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Las Vegas: Quincy Jones, Michael Caine to celebrate for a cause

January 28, 2013|By Jay Jones
  • Musician Quincy Jones, inset, and actor Michael Caine will celebrate their joint birthdays at a benefit April 13 in Las Vegas.
Musician Quincy Jones, inset, and actor Michael Caine will celebrate their…

They were born within minutes of each other nearly 80 years ago, and on April 13, jazz great Quincy Jones and British actor Michael Caine will celebrate their birthdays together at a star-studded party at the MGM Grand resort.

The Power of Love Gala is a fundraiser for the Las Vegas-based Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Tickets start at $1,500 a person, but the price includes an evening’s worth of activities, beginning with a dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay.

After the meal and a charity auction, stars from the worlds of music and movies will perform amid tributes to Caine and Jones. Among those who have confirmed: Herbie Hancock, Terrence Howard, Chaka Khan, Jordin Sparks and Whoopi Goldberg.

Jones, whom Time magazine named one of the six most influential jazz artists of the 20th century, was born in Chicago on March 14, 1933. At nearly the same moment, Caine, who has been performing on the silver screen since the 1950s, was born in London. The Las Vegas event will mark the third time the two men, who are longtime friends, have celebrated their birthday together.

More information is available online or by calling (702) 263-9797.

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