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IT'S PARTY TIME: ALL-STAR EXTRAVAGANZA HITS THE BIG APPLE
Published February 6, 1998
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).