Quick Hits: NBA All-Star Performers, Lorde, BET Honors, mtvU Woodie Awards, Ronnie James Dio
February 6, 2014


Pharrell Williams
The NBA has unveiled some of the musical artists who will play as part of the All-Star Weekend in New Orleans on February 15 and 16. Pharrell Williams will perform during the player introductions, and he will be bringing out some special guests. The halftime show will consist of a New Orleans-inspired jam between Earth, Wind & Fire, Janelle Monaé, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr. and Trombone Shorty. Kendrick Lamar will perform prior to the Slam Dunk contest, and Clark Jr. and Serena Ryder will perform the U.S. national anthem and Canadian national anthem, respectively, at the All-Star Game on Sunday.

Lorde has been tapped to headline the Preakness infield concert at Pimlico Race Course in May. The Maryland Jockey Club is announcing Thursday that the New Zealand singer will perform an extended set during the festival on May 17 at the 139th Preakness Stakes, according to Billboard.com.

Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monaé are among the artists who will perform at the annual BET Honors, an event which celebrates the achievements of distinguished African Americans. The show will be taped at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on February 8 and will air on February 24 in the U.S., reports Billboard.com. This year’s honorees include Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

MTVu's annual Woodie Awards and music festival will take place once again in Austin to coincide with SXSW. This year's event will be held on Thursday, March 13, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Woodie celebration begins at 3 p.m. that day with five hours of performances leading up to the awards show. Nominees and performers will be announced shortly.

A Ronnie James Dio tribute album is in the works, titled This Is Your Life. The set will feature Dio covers by the likes of Metallica, Anthrax, Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Motörhead and more. All proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. It's set for release on April 1 via Rhino Records.




 
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