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MariahMariah Carey and the Killers are the latest acts confirmed to perform at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. They will join previously announced acts Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson and Green Day on stage at the event, which will be broadcast live Aug. 28 from Miami's American Airlines Arena.

Green Day leads the field with eight nominations, including six for its video "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." Gwen Stefani and Missy Elliott earned six each, while U2 scored five and My Chemical Romance snared four.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

The sixth annual Latin Grammy Awards have been scheduled for a Nov. 3 return to Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The event will be broadcast live in the United States on the Spanish-language Univision Network, and in 100 countries worldwide. Nominations in 43 categories will be announced Aug. 23 at an event in Hollywood.

Last year's George Lopez-hosted event was broadcast by CBS and featured performances by Paulina Rubio, Jessica Simpson and David Bisbal, Cafe Tacuba and Incubus, Ozomatli and Marco Antonio Solis, among others.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

As expected , Hall & Oates will return to the road later this week to make up a handful of shows postponed after Daryl Hall was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. The duo will play Toledo on Saturday (Aug. 6), Chicago on Monday and Clio, Mich., on Tuesday. Shows rescheduled for Aug. 11-13 in Columbus, Ohio, Waukegan, Ill., and Apple Valley, Minn., have been canceled to accommodate testing related to Hall's treatment. Although not yet halfway through a four-month course of antibiotics, Hall is reportedly rested and feels up to touring again; he is expected to make a full recovery. After a brief break, Hall & Oates' tour in support of "Our Kind of Soul" (U-Watch) will pick up again Aug. 23, joining Todd Rundgren for dates through Sept. 2 in Mashantucket, Conn. Additional dates continue on through late September.