BACK FOR MORE: MTV’s Video Music Awards stopped at Barclays Center in 2013. (Getty Images) MTV awards show, even without an audience, will be a milestone for NYC Echoing the spirit of the astronaut clutching the MTV flag on the iconic “moon person” trophies, the announcement that MTV’s Video Music Awards would return to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center felt like a giant leap for the city’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a promising moment for the live industry. “We’re elated to bring the 2020 VMAs back to NYC, the cultural mecca of the world where music and entertainment are woven into the DNA,” Bruce Gillmer, president of music, music talent, programming and events for ViacomCBS Media Networks, said in a statement. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the news in the middle of his June 29 press briefing with a one-line acknowledgment, saying, “A few additional announcements: the […]
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