Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company Will Present '12-12-12 (A Concert For Sandy Relief)'

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November 8th, 2012

via press release:

  Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square
   Garden Company and The Weinstein Company Will Present "12-12-
      12" (A Concert For Sandy Relief), a One Night Only Live
   Fundraising Concert to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

      Madison Square Garden Concert on 12-12-12 Will Provide
          Desperately Needed Funds in the Tri-State Area

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It was announced today that
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden
Company (Nasdaq:MSG) and The Weinstein Company -- the same group that
produced and sponsored the historic 9/11 benefit "The Concert for New
York City" -- have come together once again to present "12-12-12" (A
Concert For Sandy Relief). The special one night only live music event
will help provide assistance to the millions of people throughout the
tri-state area who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. "12-12-12" (A
Concert For Sandy Relief) will occur on December 12, 2012 at Madison
Square Garden in New York. More details on the event and the artist
line-up will be released in the coming days. All money raised will be
administered directly to those who need it most, through the Robin Hood
Relief Fund.

As the tri-state region fully realizes the true scope of Sandy's
stunning and acute devastation on the coastal areas of Long Island,
Queens, particularly Breezy Point and the Rockaways, Staten Island and
New Jersey, the enormous task of rebuilding both the infrastructure and
thousands of shattered lives becomes dauntingly clear. Robin Hood - New
York City's largest poverty fighting organization - has re-established
the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which it spearheaded following 9/11, to
help those most affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The needs are enormous: Sandy has created a devastating short and
long-term housing crisis, with tens of thousands of people, including
many first-responders, in need of significant rebuilding assistance.
Many victims of Sandy are undocumented, non-English speaking residents
who are especially vulnerable during a crisis, particularly relating to
navigating complicated insurance and legal requirements. Thousands of
New York City schoolchildren have lost essential tools, such as books,
computers and supplies, while also enduring displacement, with their
schools either damaged or turned into emergency shelters. Food banks
throughout the region are struggling to maintain their daily complement
of services, as they dramatically increase their operations to feed the
huge influx of people affected by the storm. Additionally, the
psychological scars of Sandy will linger for years to come, with those
affected in need of ongoing emotional counseling and support.

"12-12-12" will be produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The
Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel
Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and
Chairman of The Weinstein Company. In a joint statement Messrs. Dolan,
Sykes and Weinstein said: "The Concert for New York City was a night
filled with emotion, courage and tremendous hope when we came together
as a city following the 9/11 attack. Once again, our city, as well as
millions of our neighbors in the tri-state area, are in desperate need
of our assistance as they recover from Hurricane Sandy and rebuild
their lives. We have no doubt that the event we are planning will be
filled with Unforgettable music, entertainment and that uniquely
American spirit of community, compassion and generosity."

Tickets for the concert will be available at a variety of price levels,
ranging from individual tickets to special VIP packages. Ticket
information and more details regarding the concert will be released in
the coming days.

All money raised from the concert will be administered through the
Robin Hood Relief Fund, which was established by the Robin Hood
Foundation, with funds to be distributed to hyper-local charitable
organizations around the tri-state area; and other charities directly
benefiting those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
 
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