Entertainment shaping up for Super Bowl parties

Entertainment shaping up for Super Bowl parties

NEW YORK — The teams haven’t been decided for the Super Bowl, but the entertainment lineup is already shaping up.

ESPN The Magazine said Monday that Ne-Yo and Keri Hilson have been tapped to perform at its annual party Feb. 5. That’s two days before the Super Bowl.

This year’s Super Bowl is in Miami. The party is set for the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. Rihanna and Justin Bieber already have been announced to perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam on Feb. 4. Of course, the big musical event will happen when The Who performs during halftime.

James Taylor, Carole King US concert dates set

BOSTON — In the four decades since James Taylor and Carole King helped launch each other’s storied careers, the notion of someday recapturing that magic never completely faded.

On Monday, Taylor and King announced dates for the U.S. leg of their much-anticipated “Troubadour Reunion” tour. The tour, marking the 40th anniversary of the pair’s breakthrough shows, will launch May 7 in Portland, Ore. As previously announced, the tour will begin overseas in Melbourne, Australia, on March 26.

Today’s birthdays

Singer-keyboardist George Duke is 64. Actress Kirstie Alley is 59. Political commentator Rush Limbaugh is 59. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 58. Radio personality Howard Stern is 56. News correspondent Christiane Amanpour is 52. Singer Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine is 40. Rapper Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan is 40. Singer Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay is 37.

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