Vegas icon Newton to sing at All-Star Game

Updated: February 17, 2007, 3:10 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Crooner Wayne Newton will belt out "Viva Las Vegas" and a contemporary version of "Danke Schoen" as players are introduced at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 18, the league announced.

"Mr. Las Vegas" will perform for about seven minutes before the game while Grammy winners Christina Aguilera and Toni Braxton will headline the halftime entertainment. The game is to be broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.

Mary J. Blige will also perform during a Saturday night event for the league's social initiative, NBA Cares.


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