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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 10:35 am  |  8 responses

Alicia Keys to Headline NBA All-Star Weekend Entertainment


The NBA announced that fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will be the headliner of this year’s All-Star Weekend in Houston. Keys will be the sole performer of the halftime show during the big game on February 17th. Here’s the press release: “Keys will perform a selection of her chart-topping hits as part of the All-Star Game ‘Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s.’ The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN Radio, and in 215 countries and territories and in 47 languages. Prior to the start of the All-Star Game, global superstar NE-YO will welcome the players to the court with an exciting performance of some of his greatest hits as part of ‘Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s,’ followed by nine-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, who will sing the U.S. National Anthem. Actress/singer Gloria Reuben, who currently stars in the multi-Academy Award-nominated film ‘Lincoln,’ will perform the Canadian National Anthem. On Saturday, Feb.16, Nick Cannon will host State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, airing live at 7 p.m. on TNT, featuring performances by British pop sensation Ellie Goulding, American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, and recently reunited pop punk band Fall Out Boy.”

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  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Hell yes.

  • Mike From Spain

    It would have been great if Jay-Z and Alicia Keys sang empire state of mind in one of the NYC arenas before the All Star. I am not big on hip hop but I listened to this track about 5 times today on spotify…

  • patrick

    Keys is also now’s Blackberry’s Chief Creativity Officer (or some other wording). Did Blackberry pay the NBA behind the scenes to secure her performance slot?

  • Mike From Spain

    Alicia Keys takes up a job in RIM just when the new Blackberries move to a touchscreen interface … kind of ironic

  • Redd

    Should’ve gotten that beauty, Solange.

  • Comment_System

    Phillip…Phillips…seriously?

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Love A.keys but if hear girl on fire on more time……

  • Callachamp

    Callachamp.com will be having a special event during NBA All Star allowing fans to interact live with the legends of Basketball. http://www.prlog.org/12074813-callachampcom-hosting-special-event-during-nba-all-star-weekend.html

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