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Smokey Robinson Honored in Vegas!

September 15, 2021 by  
Filed under Cover Story, Feature

The extraordinary Keep Memory Alive organization will honor legendary musicians Smokey Robinson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at the 25th Annual Power of Love gala, set for Oct. 16 at Resorts World Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now at

Considered one of the most prominent events in Las Vegas, Power of Love raises much-needed funding for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health — which provides top-level services, care and resources to patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases that include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, multiple sclerosis and more.

The highly anticipated evening of friendship and philanthropy will feature performances from a notable list of artists to be announced at a later date, along with gourmet cuisine from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay, and exciting live and silent auctions with priceless products and experiences. K.T. Lim, CEO & Chairman of Genting Berhad and developer of Resorts World, will receive the Keep Memory Alive Global Community Leadership Award in honor of his outstanding accomplishments and generous philanthropic support for those with neurodegenerative disease.

“As we’re celebrating our 25th year of Power of Love, we wanted to do something big and different, so for the first time we are honoring two acclaimed entertainers,” said Keep Memory Alive Founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo. “Smokey and Babyface have been such dedicated supporters throughout the years, helping to bring awareness to the devastating diseases the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health researches and treats, and we are honored to celebrate them and their illustrious careers.”

During the course of his 50-year career in music, Motown legend Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit —first dominating the R&B scene through the 1960s and early ‘70s

as a member of The Miracles, then as a solo artist. Chart-toppers include “Just to See Her,” “Quiet Storm,” “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” and “I Second that Emotion.” His numerous awards include the Grammy Living Legend Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Howard University, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Edmonds is one of the most celebrated creative forces in music history, having earned 12 Grammy Awards, 26 number one R&B hits, more than 200 top 10 R&B, over 50 top pop hits and hundreds of millions of streams and sales worldwide. Industry awards and honors include the Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards and BET Walk of Fame Award. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. After losing his mother to Alzheimer’s in her mid-70s, Edmonds joined the fight with Keep Memory Alive.

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