Thursday, 3 September 2009

Lionel Richie at evening

Pop and R&B music legend Lionel Richie will add to his prestigious collection of five Grammy Awards and an Oscar at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 when he’s prestigious with the United Negro College Fund’s Award of Excellence in the UNCF’s 31st annual “An Evening of Stars” ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
The public ceremony will feature an raiment of top music stars performing protection to Richie’s greatest hits, and might also include a selection of songs performed by Richie himself. He was chosen for the honor because of his longtime commitment to elevation money for UNCF, joining past honorees such as Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.
“The Award of Excellence is given to one person each year who has supported the UNCF cause,” said event publicist Toni Thompson. “President Obama has talked about America competing with more countries and graduating more people from colleges. Lionel Richie is really a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute, a UNCF university.”

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