News

Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson among performers at Rockefeller tree lighting

Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson among performers at Rockefeller tree lighting

TREE TOPPER: For the 10th year, the Swarovski Star is raised to the top of the 76-foot Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in New York. The Star, features 25,000 crystals and weighs 550 pounds, will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree which will be lit on Dec. 4. Photo: Associated Press/Diane Bondareff

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande and Mary J. Blige are some of those who’ll perform on a TV special celebrating the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

Toni Braxton, Babyface, Jewel and Goo Goo Dolls are also on the bill.

More than 45,000 lights are on the Norway Spruce that’s 76 feet tall and 47 feet across.

It’s topped with a nearly ten-foot-wide Swarovski crystal star.

The special airs Dec. 4 on NBC.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP491836413688

A look at some of the biggest hits and best scores this week in sports.

in Entertainment

Coming soon: The Mustache Hall of Fame

burtreynolds

There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock 'n' roll, so why not those with a hairy upper lip?

in Music

Pink Floyd warns album ‘not for iTunes generation’

pinkfloyd

David Gilmour has warned the band's younger fans they might not enjoy the upcoming album.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

mississippi

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in Entertainment

Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

harrypotter

J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.