 4-9).
For more information please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.
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World First: The Legendary Barry Gibb To Premiere His ‘Mythology’ Tour In Australia With Three Exclusive Concerts
MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — LIVE NATION is thrilled to announce the iconic Barry Gibb will return to Australian shores in February 2013 as he launches his MYTHOLOGY TOUR.
Touring in tribute to the unparalleled lifetimes in music created by Barry and his brothers, Maurice and Robin, this is sure to be a magical and emotional concert experience, drawing from every era of the timeless catalogue and huge international success achieved by Barry and his brothers.
With Australia being the initial port of call for the tour, the first concert has been confirmed for February 8 at Sydney Entertainment Centre, followed by Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on February 12 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 16.
Tickets will go on sale 9am Friday, October 5. Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale commencing midday Friday, September 28. Register at www.livenation.com.au
In February this year, Gibb gave the first hint of a potential concert tour, making his inaugural U.S. solo appearance on stage at the Hard Rock Live Arena in his hometown of Miami, Florida, and he recently made his debut on the stage of the famed Grand Ole Opry, performing alongside bluegrass king Ricky Skaggs. Currently the Bee Gees 2004 compilation album Number Ones is Number 5 on Billboard’s album charts, marking a 45-year span of Top 10 albums for the trio.
The Australia tour will feature Barry Gibb with his incredible band that includes his son, guitarist/vocalist, Stephen, Maurice’s daughter, Samantha, and Beth Cohen.
Commented Gibb, “As the place where we started so many years ago, we have always viewed Australia as our home so it is only fitting that we will be kicking off our Mythology tour there.”
With a career that has spanned more than five decades, Barry Gibb stands as one of the most prolific singer/song-writer/producers of the modern era.
As the eldest brother and creative leader of the Bee Gees, Barry Gibb, along with his brothers Maurice and Robin, represent one of the most successful vocal groups in rock and roll history.
With their signature vocal style and blending of musical influences, the music of the Bee Gees has crossed all musical genres from Pop and R&B to Country and Rock-n-Roll.
As a songwriter, Barry Gibb is hailed with contemporaries such as Lennon and McCartney, enjoying the most consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones of any songwriter, with six; and he is the only songwriter to have written or co-written five songs that were simultaneously in the Top Ten. Throughout his illustrious career he has written, produced and performed with the best of the best, taking production credits on Barbra Streisand’s two ‘Guilty’ albums, Dionne Warwick’s ‘Heartbreaker’, Kenny Rogers’ 1983 long player, ‘Eyes That See In The Dark’ and Diana Ross’s ‘Eaten Alive’, as well as three number one hits for his younger brother Andy Gibb; and has had his songs recorded and/or performed by artists such as Roy Orbison, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, the Gatlin Brothers, Al Green, Elton John, Tom Jones, Janis Joplin, Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Conway Twitty, and Ricky Skaggs.
The Bee Gees music was born in Redcliffe, Queensland. The enduring legacy of the Gibb family and their special relationship with Australia, the nation that fostered their early development, exists to this day, the driving force behind the decision to launch the tour in Australia.
The Bee Gees were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997, and have accumulated sixteen Grammy nominations, with nine wins.
To accompany the tour, Warner Music Australia will release the Mythology Box Set on October 5 th.
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Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit For media information please contact: www.livenation.com/investors .
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Columbia Records Celebrates 125 Years Of Great American Music With 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story
Written by Pulitzer Prize-and GRAMMY-nominated author and historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound illustrates sweeping cultural and business changes in music over more than a century
Special deluxe version includes book by celebrated journalist Dave Marsh highlighting his selection of the 263 most important songs in Columbia’s history along with a drive including all tracks
NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Columbia Records will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the release of a book titled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story on the great American record label and its role in initiating recorded music, cultivating great artists, and igniting cultural change. Written by Pulitzer Prize-and GRAMMY nominated author and historian Sean Wilentz, the book provides a journey through Columbia Records’ storied past and its contributions to entertainment from the invention of commercial recording through the present day.
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story, published by Chronicle Books, will be released on October 30 th. It begins in the late 1880′s, when Columbia, under the leadership of Edward Easton, seized upon the phonographic inventions of Thomas Edison and others to offer the public the first commercial musical recordings. The book goes on the explore the rich stories of how Columbia’s artists and producers have redefined American music and performance over the past 125 years, at once reflecting and shaping changes in the wider culture.
Simultaneously, Columbia Records will release a deluxe package, which will include, in addition to a hard cover copy of the Wilentz book, a separate book, written by Dave Marsh, entitled 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story: Legends and Legacy. Marsh has culled from Columbia’s vaults a collection of 263 songs and tracks of the greatest historical, as well as musical, significance, and his book offers his thoughts on each selection. The package also includes a beautifully crafted drive with all 263 recordings.
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story will also be available as an e-book through multiple platforms.
Columbia’s list of major performers, past and present, is unsurpassed and includes much of the most important, and beloved music in all genres, including pop, rock, country, show tunes, classical, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and blues. Artists recorded by Columbia and its subsidiaries have included Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Cash, Beyonce, Adele, Billy Joel, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Robert Johnson, Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Aerosmith, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, LL Cool J, James Taylor, Philip Glass, Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Jack White, and more.
360 Sound includes 300 rare and intimate photographs from the Columbia archives and sidebar discussions of crucial developments and performers written by eminent music historians Dave Marsh and Colin Escott. The book offers a virtual history of the music industry from its infancy, tracing Columbia’s pivotal technological as well as business innovations, not least its invention of the LP. It also reflects on the connection between Columbia’s artists and music and sweeping cultural and political changes, from the emergence of mass commercial culture to the rise of the civil rights movement and beyond.
The release of 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story will be celebrated with a launch event in New York on Oct. 30 th. Additionally there will be a retrospective exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. An event is set for November 7 th at the Museum on opening day.
360 Sound author Sean Wilentz is one of the nation’s most prominent historians. His books and commentary on music, politics, and the arts have received numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and his writing on music has been nominated for a Grammy Award. He is currently the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University.
Dave Marsh has written more than 20 books on rock and popular music. He has written extensively for publications including Rolling Stone and Playboy. Since 2004, he has hosted a two hour weekly show on XM/Sirius Radio.
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