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Musicians The Chainsmokers to become 1st group to perform on the edge of space

One of The Chainsmokers' latest hits is High and they're hoping to live up to their lyrics. The hit-making duo of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall have signed up to get into a pressurized capsule tethered to a stratospheric balloon in a few years and perform some 32 km above the Earth.

Coldplay powers green tour with kinetic dance floors, stationary bikes

The band — whose songs include the appropriately titled Higher Power — has pledged to be as sustainable and low-carbon as possible, hoping to cut their CO2 emissions by 50 per cent.

Ronettes lead singer and '60s icon Ronnie Spector dead at 78

Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock 'n' roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Walking in the Rain as the leader of the girl group the Ronettes, has died. She was 78.

New York Met museum drops Sackler name over opioid ties

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping the Sackler name from seven exhibition spaces amid growing outrage over the role the family may have played in the opioid crisis.

K-pop stars BTS win big at the American Music Awards

South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards.

Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond dead of cancer at 44

Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond died Monday after a brief battle with cancer, according to his spokesperson. He was 44.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, Follies and Miss Saigon, has died. He was 83.

Lil Wayne, Kodak Black get clemency; Joe Exotic does not

Two rappers were among the entertainment figures included in a list of 140 people who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by former U.S. President Donald Trump in a last-minute clemency flurry early Wednesday. But the news was not as good for one hopeful celebrity.

Tanya Roberts dead at 65 following early, inaccurate death reports

Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in A View to a Kill and appeared in the sitcom That '70s Show, has died, several hours after she was mistakenly declared dead by her publicist and her partner. She was 65.

Seeking inclusion, Grammys change name of a music category

The Grammy Awards have changed the name of their best world music album category to the best global music album, an attempt to find "a more relevant, modern and inclusive term."

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