Pharrell Williams To Headline NBA All-Star Game

PHARRELL WILLIAMS TO HEADLINE NBA ALL-STAR GAME 2014 AS PART OF THE “ENTERTAINMENT SERIES PRESENTED BY SEAN JOHN AT MACY’S”
 
- New Orleans-Inspired Halftime Performance Led by Grammy® -Nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with Guest Performances by Grammy and Award-Winning Artists Janelle Monáe, Dr. John, Gary Clark, Jr., and Earth, Wind & Fire -
 
-Grammy-Nominated Artist Kendrick Lamar to Perform Prior to NBA All-Star Sprite Slam Dunk on Saturday, Feb. 15-
 
NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Oscar®-nominated musician Pharrell Williams, coming off of his multi-Grammy Award-winning night, will headline the “Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy’s” during the 63rd NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Smoothie King Center.  The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN Radio, and in 215 countries and territories in more than 47 languages.
 
Williams will make a grand entrance when he opens the NBA All-Star 2014 festivities with the only player introductions set in all of sports, featuring surprise musical guests.  The electrifying performance will be followed by Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. who will perform the U.S. National Anthem and Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder who will perform the Canadian National Anthem.  
 
At halftime, New Orleans native Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue will tip off the celebration of New Orleans-influenced music with performers including multiplatinum singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and the legendary band Earth, Wind & Fire.
 
On Saturday, Feb. 15, prior to the highly anticipated Sprite Slam Dunk Contest airing live at 8 p.m.   ET on TNT, Grammy-nominated artist Kendrick Lamar will perform an exclusive medley of smash hits from his critically acclaimed albums.
 
For a look at how Pharrell Williams prepares for his headlining act at NBA All-Star, visit nba.com/allstar to check out a promo spot created by Turner Sports.
 
Source:  NBA Media
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