On Saturday, May 21, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry celebrated the 90th birthday of the legendary Tony Bennett at Keep Memory Alive’s 20th annual Power of Love® gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The star-studded event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.
Highlights from the night included a performance by honoree Tony Bennett and heartfelt tributes by James Corden, Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Darius Rucker, Jordin Sparks, Steven Tyler and more. Day kicked off the show with her rendition of “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” while Corden performed his version of “Don’t Get Around Much More.” Later in the evening, Sparks teamed up with pianist Dan Orlando to perform a medley of hits including “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Alright OK You Win” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing.” Rucker treated guests to hit single “Sunny Side of The Street,” before Hancock took the stage to perform “Chameleon” and “Cantaloupe Island.” Tyler joined the elite ensemble to perform “Smile” with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti before singing Aerosmith classic “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.” The man of the evening, Bennett, performed numerous hits including “Watch What Happens” and “How Do You Keep The Music Playing.” To close the show, the entire cast sang Bennett “Happy Birthday” and presented him with a celebratory cake. In addition to musical icons, celebrity supporters who also attended the event included Quincy Jones, Brad Garrett, Steve Schirripa and Chazz Palminteri.
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A man cannot resist the impulse to share the best part of himself with the world (his rear), and the world is more than happy to receive this gift. A not-so-subtle commentary on the need for beauty in a world saturated in ugliness of every kind.
A strange man buys his lady-love a plunger, which seems to symbolize his need to plunge his head of the growing desire that he feels for her. A truly bizarre film, appeared at a "Dada Festival" in the NYC area.
A tour of a young man's life, from boy to teen-ager whose attractions often lead to amusing, and heart-warming experiences. Originally sold to independent video stores and libraries, and screened at The TriBeca Film Center in NYC.
A man develops a feverish obsession with a woman who has dedicated her life to the liberation of goats. This film has appeared at festivals, and was among the most-watched and top-rated on various sites (in previous incarnations). One viewer said: "Damn, this vision is like Alfred Hitchcock on crack! I couldn't get the music and the images out of my head!" Includes a hypnotic score and many beautiful images. One of the creator's personal favorites.
Hennessy V.S, the world’s #1 Cognac, announces the launch of The Piccards, the fourth installment of the brand’s award-winning Wild Rabbit advertising campaign. The effort centers on the theme of pushing the limits of potential and is set to roll out across digital and broadcast platforms starting this month. The new creative continues to bring to life the spirit of Hennessy’s ‘Never stop. Never settle.’ mantra, this time through the remarkable true story of the Piccards, a pioneering family of explorers whose relentless pursuits pushed the limits of potential and made history.
Breaking barriers and records is what the Piccard family has been good at for generations: in 1931, Auguste Piccard became the first man to touch the edge of space – taking flight in a pressurized capsule and balloon to reach the stratosphere. Three decades later, his son Jacques went the other direction and modified his invention to become the first man to reach the furthest depths of the ocean.
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Epic fantasy novelist, Fred Chappell brings us his new book A SHADOW ALL OF LIGHT—which has been compared to a Jack Vance classic and is, at times, Gothically romantic. Shadows are commodities and wearing them lets you experience the life of someone else. A young man from the country comes to learn the art of stealing shadows from the master. Find out more at http://us.macmillan.com/books/9780765379122 A Shadow All of Light Fantasy