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TLC lights up rare Super Bowl week show

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, left, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas

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TLC’s rare concert appearance Thursday night at the Beacon Theater, part of VH1's Super Bowl Blitz, felt like a new beginning for T-Boz and Chilli.

The duo hasn’t toured much since TLC’s rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died in a car crash in 2002 and their concerts have made it clear why. Left Eye’s rhymes were such an integral part of so many of TLC songs that they still use tapes of them in...

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Queen Latifah will sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

Queen Latifah introduces a performance of "Same Love"

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Fresh from her surprise appearance at The Grammys, Queen Latifah is set for another high-profile appearance. She will sing “America the Beautiful” during the Super Bowl XLVIII pre-game festivities at MetLife Stadium.

Latifah presided over a wedding ceremony during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of “Same Love” at Sunday’s Grammys, even seeking special dispensation from California...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers join Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show

Flea, left, and Anthony Kiedis, and the rest

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers will join Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2.

The Peppers – singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer – were already set to headline WFAN’s “Big Hello to Brooklyn” at Barclays Center on Feb. 1, which is already sold out.

It’s not clear what...

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TLC, Janelle Monae on VH1's Super Bowl team

Chilli, left, and T-Boz, both of TLC, stop

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VH1 plans to celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl, by throwing parties in every borough and New Jersey hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler.

Tickets for most of the shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. However, if you don’t snag one of the seats, you can still catch the shows the next day on VH1’s website and its app.

The full lineup:

Jan. 27: J.Cole, Kupferberg...

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