Fayetteville rapper J. Cole will perform the halftime show at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Feb. 17 at the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte.
Fayetteville rapper J. Cole will perform the halftime show at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Feb. 17 at the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte. Invision/AP Scott Roth
Fayetteville rapper J. Cole will perform the halftime show at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game Feb. 17 at the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte. Invision/AP Scott Roth

Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.