Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities
The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) atThe musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at Philadelphia's First Union Center, and will also play "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" and "I'm Still Standing" at halftime.
The night before at NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the First Union Center, Boyz II Men will offer a musical tribute to its hometown with "Motown Philly," while fellow Philadelphia natives McFadden & Whitehead will perform "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" and Musiq Soulchild will cover the Beatles' "Something." Pop duo Hall & Oates is slated to perform a medley of hits including "I Can't Go for That" and "One on One," while Philadelphia-based R&B trio City High will sing the National Anthem.
All-Star Saturday Night is highlighted by the NBA.com Slam Dunk contest and the 1 800 CALL ATT Shootout. It will also feature 989 Sports' All-Star Hoop-It-Up, which pairs pro basketball stars and celebrities in three-on-three competitions. 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and R&B star Brian McKnight are scheduled to suit up for the games. Live coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on cable channel TNT.
Earlier on Saturday, Enrique Iglesias, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, and Lil Bow Wow will join Britney Spears at the NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration. The event airs at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, TNT, BET, Nickelodeon, and NBA.com TV.
Tomorrow (Feb. 7), City High, Naughty By Nature, and Fat Joe will perform at the Philadelphia Convention Center. As previously reported, the weekend will also feature a concert series featuring such hometown R&B and hip-hop acts as Jill Scott, the Roots, and Musiq Soulchild.