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    Canada’s Best New Year’s Eve Party

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    No TV for Falls New Year’s Eve once again

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Despite interest from a pair of broadcast outlets to televise the annual New Year’s Eve celebration, no cameras will be rolling when a variety of musical acts hit the stage at Queen Victoria Park on Dec. 31.

    “There was interest from two broadcasters,” Mayor Jim Diodati said. “The discussions were going quite well, but in the end they had to make a financial decision.”

    He said to mount a show like the one featuring Keith Urban to close out 2014 would cost between $2 and $3 million to produce, and the funds simply aren’t there.

    “Certain acts need a certain level of production,” Diodati said. “Talent is not cheap.”

    Tourism operators were reluctant to add any more money to the pot, Diodati said.

    “I empathize with the tourism operators,” he said. “On New Year’s Eve they’re already full. You can’t create more rooms. When you’re full, you’re full.”

    Mayor: New Year’s show needs $2M in tourism support

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati wants to avoid last year’s mess with the New Year’s Eve show, but once again “the challenge is money.”

    He needs to convince the city’s tourism partners to help pay about $2 million to get the concert back on a national broadcaster, which is much the same predicament he found himself last year.

    “The funding model has completely changed,” he said. “Because of that, the networks can’t afford to subsidize the show the way they once did.”

    Last year’s New Year’s Eve show at Queen Victoria Park was the first in 25 years not to be broadcast by either an Ontario or national network. Negotiations with Global came to an end in November when the network announced it would not televise the show for the first time since taking over from CHCH in 2009.

    As a result, the line-up for the untelevised concert wasn’t announced until Dec. 16. The scaled back show featured Tom Cochrane, Dennis DeYoung and Alan Doyle.

    No TV, but fans flock to New Year’s concert

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    From Niagara Falls Review:

    With Queen Victoria Park filling up and fireworks about to go off, Alan Doyle took a moment to soak it all in New Year’s Eve.

    The former Great Big Sea singer was making his fourth appearance at the annual concert, and it’s among his favourite gigs.

    “I always think of Niagara Falls as like a Canadian Times Square,” he said. “I’m so grateful they asked me back, it means a lot to me to do it.”

    It was a sentiment shared by Dennis DeYoung and Tom Cochrane, also making repeat visits to a concert that may have lost its TV coverage this year but still had thousands of bundled up fans show up for the event’s 25th year.

    CanCon-heavy Niagara Falls New Year’s lineup unveiled

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    It’s disappointing this won’t be on TV. I’ve never gone down to the park to see anything live, but we always watch it.

    From Niagara This Week:

    Canadian content will be king at Niagara Falls for New Year’s Eve.

    The Niagara Parks Commission and the City of Niagara Falls, along with its other New Year’s Eve partners unveiled the lineup for this year’s Dec. 31 event, set to take place in Queen Victoria Park.

    Down With Webster will kick off the event, followed by Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle. The show continues with Dennis DeYoung, founding member of famed rock group Styx while Canadian rock icon Tom Cochrane and Red Rider close out the night.

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    Getting ready to party on New Year’s Eve

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    When something works, the Niagara Parks Police like to stick with it.

    Even though Ontario’s liquor laws were loosened up a bit this past summer, those wishing to have a few drinks at the New Year’s Eve party in Queen Victoria Park will have to remain inside a designated area where alcohol is served.

    “The last two years we’ve had a licensed area and that discourages people from bringing in their own alcohol into the park and we don’t have to worry about people tripping over empty bottles or bottles being thrown,” said Niagara Parks Police Chief Doug Kane. “We are able to secure the area so that it’s remains a safe family event.”

    STYX, Glass Tiger to perform New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Legendary rockers STYX and the Canadian group Glass Tiger will take to the stage on New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls.

    The Niagara Parks Commission released its lineup for the popular, televised concert Tuesday afternoon.

    “Niagara will be the place to be on New Year’s Eve,” said Niagara Parks Commission Chairman Jim Williams. “It really is exciting to see the city come alive on this special night.”

    The New Year’s Eve concert, which attracts up to 30,000 people to Queen Victoria Park, is a nationally televised event.

    Also performing will be Moeraes Fate, the winner of this summer’s inaugural youDiscover music competition, as well as runner-up Robyn Dell’ Unto.

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