BWW Feature: SERENADES OF LIFE - DOCTORS IN CONCERT at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts
Physicians and other talented professionals of the Southern Nevada medical community will break out in song, dance, and music onstage to benefit the nonprofit Nathan Adelson Hospice. Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Peter Cetera will be joining them as the headliner for Serenades of Life - Doctors in Concert show at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20.
Actor and comedian Brad Garrett will serve as Master of Ceremonies. An icon in the Southern Nevada banking industry and renowned philanthropist, Selma Bartlett will receive the annual Brad Garrett Humanitarian Award. Performers ready to give their all to the cause include Alan Arnold, M.D.; Linda Woodson, M.D.; Jeannie Khavkin, M.D.; Yevgeniy Khavkin, M.D; and Robert Lieberman, M.D. Alter'd Ego band members including David Miller, M.D.; Ken Woloson, Esq.; Phronsie Markin; Larry Tindall; Brad Torchin; Tim Mendoza with featured guests Ed Kingsley, M.D. and Ira Spector will delight the audience. Soul, rock'n'roll and pop will fill the auditorium that night.
Dr. Lieberman developed a love for the arts especially musical theatre as well as in the sciences and math. "I took my first vocal and dance lesson at the age of 5. Then I was very involved in Orange County Song and Dance Group in California. They became my second family, and I developed my skill set vocally and as a tap dancer," he explains. Dr. Lieberman attended a school with a focus on the arts with a strong choir program. He would even sing a cappella at the University of California, Berkley.
However, he also realized in high school that he wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Lieberman wanted to impact people's lives on a deeper level, and in the medical field, he could change those lives.
The performer in him still comes out, and this is his fifth year performing in Serenades of Life - Doctors in Concert.
"It is exhilarating. I still get the same butterflies I did when I performed at 12 years old. It is a dream come true to appear on stage at such a magnificent venue like The Smith Center. I love to entertain, and it is my honor to perform for such an incredible organization [Nathan Adelson Hospice] that devotes its staff to taking care of those who are very ill, even terminally ill, and offer them solace, hope, and kindness," he explains.
While he has been known to sing to his patients, this is the one chance Dr. Lieberman takes to perform to an audience.
"As we celebrate 40 years of caring for Southern Nevada, we are honored to once again bring the beloved Serenades of Life concert to the community," says Carole Fisher, president and chief executive officer of Nathan Adelson Hospice. "This impressive evening showcases a wide array of talent that helps support the critical work we do to make sure no one ends the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain."
The Bonnie Schreck Memorial Complementary Therapies program at Nathan Adelson Hospice will benefit from the proceeds of the concert. Therapies offered such as pet therapy, Reiki energy work, massage therapy, art therapy, reflexology, and aromatherapy improve the quality of life for the hospice's patients and loved ones.
Serenades of Life - Doctors in Concert will perform at The Smith Center on Oct. 20. Showtime will begin at 6:45 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. To purchase tickets, call The Smith Center Box Office at 702.749.2000 or visit www.thesmithcenter.com.