Today (June 20th) is Lionel Richie's birthday. I had the pleasure of meeting the Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar winner when he performed at an area Casino in November, 2006. Some famous people are aloof. Concert meet & greets are often rushed affairs. You pose for a photo and move on. Not Lionel. He was very cordial,engaged every guest in conversation, and took his time. Lionel is taking the show on the road this summer. He'll be at the Smoothie King Center August 6th. "American Idol" is returning. TMZ reports, producers are courting Lionel to sign on as a judge. Happy birthday, Lionel!

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