January 28, 2016 7:55 am
Updated: January 28, 2016 7:56 am

Sting, Cirque du Soleil to headline NBA All-Star game in Toronto

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2015 file photo, Sting performs at Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Sting is trading "Fields of Gold" for a court of stars. The Grammy-winning artist known for hits like "Roxanne" and "Desert Rose" will perform the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 14, 2016, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

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LOS ANGELES – Sting is trading “Fields of Gold” for a court of all-stars.

The Grammy-winning artist known for hits like “Roxanne” and “Desert Rose” will perform the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 14 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Cirque du Soleil will perform a routine before the game that illustrates “the story of a basketball dream.”

Actor-rapper Drake and actor-comedian Kevin Hart will serve as coaches for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Feb. 12.

Ariana Grande performed at last year’s NBA All-Star halftime show at Madison Square Garden in New York, while Earth, Wind and Fire, Janelle Monae and several jazz musicians teamed up for the halftime show at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans in 2014.

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