Celine Dion will honor the victims of the attacks in Paris at Sunday's American Music Awards.

ABC and Dick Clark Productions said that Dion will perform a rendition of Edith Piaf's "Hymne à L'Amour" in French at the ceremony to pay tribute to those affected by last week's attacks.

American Music Awards producer Larry Klein said the ceremony's producers wanted to show solidarity.

"Hymne à L'Amour" was written by Piaf as a tribute to lover Marcel Cerdan. He died in a plane crash in 1949.

Jennifer Lopez is set to host and perform at Sunday's fan-favorite ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Other performers include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, One Direction and Carrie Underwood.

The awards air at 7 p.m. Twin Cities time on ABC.

Maurice Sendak's art for sale

Original artwork by "Where the Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak is on sale in New York City. Sotheby's also is offering his watercolors, drawings and set pieces through Dec. 18 at a selling exhibition at its Manhattan headquarters. Included are several dozen illustrations created for his beloved children's book. They have never been offered at a public sale and represent the most complete set of "Where the Wild Things Are" illustrations to come to market. The works were amassed over 45 years by two private collectors. Prices range from $3,000 to $950,000. Sendak died in 2012.

Objections: A New York arts high school that was targeted for closing has won a reprieve and a possible commitment of support from Billy Joel. The singer wrote to members of a regional school board urging them to consider other alternatives before closing the Long Island School of the Arts. The school is in Syosset, N.Y., near where Joel grew up and he donates to the school. Board members voted unanimously to take steps to increase enrollment rather than closing the schools. They will revisit the matter in the spring.

Newlyweds: Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane has tied the knot with playwright and producer Devlin Elliott. The two were married in a small ceremony at New York's City Hall. Lane, a Tony winner for "The Producers" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," received a best-actor Tony nomination for his role in "The Nance" in 2013 and will next be seen in FX's "American Crime Story." They have been together for 18 years and recently collaborated on a picture book about a dog, "Naughty Mabel," inspired by their overindulged, well-groomed French bulldog.

Ailing: "Sex and the City" star Kim Cattrall has withdrawn from playing the title role in "Linda" on the London stage due to an unspecified health problem. She had been set to star in the production at the Royal Court Theatre starting Nov. 26 but will be replaced by Noma Dumezweni. Cattrall said in a statement that "with great sadness" she is following the advice of her doctors. She thanked the theater for allowing her to put her health first. The 59-year-old Cattrall is best known for her portrayal of Samantha in the hit "Sex and the City" series on HBO.

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