Pop sensation and 2009 Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks will return to her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona to perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the 2009 NBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center on Sunday, Feb. 15. The performance will air live on TNT, Score Canada, ESPN Radio, and in more than 215 countries and territories beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
John Legend and Juanes will perform an extended version of Legend's inspiring hit song "If You're Out There" during the "NBA Cares"-themed halftime show.
On Friday, Feb. 13, actor/recording artist Corbin Bleu will entertain fans at halftime of the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at US Airways Center (9 p.m. ET, TNT). Bleu will perform his single, "Moments That Matter" from his forthcoming album, "Speed of Light," available March 10 from Hollywood Records.
On Saturday, Feb. 14, chart-topping singer/guitarist Kevin Rudolf will perform his smash hit "Let It Rock," which has sold more than two million digital singles and is top 10 in five countries, to energize more than 18,000 basketball fans prior to the highly-anticipated Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Saturday Night (8 p.m. ET, TNT).