Lionel Richie charms Tahoe: ‘Hello from Las Vegas’

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Lionel Richie performs before Harveys Lake Tahoe Arena and in front of a big screen.
Larry Sabo / Tahoe Onstage images

It’s always cool when a little Vegas rubs off on Lake Tahoe. Such was the case this weekend when Lionel Richie delivered his well-known repertoire and a smiling “Hello from Las Vegas.”

Tahoe Onstage photographer Larry Sabo captured these striking photographs from the early part of Ritchie’s set at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. It was “Easy like Sunday Morning” on a Saturday night.

“I am so excited to finally share my ‘Hello From Las Vegas’ album with my fans! The album is out  and available to stream or purchase,” he said Friday, just a day before the Tahoe concert.

Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and co-wrote one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still” and “Easy.”

The entertainer has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His songs help weave the fabric of pop music. In fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having No. 1 records for nine consecutive years.

“Hello From Las Vegas” brings all that back to life. And Lionel Richie fans at Lake Tahoe were able to see and hear that live.

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About Larry Sabo

Larry Sabo is a real-estate broker with a passion for rock 'n' roll photography. He makes his living during the day selling real estate but you'll see him at night enjoying shows. Stop and talk to him anytime you see him out, he will always appreciate it.

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