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August 20, 2014, 8:36 am

Marsalis, Beyoncé among Super Bowl highlights

As Super Bowl 2013, pitting the Baltimore Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers approaches, the details of Beyoncé’s much-hyped halftime extravaganza are beginning to emerge.

However, before Beyoncé and the girls take the field at the Superdome, CBS Sports, home of Super Bowl XLVII, celebrates the host city of New Orleans with “New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll.” Hosted by one of the Big Easy’s very own, internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis, this special one-hour program airs at noon on Feb. 3,

The network states that “New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll” inhabits the spirit of the city as Marsalis, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, celebrates one of the most unique cities in the world by introducing the rhythm and soul of the Crescent City through its music, its people, its traditions and its love of football and the New Orleans Saints as it prepares to kick off the biggest party of the year.

Right before the battle (and the high-priced commercials) begins at 6:30 p.m., 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem.

Finally, at halftime, Beyoncé will reportedly open a solo set with “Crazy in Love” before Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland join her for a Destiny’s Child reunion. The trio will perform a medley of some of their biggest hits including “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Survivor” before ending with “Nuclear,” a new track from their recently released compilation, “Love Songs.” Beyoncé is expected to close the show with the premiere of a track from her upcoming album.

More than 111.3 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history. The pregame show and Super Bowl XLVII will be broadcast worldwide.  

 

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