Media Advisory - re: Oscar Peterson Simply the Best Tribute Concert

    Logistics for Oscar Peterson - Simply the Best

    TORONTO, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - There is great interest building in this event
and we would like to make sure that both you and your
readers/listeners/viewers are clear on the logistics.

    For the Public
    Oscar Peterson - Simply the Best
    Saturday, January 12th at 4:00pm
    Roy Thomson Hall

     -  There are no tickets for this event. The doors to Roy Thomson Hall
        will open at 3:00pm. The audience will be admitted on a first come-
        first serve basis.
     -  Oscar Peterson - Simply the Best will be broadcast live on CBC Radio
        One and repeated at 8:00pm on CBC Radio Two.
     -  Parking is extremely limited, and patrons are strongly advised to
        take the TTC.
     -  The line up will extend west on King Street.
     -  For further up-dates, please consult the Roy Thomson Hall website at

    For the Media
     -  Due to the fact that the Governor General will be in attendance,
        press accreditation, both print and electronic, must be cleared
        through me by 5:00 pm Thursday, January 10.
     -  Roy Thomson Hall is a union house and unions rules must be respected.
        All photographing journalists must email IATSE (
        saying they accept the IATSE rules: 2 minutes or less, broadcast
        within 30 days; no flash, no plug-in equipment, no special lighting
        or equipment required. A copy of that email must be with the
        photographer when he/she arrives.
        If these rules are not respected, the union has the right to deny
        access to the site.
        Cameras are not allowed in the balconies or backstage, nor are they
        allowed in any but the camera positions that they will be directed to
        on the afternoon of the event.
        These rules apply to newspapers/magazines as well as electronic media
     -  Print journalists will be seated in a designated area.
     -  The media desk will be located just inside the Artists Entrance on
        Wellington west of Simcoe. Only those on the media list will be given
        a pass allowing them access to the concert.
     -  Passes must be picked up by 3:30pm Saturday January 12th. After that
        time, unclaimed seats will be released to the public.

    We appreciate your support in helping to make Oscar Peterson - Simply the
Best a great afternoon of celebration.

    If I may be of further help, please contact me at 416 929 1106 or

    Maureen O'Donnell

For further information:

For further information: Maureen O'Donnell Communications, 44 Charles
St. West, Suite 2216, Toronto, ON, M4Y 1R7, tel: (416) 929-1106, fax: (416)

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