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Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter. The pixel-perfect pop princess, whose voice is also the product of digital code, will perform in 3D alongside a band made of real musicians at shows starting in Atlanta on May 6. "My favourite digital pop star Hatsune Miku is opening The ARTPOP Ball from May 6-June 3!" @ladygaga said on her Twitter feed.

'Frozen' album sells 2 million, tops Billboard chart for 10th week

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" crossed the 2 million sales mark and continued to hold off new entries. "Frozen," led by its Oscar-winning hit song "Let It Go," sold 133,000 copies in its 20th week on the chart, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

Guns N'Roses puts on a show to remember for fans in Bolivia

La Paz, Apr 13 (EFE).- The iconic U.S. rock band Guns N'Roses, headed by Axl Rose, charmed thousands of their fans on the weekend in the main stadium in La Paz, where they played for the first time on a Latin American tour. Rose opened his performance with "You could be mine," followed by "You're Crazy," "Chinese Democracy," "Estranged" and "Rocket Queen" along with well-known hits "Welcome to the Jungle," "Live and Let Die" and "Civil War," interspersed among which were a number of guitar solos.

Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion

By Piya Sinha-Roy INDIO, California (Reuters) - Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated set with "B.O.B" from the duo's 2000 album "Stankonia," before taking it back to the 1990s with singles such as "ATLiens" and "Skew It on the Bar-B."

Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion

By Piya Sinha-Roy INDIO, California (Reuters) - Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated set with "B.O.B" from the duo's 2000 album "Stankonia," before taking it back to the 1990s with singles such as "ATLiens" and "Skew It on the Bar-B."

Stroke risk higher among young adults with insomnia

By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with insomnia may have a higher risk of stroke than their well-rested peers, a new study shows. The link between insomnia and stroke was especially strong in young adults, who were up to eight times more likely to suffer a stroke if they had insomnia.

London's Tate Modern hosts 40th anniversary celebration of ABBA

London, Apr 8 (EFE).- London's Tate Modern gallery was the scene of a huge party marking the 40th anniversary of legendary Swedish pop group ABBA's first international hit, "Waterloo." ABBA - Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog - won the Eurovision Festival in Brighton with "Waterloo" on April 6, 1974. The band charted with huge hits like "Fernando," "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen" and "Thank You For the Music," with Frida and Agnetha, who were married to Benny and Bjorn, respectively, harmonizing perfectly.

London's Tate Modern hosts 40th anniversary celebration of ABBA

London, Apr 8 (EFE).- London's Tate Modern gallery was the scene of a huge party marking the 40th anniversary of legendary Swedish pop group ABBA's first international hit, "Waterloo." ABBA - Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog - won the Eurovision Festival in Brighton with "Waterloo" on April 6, 1974. The band charted with huge hits like "Fernando," "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen" and "Thank You For the Music," with Frida and Agnetha, who were married to Benny and Bjorn, respectively, harmonizing perfectly.

No 'real' Ukraine de-escalation, 'Europe mustn't relax': UK's Hague ccr/yad

"Europe must not relax" over the crisis in Ukraine as Russian troops have made only "a token withdrawal" from the border, British Foreign Secretary Wlliam Hague said Friday. Arriving for talks with his European Union counterparts, Hague said: "Any withdrawal of the forces has been only a token withdrawal. So, we have not seen real de-escalation by Russia. Therefore Europe must not relax." ccr/jph/yad

Europe must not relax in drafting Russia sanctions: UK

ATHENS (Reuters) - Europe must not relax in preparing tough economic sanctions for possible use against Russia because Moscow has not reduced tensions over Ukraine, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Friday. Hague, arriving for a meeting of European Union foreign ministers, said very large numbers of Russian forces remained on Ukraine's eastern border. There had been only a "token withdrawal" of those forces so far and the situation remained very dangerous, he said.
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