On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the 17th annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala wowed guests at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The star-studded event raised funds for 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 and multiple sclerosis.
Highlights from the night included a heartfelt musical tribute from Chaka Khan , Bono singing Frank Sinatra, hysterical stand-up comedy from Chris Tucker and nostalgic remarks about the guests of honor from Whoopi Goldberg. Greg Phillinganes, Marcus Miller, Paulinho Dacosta, Tom Scott and Vinne Colaiuta gave a wonderful jazz performance. At the end of the evening, Stevie Wonder led a "Happy Birthday" serenade to Jones and Caine, followed by an awe-inspiring performance of "We are the World" by the entire celebrity lineup.
Performers and celebrity supporters who attended the event included music and film luminaries: Amy Poehler, Arsenio Hall, Bebe Winans, Bono, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Chris Tucker, Greg Phillinganes, Herbie Hancock, James Ingram, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Larry King, Marcus Miller, Nikki Yanofsky, Patti Austin, Paulinho Da Costa, Rashida Jones, Siedah Garrett, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Stevie Wonder, Tom Scott, Vinnie Colaiuta, Whoopi Goldberg, will.i.am and Will Smith.