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    Furtado, Hedley, Dragonette to help ring in New Year in Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The west coast is coming to Niagara for New Year’s Eve.

    Canadian songstress Nelly Furtado and Vancouver rockers Hedley will ring in New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls, the Niagara Parks Commission announced Monday night.

    The lineup for the Dec. 31 free, outdoor concert in Queen Victoria Park also includes Dragonette, an electro-pop trio.

    Furtado, who was born in Victoria, B.C., had hits with “I’m Like a Bird,” “Promiscuous,” and “Turn Off the Light.” Hedley, named for a town in B.C., had hits with “On My Own” and “Trip.”

    The show begins at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks scheduled for 8:45 p.m. and midnight, a parks commission press release states.

    Fallsview Casino celebrates Chinese New Year

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    From CANOE Travel:

    When he gets back to Australia, Daniel Whin will be able to tell all his friends about how the Chinese celebrate the new year.

    He was sitting in the restaurant at the Fallsview Casino on Thursday afternoon when he heard some loud drums and decided to see what all the excitement was about.

    In the lobby, five lions and 16 performers were taking part in the traditional Lion Dance parade in celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit.

    “This was really nice and I got some great photos,” said Whin, who spent two days in Canada and was heading to New York City later in the day.

    Niagara Falls (NY) Rocks 2011 New Year’s Celebration

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):

    Old Falls Street was packed with thousands of patrons for the 2nd annual Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve Guitar Drop Friday night.

    The event was headlined by a live performance from Smashmouth and also included food, drinks and fireworks.

    Sea of New Year’s Eve revellers floods Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review (includes video):

    A great big sea of New Year’s Eve revellers flooded Niagara Falls where a lineup of popular entertainers and unusually warm weather led to a bigger-than-normal crowd for the annual concert in Queen Victoria Park.

    Barenaked Ladies, Great Big Sea and rapper Kardinal Offishall ushered in 2011 from a stage overlooking the Horseshoe Falls and tens of thousands of fans.

    “The new year will bring good things for all of us. Most of us… Many of us,” Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson joked with the audience.

    CAA Winter Niagara Festival of Lights & Winter Events Illuminate Niagara Falls

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    From a press release seen on Hospitality Net:

    Niagara Falls welcomes the winter season with Canada’s largest illumination festival, the CAA Winter Niagara Festival of Lights. Running until January 31, 2011, the Niagara festival captures the magic of the holiday season turning Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland with over three million sparkling lights along a 5 km route. And on Friday nights in December, visitors can enjoy spectacular fireworks, including an extravaganza on New Year’s Eve. Other unique Niagara Falls events taking place during the festival include a Santa’s Village Candlelight Stroll and the popular TD Rink at the Brink.

    ET CANADA ROCKS OUT AND RINGS IN 2011 WITH 2nd ANNUAL ‘NEW YEAR’S EVE AT NIAGARA FALLS’ BROADCAST

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    They’ve finally got some “big” (or bigger than previous years) names coming to the Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve concert.

    From a CNW Newswire press release:

    Global Television and Entertainment Tonight Canada celebrate 2011 with ‘New Year’s Eve at Niagara Falls,’ a nationally televised New Year’s Eve bash for the entire nation.

    On Friday, December 31 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, ET Canada’s two-hour live countdown to the New Year gets underway across from the world-famous Falls in the heart of Queen Victoria Park.

    One of Canada’s most celebrated live performers, Great Big Sea will kick off the second annual celebration followed by performances by international music sensation Kardinal Offishall and the GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO award-winning, Barenaked Ladies.

    “Coming off of last year’s incredible show and enormous crowds, there was no question we would be returning to Niagara Falls for this amazing party,” said Barbara Williams, SVP of Content, Shaw Media. “Whether you’re in eastern, central or western Canada, audiences can tune in for off the chart performances, exclusive interviews by our ET Canada hosts and of course, a spectacular view of the Falls.”

    PARTY IN THE PARK

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    From the Niagara Falls Review (includes pictures and videos):

    When you put a rock band named after a mythical river next to one of the world’s legendary rivers, it’s a recipe for a soggy experience.

    But thousands ot New Year’s Eve revellers rang in 2010 with the powerful rock band Styx, named after the mythological river in the underworld.

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