Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams will perform at the halftime show with his hip-hop/rock group N.E.R.D., which will perform a medley of hits.
Williams, an 11-time Grammy Award victor, was nominated for his second Academy Award previous year as a co-producer of the Best Picture candidate Hidden Figures. N.E.R.D., which also consists of Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, dropped their fifth album, "No One Ever Really Dies", last month, featuring guest artists such as Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Andre 3000. Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will perform the national anthem of their home country. In addition to Pharrell and Hart, Fergie will sing the American national anthem and Barenaked Ladies will sing the Canadian national anthem.
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Kevin Hart will open the night.
On Saturday, Feb. 17 fans can purchase tickets to watch the entire NBA All-Star squad train for the big game during the NBA All-Star Practice at Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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The NBA's new system will allow top vote-getters from each conference (currently LeBron James and Steph Curry) to choose their teams from a pool of starters and backups. Hart will make his All-Star return introducing the players.
The game takes place Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in L.A.
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All-Star voting closed earlier this week, and the final results are scheduled to be announced Thursday at 5 p.m. during TNT's NBA Tip-Off show.