World-renowned rock stars Jon Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani will take the stage during Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love gala on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Norman Jean Roy).
The GRAMMY award-winning artists are the first confirmed performers at the annual philanthropic event, which benefits Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and will honor Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and chief executive officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Inc., this year.
Jon Bon Jovi reached international stardom as lead vocalist and guitarist of rock band, Bon Jovi, selling more than 130 million albums worldwide with famous singles including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “It’s My Life.” In addition to a successful music career, he is the founder of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which combats issues that force families and individuals into economic despair.
Widely considered one of the most successful female pop artists of her time, Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and Grammy award winning recording artist having sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Last year Stefani released her critically praised third album “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the singles “Used To Love You” and “Make Me Like You.” Trendsetter Stefani is also widely recognized as an accomplished fashion designer and entrepreneur and recently launched her first children’s animated television series Kuu Kuu Harajuku on Nickelodeon. Stefani will resume her role as a coach on NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning competition series “The Voice” this month.
In addition to incredible performances, the exquisite night will boast remarkable wine, cocktails, and delectable cuisine prepared by a pair of celebrity chefs. Wolfgang Puck, an avid supporter of Keep Memory Alive since the gala’s inception, will return once again to create a one-of-a-kind menu alongside notable chef Michael Mina.
The Power of Love gala, began in 1996 as an evening dedicated to fighting the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease with the founding of Keep Memory Alive by Larry Ruvo in honor of his father, Lou. Since that night it’s blossomed into a celebration known for partnering with some of the most celebrated chefs and entertainers in the industry for an evening of philanthropy, while raising awareness and funds for Keep Memory Alive in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.