Andrea and Veronica Bocelli Honored at 19th Annual Power of Love Gala In Las Vegas
On June 13, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry honored Andrea and Veronica Bocelli at the 19th annual “Power of Love™” gala 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 brain diseases including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.
Highlights from the night included a special performance by Andrea Bocelli, along with heartfelt tributes from Robin Thicke, Gloria Estefan, Martina McBride and George Benson. Estefan kicked off the night with her hit “Coming Out of the Dark” followed by a special rendition of “In My Daughters Eyes” alongside Martina McBride. Later in the evening, R&B crooner Thicke took the stage to perform “Magic” and “When I Get You Alone,” while Jazz legend Benson treated guests to a special rendition of “Masquerade” featuring a 60-piece orchestra. The guest of honor, Bocelli performed numerous hits including “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Con te Partiro,” before being joined by Celine Dion to reprise their smash hit “The Prayer” for the first time since 2011. Celebrity supporters who also attended the event included Quincy Jones, Sharon Stone, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Emilio Estefan, Jean Paul & Eloise DeJoria, Suzanne Somers, Steve Schirripa, Siegfried & Roy and Clint Holmes.
Walking the red carpet included Kimberly and Brad Friedmutter, Claire Sinclair, Martina McBride, Suzanne Somers, Stephen Lagos (Jeweler), Steve Schirripa, Sigfried & Roy, John Paul and Eloise DeJoria (Paul Mitchell), George Benson, Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton-Holmes, Sharon Stone, Quincy Jones, Dorinda and John (Real Housewives of New York City), Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Matt Goss, Bernie Yurman, Sacha Boutros, Andrea and Veronica Bocelli, Larry and Camille Ruvo and Jaymes Vaughan.
Continuing its 19-year history, the “Power of Love” gala showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner prepared by superstar chef Giada De Laurentiis and the team of Wolfgang Puck. Guests were treated to a Dom Pérignon reception and bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including a week-long vacation on Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands, a seven-day fishing excursion with celebrity chef Michael Mina and an exclusive dining experience with television writer/producer Norman Lear in Beverly Hills.
For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.
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