Here’s who’s in town for the NBA All-Star Game halftime

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CLEVELAND – The NBA has released details of a halftime special show which will take place during the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The star-studded ceremony will feature special performances that honor the league’s 75th anniversary.

Take the fans on a journey
Spike Lee, eight-time Grammy Award winner and co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers Usher, five-time Academy Award winner and two-time Emmy Award winner, Tiffany Haddish, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winner, and Anthony Anderson, Emmy Awards, will tell a special tribute in honor of the 75-year history of the NBA. Players who pioneered the league over the years will be recognized.

The tribute will highlight “the themes that have served as cornerstones of the NBA since its founding: competition, culture and inclusion.”

The introduction
Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly and famed producer DJ D-Nice will present the 2022 NBA All-Stars before tipping.

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Machine Gun Kelly performs during day one of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Macy Gray, a four-time Grammy winner and native of Ohio, will sing the national anthem of the United States, and Ryland James, a native of Toronto and a two-time Juno and platinum nominee, will sing the national anthem. from Canada.

Half-time final
Earth, Wind and Fire, winners of nine Grammy Awards, will perform their hit “Shining Star”.

Verdin White, Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey

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From left, Verdin White, Ralph Johnson and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire perform during the Drive-in Race to Erase MS event at the Rose Bowl, Friday, June 4, 2021, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The First NBA HBCU
As previously announced, award-winning actress and TV personality Keke Palmer will perform the national anthem and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the start of the HBCU Classic premiere on Saturday, February 19 at 2 p.m.

She will be accompanied by the Howard University Showtime Marching Band.

Keke Palmer

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Keke Palmer attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala celebrating the opening of the exhibit ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ on Monday, September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

A star-studded musical program
DJ Khaled will be joined by Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Gunna, Migos and Lil Baby to headline a performance ahead of the AT&T Slam Dunk on State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at 8 p.m.

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