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An Evening of Stars® Tribute to Lionel Richie – A two-hour televised entertainment event with performances by Akon, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Katharine McPhee, Jesse McCartney, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Brian McKnight, James Ingram, Johnny Gill and Boney James with appearances by Will.i.am, Ne-Yo, Nicole Richie, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, Terrence Howard, Regina King, Shemar Moore, Shaun Robinson, Romeo and Cedric the Entertainer.

This year’s roster of performers included nine-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole, Akon, Jesse McCartney, Grammy-Award winner, Chrisette Michele, Boney James, Katharine McPhee, Ledisi, Johnny Gill, James Ingram, Brian McKnight, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and 25 –time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder.

A parade of celebrities joined UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax and performers in celebrating Richie. Presenters included Tom Joyner, Shemar Moore, Terrence Howard, Romeo, Cedric The Entertainer, Justin Chambers, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Gina Ravera, Tracie Thoms, Regina King, Lauren Vélez, Paige Hurd, Terri Crews, Suzanne de Passe, Merri Dee, Extra’s AJ Calloway and Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson.

“It is such an honor to receive this award from UNCF,” said Lionel Richie.    “I am a product of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and that experience has had a tremendous influence on my life. I understand the importance of a college education and the impact it can have on our children and our nation. I am honored to join stars like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson and Patti LaBelle who have received UNCF’s Award of Excellence and who support UNCF and its students.”

 

Special thanks to Toni Thompson & her entire staff for giving us great access to the show.
Images provided by Dennis Byron & Wireimage.

We also want to thank our sponsor Lockout Records as well.

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Lionel Richie & family

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Akon
Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

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Tom & Donna Joyner

Regina_King

Regina King

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Maff Test

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Chrisette Michele

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Terry & Rebecca Crews

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Johnny Gill

Check the schedule below for your local listings:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010

 

 

 

MARKET  

CALL LETTERS

AFFILIATION

LOCAL
SHOW TIME

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 

WTHR-TV Channel 13

NBC

8:00 PM

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010

 

 

 

ATLANTA, GA

CBS Atlanta

CBS

8:00 PM

BIRMINGHAM, AL

WABM

My Network

8:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, NC

WBTV

CBS

8:00 PM

CHICAGO, IL

WGN-TV9

CW

11:00 PM

CINCINNATI, OH

WKRC

CBS

12:00 AM

CINCINNATI, OH

EKRC

CW

8:00 PM

DALLAS – FT. WORTH, TX

KTXA-TV Channel 21

IND

9:00 PM

DETROIT, MI

WKBD

CW

8:00 PM

FLORENCE, SC

WBTW MY TV

My Network

8:00 PM

HOUSTON, TX

KPRC-Channel 2

NBC

6:00 PM

JACKSON, MS

WLBT

NBC

12:00 AM

JACKSONVILLE, FL

MY TVJAX

My Network

11:00 PM

JACKSONVILLE, FL

WAWS

FOX

5:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, KS

KSMO

My Network

TBD

LOS ANGELES, CA

NBC4

NBC

3:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY

WHAS-11

ABC

5:30 PM

MEMPHIS, TN

WLMT

CW

7:00 PM

MIAMI – FT.LAUDERDALE, FL

WPLG

ABC

12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS – ST.PAUL, MN

WCCO

CBS

10:35 PM

NASHVILLE, TN

WTVF LNC5cab

CAB

8:00 PM

NEW ORLEANS, LA

WWL-TV, Channel 4

CBS

10:30 PM

NEW YORK, NY

WWOR MY 9

My Network

5:00 PM

ORLANDO, FL

WFTV

ABC

8:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA, PA

FOX 29 WTXF

FOX

2:00 PM

RALEIGH, NC

WAUG

Campus Cable

8:00 PM

RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC

WTVD

ABC

11:35 PM

RICHMOND, VA

WTVR-TV 6

CBS

10:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

KGO

ABC

1:00 PM

 

 

 

 

MARKET

CALL LETTERS

AFFILIATION

LOCAL
SHOW TIME

SAVANNAH, GA

WTOC

CBS

9:00 PM

ST. LOUIS, MO

KMOV

CBS

11:35 PM

TAMPA, FL

WFTS – TV

ABC

9:00 PM

TYLER-LONGVIEW, TX

 

 

 

KLTV – Channel 7

ABC

10:30 PM

 

WJLA

ABC

8:00 PM

 

WGN

CAB

11:00 PM CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BET

CAB

10:00 PM ET

 

KONG – TV 6/16

IND

8:00 PM

 

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