30 Dec '11, 12am

Big-name stars in New York to perform on New Year's Eve

Big-name stars in New York to perform on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK: Pop diva Lady Gaga, tenor Placido Domingo and rock veterans Chuck Berry and Patti Smith will join a star-studded line-up to ring in the new year on Saturday in New York. As with every December 31, the main celebration will be held at Times Square in the heart of Manhattan, where more than a million people are expected to gather to watch the New Year's crystal ball drop at the stroke of midnight. The party, first held in 1908, is one of the biggest in the world to ring in the new year. Lady Gaga and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will press the button that drops the giant glittering ball at one minute before midnight. Ahead of midnight, the indefatigable Berry, now 85, will perform at a club near Times Square, while rocker Smith will give three concerts on the Lower East side of Manhattan. Domingo, 70, will perform at The Metropolitan Opera, while the New York P...

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