Alicia Keys to Headline NBA All-Star Weekend Entertainment

by February 06, 2013

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.”