Sting to perform at NBA all-star game in Toronto

TORONTO - Put on the red light: Sting is set to headline the NBA all-star halftime show next month in Toronto.

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The 16-time Grammy Award winner, who kicks off a tour with Peter Gabriel in June, will play the halftime show at the Air Canada Centre on Feb. 14.

Montreal acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil will start off the evening, which is part of the NBA-All Star Entertainment Series presented by JBL.

Earlier this month, organizers announced Toronto rapper Drake will coach Canada's team at the NBA all-star celebrity game on Feb. 12 at the Ricoh Coliseum.

The Canuck team includes two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and Toronto Blue Jays all-star right-fielder Jose Bautista.

Comedy star Kevin Hart will coach the U.S. team, which includes actors Michael B. Jordan and Jason Sudeikis.



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