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FILE - Lady Gaga arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. MTV announced Thursday that Gaga, who is tied as the most-nominated act alongside Ariana Grande, will perform at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30. Other performers include The Weeknd, BTS, J Balvin, Doja Cat, Maluma, Roddy Ricch and CNCO. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Lady Gaga to perform at 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

Aug. 13, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is ready to just dance at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Thursday that Gaga, who is tied as the most-nominated act alongside Ariana Grande, will perform at the Aug. 30 event. Other performers include The Weeknd, BTS, J Balvin, Doja Cat, Maluma, Roddy Ricch and...

FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The Weekend, nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards will perform at the awards show on Aug. 30. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to perform at MTV VMAs

Aug. 11, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chart-topping Grammy winners The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are set to perform at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards this month. MTV announced Tuesday that Colombian singer Maluma and Latin boy band CNCO will also perform at the Aug. 30 event, which was originally to take place at the Barclays...

FILE - The MTV Moon Man appears on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. MTV says it is changing its plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow the guidance of state and local officials to move them outside. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow...

Lady Gaga arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018, left, and Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020.  Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine VMA nominations each, including video of the year for their No. 1 dance hit. “Rain on Me” is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.(Photos by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

Jul. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Gaga and Grande both...

This image released by Disney Plus shows Beyonce Knowles, center, in a scene from her visual album

New this week: Beyoncé, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms

Jul. 27, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Black Is King”: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé, the pop star’s...

Today in History

Jun. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 26, the 178th day of 2020. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnest after the Soviet Union cut off land and water routes to the isolated western sector of Berlin. On this date: In...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jun. 23, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

The Topeka Capital-Journal, June 22 Coaches at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University have signed statements declaring Election Day a mandatory day off for athletes, ensuring no practice or competition will interfere with getting student athletes to the polls in November. The coaches made the move...

Armed police officers work at a block of flats off Basingstoke Road in Reading after an incident at Forbury Gardens park in the town centre of Reading, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Several people were injured in a stabbing attack in the park on Saturday, and British media said police were treating it as “terrorism-related.” (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

UK police: Park stabbing that killed 3 was a terror attack

Jun. 21, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

READING, England (AP) — A stabbing rampage that killed three people as they sat in a British park on a summer evening is being considered a terrorist attack, police said Sunday. A 25-year-old man who is believed to be the lone attacker was in custody, but officials said the motive for the carnage was...

Police arrive at Forbury Gardens in the town centre of Reading, England, where they are responding to a

3 slain in stabbing at UK park; police say motive unclear

Jun. 20, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three people were killed and three seriously hurt Saturday in a summer-evening stabbing attack in a park in the English town of Reading, police said. They said it was “not currently" being treated as a terrorism and the motive was unclear. Thames Valley Police force said officers...

In this June 13, 2020 photo, singer-songwriter John Legend appears during a photo session at The Bel Air Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote his latest album

John Legend and the musical superheroes behind his new album

Jun. 17, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has formed a musical version of The Avengers to help his new album marvel. “We’ve got some musical superheroes with superpowers in here,” Legend said with a laugh. His all-star team of collaborators include Grammy-winning songwriters and producers, as well...