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Bellagio Hotel and Casino hosts Keep Memory Alive's Power of Love Gala to benefit The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health

The 14th annual Keep Memory Alive charity gala to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health was held the evening of Saturday, Feb. 27 a the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Red carpet arrivals included celebrities such as Holly Madison, Brad Garrett, Leeza Gibbons, Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman, Chefs Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller, Robin Leach, comedian David Brenner, tennis legends/power couple Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graff and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman with his wife Caroline, Nevada Representative Shelley Berkley and Congresswoman Dina Titus. Larry Ruvo, Chairman and founder of Keep Memory Alive and Dr. Randolph Schiffer, Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health also walked the red carpet stopping to pose for the camera.

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Chefs Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Kellor with Larry Ruvo (center)
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Congresswoman Dina Titus
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Nevada Representative Shelley Berkley

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Mayor Oscar Goodman and his wife Caroline
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Comedian David Brenner

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Holly Madison
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Leeza Gibbons
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Brad Garrett with girlfriend Isabella Quella

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Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito
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Stefi Graff and Andre Agassi
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Charity auction assistants
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Other notable VIP attendees included magician's Siegfried and Roy, Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid, Senator John Ensign, Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson, former Nevada Governors Bob Miller and Richard Bryan.

The star-studded evening featured a world-class dinner prepared by culinary legends Puck and Keller. Festivities included a live and silent auction featuring such outstanding items as an intimate wine pairing dinner at the Williams Selyem winery with wine maker Bob Cabral and Emeril Lagasse, lessons from tennis legends and power couple Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, inside and behind-the-scenes access to a PGA tournament with world-renowned golf instructor Peter Kostis and much more

Music icon Barry Manilow, who is opening his new show at Paris Las Vegas on March 5, headlined the gala with a special performance. Manilow waived his usual $1.2 million fee, which includes his orchestra.

As a result of the charity event, the total amount raised came to twenty-seven million dollars for The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which is dedicated to treating and curing Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's, Parkinson's, ALS, and other memory disorders.
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