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muhammad ali bdayMuhammed Ali brought in h is 70th birthday in style with a sold-out crowd of celebrity performers, with proceeds going to the Cleveland Clinic.

A number of stars celebrated boxing legend Muhammad Ali last night (February 18) during a party for his 70th birthday.

Rappers like Sean “Diddy” Combs, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Cee Lo and Common performed at Memory Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment celebrated Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, while raising funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

In addition to the rappers, A-listers like Cindy Crawford, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Quincy Jones, Ken Jeong, Buzz Aldrin, Lenny Kravitz, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, Kris Kristofferson and others honored Muhammad Ali.

Stevie Wonder serenaded Muhammad Ali with a “Happy Birthday” song, while Snoop Dogg lead the crowd in chanting “Ali” during his performance of “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”

Famed boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns joined LL Cool J on stage for “Mama Said Knock You Out.”

Sean Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and David Beckham gave personal remarks and remembrances, while Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland performed for Ali and the sold-out crowd of about 2,000.

The birthday celebration “Ali 70th From Las Vegas,” will air nationally on ESPN2 on Saturday, February 25, at 10 p.m.

John Legend performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"

John Legend performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Kris Kristofferson, actor Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave and actor Samuel L. Jackson attend the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Kris Kristofferson, actor Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave and actor Samuel L. Jackson attend the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Sugar Ray Leonard (L) and actor Anthony Hopkins attend the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Sugar Ray Leonard (L) and actor Anthony Hopkins attend the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lonnie Ali and boxing legend Muhammad Ali appear onstage during the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lonnie Ali and boxing legend Muhammad Ali appear onstage during the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Lonnie Ali, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs appear onstage during the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Lonnie Ali, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and recording artist Sean “Diddy” Combs appear onstage during the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Lenny Kravitz performs at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Lenny Kravitz performs at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Recording artist Sean "Diddy" Combs speaks onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala
Recording artist Sean “Diddy” Combs speaks onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala
Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Singer Kelly Rowland performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Singer Kelly Rowland performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Stevie Wonder performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Stevie Wonder performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Television host Larry King and actor Chazz Palminteri attend the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Television host Larry King and actor Chazz Palminteri attend the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, wife Lonnie Ali and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum appear onstage during the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, wife Lonnie Ali and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum appear onstage during the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Record producer Quincy Jones speaks onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Record producer Quincy Jones speaks onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Singer Kelly Rowland performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Singer Kelly Rowland performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Rapper/actor LL Cool J performs his song, "Mama Said Knock You Out" with boxer Evander Holyfield in the background at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Rapper/actor LL Cool J performs his song, “Mama Said Knock You Out” with boxer Evander Holyfield in the background at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Recording artist and actor Common speaks onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Recording artist and actor Common speaks onstage at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Cee Lo Green (L) performs with a showgirl from the Jubilee! production show at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Cee Lo Green (L) performs with a showgirl from the Jubilee! production show at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”
Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo speaks at the Keep Memory Alive foundation's "Power of Love Gala"
Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo speaks at the Keep Memory Alive foundation’s “Power of Love Gala”

via TheWordEyeHeard

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