US: Keke Palmer to Host MTV VMAs, Plus New Dates for Electric Daisy Carnival and More

NATIONAL: Bustld, an online wedding-planning resource, recently launched a new service called LoveStream. LoveStream is a virtual wedding platform that allows couples to livestream their big day to family and friends with one-click stream access, eliminating the need to download an app, log in, or mess with the mute button. Guests can comment along with the stream and sign a virtual guestbook.

LAS VEGAS: Dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival will take place May 21-23, 2021, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Insomniac-produced event was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic; all tickets will be honored for the 2021 dates. 

LOS ANGELES: Adam Burke is the new president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Burke has served as the board's chief operating officer since 2016; he previously worked as senior vice president of customer loyalty for Hilton Worldwide. 

Race to Erase MS will host a drive-in gala at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Sept. 4. The evening will feature performances by Andy Grammer, Eric Benét, and Siedah Garrett, plus a virtual look at the Fall 2020 Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Collection, a new line designed to make dressing easier for people with disabilities.

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NEW YORK: Keke Palmer will host the 2020 MTV VMAs, airing live on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET. Performers will include BTS, Doja Cat, and J Balvin, and Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga lead the year's nominations with nine each. The award show will feature live outdoor performances throughout the city with limited or no audiences.

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WASHINGTON, DC: Nonprofit organization Kids Fashion Week DMV will host a virtual runway show on Aug. 16. Hosted by Real Housewives of the Potomac star Ashley Darby, the event features children ages six to 16 working as models, designers, photographers, hosts, and executives. 

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