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2001-Dec-18: Profits for Peace

The appearance of Sir Paul and other world class stars at last week's December 11 concert marking the awarding of the Nobel Peace was a tremendous success. Musicians are not paid for their concert performances, but Nobel organizers do pay for their travel and living costs.  Some of the 6,000 audience members pay for admission to the concert, however many attend as guests.  In spite of this, for the first time in eight year history of the annual tradition, the concert will generate profits for the organization.  Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute announced yesterday that the proceeds from last week's concert will go toward the building of a Nobel Peace center in Oslo, Norway.  He said, "After years of loss-making, it looks like we could see a profit this year. We're hoping it will stay profitable in the future.''

The concert will be broadcast in Germany on December 22 over ZDF television and in the United States on December 21 over the USA Cable network.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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