-- Stevie Wonder, Akon, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Jesse McCartney are among the artists performing on the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) 31st annual "Evening of Stars" tribute to singer/songwriter Lionel Richie. The two-hour syndicated telecast will air nationally Jan. 22-24 on more than 35 network stations, including BET Networks and WGN America. Richie joins such fellow UNCF award of excellence honorees as Patti LaBelle and Smokey Robinson.

-- LeToya Luckett makes her theatrical film debut in "Preacher's Kid," which bows nationally Jan. 29. Originally slated for release in summer 2009 (Billboard, April 25, 2009), the Warner Premiere-produced film is a modern-day version of the biblical story "The Prodigal Son." Luckett co-stars with fellow artists Trey Songz, Tank and Kiki Sheard plus actors Sharif Atkins (currently on USA Network's "White Collar"), Essence Atkins and Clifton Powell. "Preacher's Kid" is directed by Stan Foster ("Woman Thou Art Loosed").

-- Dancehall/R&B singer Rayvon, a longtime music partner of singer Shaggy, is set to release a new solo single, "Back It Up," on Jan. 26 through GTC Entertainment via MDI Distribution. The single is the forerunner to Rayvon's yet-untitled spring album, which will also integrate hip-hop and roots reggae. Formerly signed to Virgin as a solo artist, Rayvon was featured on Shaggy's 2001 No. 1 single "Angel."

-- Michelle Williams will reprise her role as Roxie Hart when "Chicago" returns to Broadway for a seven-week limited engagement (Feb. 8-March 28) at the Ambassador Theatre. The Destiny's Child member first played Roxie in 2009 in London's West End production of the Tony Award-winning musical.