clearn.png
Tuesday June 15th, 2021 5:32AM

Knight, Cara, HBCU bands among NBA All-Star Game performers

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta native Gladys Knight will be among the headline performers at the NBA All-Star Game on March 7, performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the pregame festivities.

Knight, a seven-time Grammy winner who has been vaccinated for COVID-19, will be present at the game. Many other musical performers will appear remotely, including Grammy winner Alessia Cara, who will sing “O Canada” from Toronto.

Knight is a graduate of Shaw University, one of the oldest historically Black institutions in the country, and HBCUs will be featured throughout the night.

The Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society Choir will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the Black national anthem.

The Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band and Florida A&M University Marching 100 — two of the best college bands in the country — will perform during the All-Star player introductions, from their respective campuses. And members of the Divine Nine, a group of historically Black fraternities and sororities, will introduce performances by step teams from Spelman and Morehouse colleges.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Basketball, AP Online - Georgia News, AP Sports - NBA
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
What NY prosecutors could learn from Trump's tax records
Manhattan's district attorney fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records
11:06AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Drug execs face Capitol Hill questions on vaccine supply
The top developers of U.S. COVID-19 vaccines are set to face questions from Congress about limited supplies of the shots needed to end the pandemic
10:59AM ( 13 minutes ago )
In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtles
When it comes to saving sea turtles, Israeli rescuers have discovered that mayonnaise is a miracle
10:52AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Analysis: The NBA's East has a standings logjam to deal with
This is a bizarre season for the NBA in a bizarre time for the world
2:34AM ( 8 hours ago )
Wizards win 5th straight, hold off Lakers 127-124 in OT
The Washington Wizards extended their longest winning streak in three years to five straight games with a 127-124 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers
1:50AM ( 9 hours ago )
Jazz set records for 3s in 132-110 rout of Hornets
Donovan Mitchell had 23 points and eight assists as the Utah Jazz enjoyed a record-breaking performance from long range in a 132-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets
1:29AM ( 9 hours ago )
AP Sports
The Latest: Big West hoops tournaments banning spectators
The Big West Conference will hold its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments without spectators, including family and guests of the teams
8:48PM ( 14 hours ago )
Finch aims to 'breathe some confidence' back into Wolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the hiring of Toronto assistant Chris Finch as their new head coach
8:30PM ( 14 hours ago )
Unbeaten No. 2 Baylor back to play after 3-week COVID break
Still-undefeated No. 2 Baylor is finally getting back in the game
8:22PM ( 14 hours ago )
AP Online Basketball
Ahmaud Arbery memorialized in Georgia a year after slaying
Few outside the Georgia port city of Brunswick paid much attention at first when Ahmaud Arbery was pursued by white men and shot to death while running through their neighborhood
10:10AM ( 1 hour ago )
In year of pandemic, Home Depot became supplier to millions
The Home Depot’s fiscal fourth-quarter sales surged 25% as the home improvement chain continues to meet the demands of consumers stuck at home and a resilient housing market
9:32AM ( 1 hour ago )
EXCERPT: 'Kill Shot' probes shadow industry, deadly disease
EDITOR’S NOTE — This is an exclusive excerpt adapted from “Kill Shot: The Untold Story of the Worst Contaminated Drug Crisis in U.S. History,” by Associated Press investigative...
9:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
Timberwolves fire Ryan Saunders, hire Chris Finch as coach
The Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach Ryan Saunders hours after the team with the NBA’s worst record this season lost for the eighth time in the last nine games
10:26AM ( 1 day ago )
Nets hold on to edge Clippers, win season-best 6th in a row
James Harden scored 37 points and the Brooklyn Nets held off a furious fourth-quarter rally to edge the Los Angeles Clippers 112-108 for their season-best sixth win in a row
11:56PM ( 1 day ago )
Timberwolves fire Saunders after parts of 3 seasons as coach
The Minnesota Timberwolves fired coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday night, hours after the team with the NBA’s worst record this season lost for the eighth time in the last nine games
11:47PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - NBA
Security officials cast blame for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol
Former security officials are testifying publicly for the first time about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, casting blame on the Pentagon, the intelligence community and each other
11:11AM ( 1 minute ago )
What NY prosecutors could learn from Trump's tax records
Manhattan's district attorney fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records
11:06AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Drug execs face Capitol Hill questions on vaccine supply
The top developers of U.S. COVID-19 vaccines are set to face questions from Congress about limited supplies of the shots needed to end the pandemic
10:59AM ( 13 minutes ago )
In Israel, mayo provides miracle for endangered turtles
When it comes to saving sea turtles, Israeli rescuers have discovered that mayonnaise is a miracle
10:52AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Netherlands see increase in coronavirus infections
The Dutch public health institute says that confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands rose by nearly 19% over the past week
10:51AM ( 20 minutes ago )