Pop superstar Michael Bublé dialed up a dance party with a catch at the 22nd annual Keep Memory Alive Power of Love gala: The cost of joining him onstage at MGM Grand Garden Arena was $10,000 per couple.
“And hey, if you’re single, pay $10,000 anyway,” Bublé called out as couples made their way to the stage at the April 28 event. Bublé was the entertainment headliner on a night that drew 1,600 of the city’s power players to raise money for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
While no official figure was given for how much was raised, the event has generated millions in past years. Former Ruvo Center executive adviser Dr. Toby Cosgrove was honored for his support and partnership with the clinic. Bublé sang such hits as “Feeling Good,” “Haven’t Met You Yet,” and “I’ve Got the World on a String” for a crowd that included actress Marcia Gay Harden, author of “The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers”; DJ Steve Aoki; Planet Hollywood resident headliner Pitbull; “Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer; Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil; songwriter and vocalist Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; Luxor headliner Carrot Top; Mirage headliner Matt Goss; and reality star Scheana Shay.
Dinner was prepared by celebrity chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Wolfgang Puck. Items auctioned included a week-long stay in Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté’s Hawaii home, tennis lessons from Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, and dinner with rock star Jon Bon Jovi, his wife, Dorothea Hurley, and son, Jesse, at The Blue Parrot in East Hampton, N.Y.