The doctors of Southern Nevada offer medical skill and compassion but many are also talented and gifted musicians. Along with special guest Kenny Loggins, several physicians will perform in the 20th Annual “Serenades of Life-Doctors in Concert” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 10. The show will benefit Nathan Adelson Hospice, the state’s largest nonprofit hospice.
“We are thrilled to have Kenny Loggins take part in this popular event that not only raises funds for our hospice, but also generates awareness of all the important hospice and palliative care programs we provide,” said Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice in a press release.
Actor and comedian Brad Garrett, best known for co-starring on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” will open the show with a special introduction. Garrett, who has also established a comedy club in the MGM Grand, had a loved one in hospice and is a big supporter.
Grammy Award-wining singer and songwriter Loggins will perform some of his greatest hits. Loggins’ music has added to the success of many movies including “Top Gun,” “Footloose,” “A Star is Born” starring Barbara Streisand and “Caddyshack.” His song, "For The First Time" from the movie “One Fine Day” was nominated for an Academy Award and reached No. 1 on the Billboard AC chart. Loggins has released numerous albums; 12 of which went platinum. Loggins is also performing with the Blue Sky Riders and has released an album with the band.
Other performers include Dr. Alan Arnold, Loren Little, M.D. and the Little Jazz Band, Dr. Linda Woodson, Dr. Morton Hyson, Dr. Sam Mujica Trenche and Alter’d Ego featuring Dr. Edwin Kingsley. Genres include rock, pop, R&B, soul, classical and opera.
Established in 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides hospice care and palliative medicine for about 300 patients on a daily basis. The mission is to offer patients and their loved ones comprehensive end-of-life care and bring awareness to the community. The hospice also offers The Center for Compassionate Care, a nonprofit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services for grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit www.nah.org.
“Serenades of Life-Doctors in Concert” is presented by the Lynne Ruffin-Smith Charitable Foundation. Show time is 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10. Ticket prices range from $39 to $175 and can be purchased by calling The Smith Center Box Office at 702-749-2000 or online at www.thesmithcenter.com. Proceeds from the concert will help to fund The Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies program at Nathan Adelson Hospice. Its focus is to improve the quality of life by easing emotional and physical pain. Therapies offered include Reiki energy work, pet therapy, art therapy, message therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy.