Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lionel Richie Fields Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, John Legend, The Roots for MusiCares Tribute


Lionel Richie’s going to have a MusiCares dinner that goes on All Night Long come February. MusiCares just announced the line up to perform Lionel’s classic songs and it includes Zac Brown, Lenny Kravitz, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, the Roots, Usher, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; and singer/songwriters Luke Bryan and Demi Lovato.

The 26th annual Person of the Year dinner will happen Saturday night February 13th in Los Angeles with Rickey Minor as musical director. MusiCares involves a number of hugely important programs that benefit musicians with financial and health needs. Past honorees include Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.
Sponsors include CenterStaging, Delta Air Lines, Double Platinum, FrameX, Gibson Guitars, Jackson Limo, and Sweetwater.
The Person of the Year dinner is one of my favorite nights of the whole year. Watch this clip to learn more:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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