In honor of the 50th anniversary Dinner with the Stars signature black-tie fundraiser event was held at The Peabody Opera House and featured headliner Lionel Richie, a four-time Grammy winner, with special appearances by the Variety Children’s Chorus, and other Variety kids. In addition, Variety honored their Man and Woman of the Year, Ken Kranzberg and Judy Jones and recognized past winners of this prestigious award. Special recognition went to Marilyn Fox who once again chaired the dinner with the stars. The annual Dinner with the Stars, part of a whole host of Variety week events is held each year to raise money for area children with physical and developmental disabilities. This year’s goal exceeded over the $2.5 million expected funds raised for the evening.