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Lionel Richie receives humanitarian award

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / December 7, 2011
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Harvard must have strict rules about dancing on the ceiling because Lionel Richie ’s feet were firmly on the floor as he received the 2011 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award from the Harvard Foundation. The former Commodore, who’s had countless hits over his long career, was the author - with Michael Jackson - of “We Are the World,’’ which raised money for famine relief in Africa.

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