Sting and Cirque du Soleil are the previously announced halftime performers

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The NBA All-Star Game isn’t confined to basketball all-stars.

This year, crooner Ne-Yo will sing the U.S. national anthem to open the game, which begins on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Victoria native Nelly Furtado, meanwhile, will be singing the Canadian national anthem, since the game is taking place in Toronto.

Additionally, Walk the Moon will be performing their new single, “Work This Body,” plus the triple-platinum “Shut Up and Dance” to set off the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest.

But the pièce de résistance is the game’s halftime show, which will feature none other than 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting, along with a performance by Cirque du Soleil.

There will also be basketball or something. Check out the full schedule of events at