Forever young, and redolent of a dreamy, low-risk idea of pop maturity, the decades between his prime stardom and the present have been kind to Lionel Richie: Like contemporaries Prince and Bruce Springsteen, the man has never quite been a punchline. And while it's true that the average stranger on the street is more likely to erupt with "Dancing On The Ceiling" or "All Night Long" than, say, "I'm In Love," Richie's voice still carries a distinctive warmth. Admit it: If a pal randomly gifted you with Lionel Richie tickets, you'd be all over it, even if you didn't brag about it on Twitter.
Tue., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., 2013
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