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  • IT'S PARTY TIME: ALL-STAR EXTRAVAGANZA HITS THE BIG APPLE

              The '98 NBA TeamUp Celebration, hosted by Ahmad Rashad
         and Willow Bay tomorrow at 12:00pm EST, will be simulcast by
         seven networks -- NBC, TNT, Nickelodeon, BET, Telemundo, MSG
         and YTV in Canada.  Among the celebrity participants: LL
         Cool J, Tyra Banks, Spike Lee, Brandy, Salt-N-Pepa, Jennifer
         Love Hewitt and the Knicks City Dancers (NBA).
              BRING IN DA' HALFTIME: Over 100 Broadway cast members,
         including "Chicago's" Bebe Neuwirth and "Titanic's" David
         Garrison, will perform numbers from 10 Broadway shows during
         halftime of Sunday's All-Star Game.  Paul Simon and cast
         members of "The Capeman" will perform the national anthems
         (NBA)....The NBA's kick-off party is The Show -- with Stevie
         Wonder and Bette Midler -- tonight at the MSG Theater.
         Meanwhile, "countless other bashes will be thrown in clubs
         and restaurants around town" by the likes of Michael Jordan,
         Puffy Combs, Sam Cassell and Reggie Miller.  Shaquille
         O'Neal will throw "two huge parties," the first being
         tonight with The Source, the hip hop magazine, at a midtown
         club with Combs to perform for the invitation-only audience
         of 500.  On Saturday, O'Neal will host a party and concert
         for 1,000 at the All-Star Cafe.  On Saturday, the TBS and
         TNT networks will host a party for 1,000 clients, staffers
         and ballplayers at the China Club (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/6).
    
    

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  • THE PARTY CONTINUES IN NYC: TICKETS? WHO'S GOT ESPY TICKET?

              Pennzoil has become a presenting sponsor of the '98
         ESPY Awards, which will air live on ESPN from Radio City
         Music Hall on Monday, February 9.  This is the first of a
         three-year partnership between ESPN and Pennzoil in which
         Pennzoil will serve as a co-presenter with GM.  In addition,
         Pennzoil will serve as the presenting sponsor for the ESPY
         Awards Golf Tournament for Charity, held this spring (ESPN). 
              WHO'S WHO: Among ESPY presenters: Alec Baldwin, Matt
         Damon, Michael J. Fox, Tyra Banks, Robert Duvall, Spike Lee,
         Fugees, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jon Lovitz, Craig T. Nelson,
         Al Franken, Rebecca Romjin, Antonio Sabato Jr., Linda
         Fiorentino and Chris Rock.  Athletes in attendance include
         John Elway, Tiger Woods, Evander Holyfield, Barry Sanders,
         Charles Woodson, Peyton Manning, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey
         Jr., Jeff Gordon and Terrell Davis.  Former UNC basketball
         coach Dean Smith will receive the Arthur Ashe Award (ESPN).
    
    

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