Sarah McLachlan gets two awards the MTV Video Music Award nominations are announced.
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New York will be changing from the Empire State to the Lilith State tonight, when Sarah McLachlan is feted in a gala event by Governor George Pataki and her record company, Arista. At 6:30 in Central Park, Pataki will present McLachlan with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visionary Award for founding the female-friendly Lilith Fair last year. (The award is named after a famous 1840’s campaigner for women’s suffrage.)

After the ceremony, Arista Records president Clive Davis will throw an invitation-only party in honor of McLachlan’s album “Surfacing,” which just went triple platinum, and her single, “Adia” (No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100), which went gold. The sensitive singer may need to watch what she eats at the bash: Food poisoning (not a pregnancy, as rumored) caused her to back out of the July 5 Columbus, Ohio, Lilith Show. — Josh Wolk

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