14-year old music sensation JESSARAE recently performed at the 2009 Inaugural “Keep Hope Alive” Benefit Gala along with superstar Gavin Rossdale, held at the Palm’s Resort and Casino Sky Villa in Las Vegas on June 19, 2009. The “Keep Hope Alive” Charity Event honored NHL Superstar and community advocate Jeremy Roenick, and included over 100 of National Hockey League’s brightest stars, alumni, and celebrity guests. Proceeds from the event were donated to the “Echoes Of Hope” charity founded by Stacia and (2009 NHL “Hall of Fame” inductee) Luc Robitaille. JESSARAE stole the show as The Las Vegas Sun declared“JESSARAE stunned the crowd….the young, yet surprisingly articulate and talented performer began with a Johnny Cash cover but quickly worked in his own material while onstage. Later, he covered Led Zeppelin as the room looked on in amazement. “I’m mesmerized,” Palms owner, George Maloof, said as he watched the youngster perform.” JESSARAE’s new EP “Damaged Heart” is currently available on iTunes and through his websites atwww.jessarae.com or www.myspace.com/jessaraemusic. A full length debut CD is in the works and will be released in the Fall. “Echoes of Hope,” strives to awaken the spirit of hope in the lives of deserving at-risk and emancipated foster youth by providing the resources, knowledge, skills, love and support they need to reach their full potential. For additional info visit www.echoesofhope.org.