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HOLIDAY INN WORLDWIDE BRINGS EMMY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S GAME SHOW TO ATLANTA HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

 HOLIDAY INN WORLDWIDE BRINGS EMMY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S GAME SHOW
 TO ATLANTA HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
 ATLANTA, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday Inn Worldwide is bringing Carmen Sandiego(TM) and her gang of thieves, stars of PBS's Emmy Award- winning children's geography game show -- "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?"(TM) -- to Atlanta for a live version of the show and a benefit concert by the show's hit a cappella group, Rockapella.
 Airing nationally on PBS and produced by WGBH/Boston and WQED/Pittsburgh, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" is a fast- paced game show that features kids as gumshoes (otherwise known as contestants), animated crooks, hidden clues and a diverse showcase of music. The show, which premiered in September 1991, has over 6.2 million weekly viewers.
 Other partners in sponsoring Carmen's trip are: Toyota and Atlanta's two local public television stations -- Georgia Public Television (GPTV/8 in Atlanta) and Atlanta Public Television (WPBA/30).
 "Rockapella and Carmen have become favorites of children all over the nation, and we knew that Atlanta kids would jump at the chance to be a gumshoe and see Rockapella live while helping raise money for seriously ill children and public television," said J. Raymond Lewis Jr., senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Holiday Inn Worldwide.
 ROCKAPELLA TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE ROXY
 The highlight of Carmen Sandiego's Atlanta tour stop is a benefit concert by Rockapella, the show's four-man a cappella recording artists. The concert will be held on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Roxy Theater in Buckhead. The group will be featured on "Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego -- The Album," which will be released by Flight Records on Nov. 10.
 Tickets to the Rockapella benefit concert, which Greg Lee will emcee, are $10 per person and will be available Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. through all TicketMaster outlets, Sound Warehouse and Coconuts, or by phone, 404-249-6400. All proceeds will benefit Holiday Inn Kids Village/Give Kids The World, Georgia Public Television and Atlanta Public Television.
 Sponsored by Holiday Inn Worldwide, Holiday Inn Kids Village/Give Kids The World is a non-profit foundation that gives thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families a six-day, cost-free visit to central Florida attractions.
 GUEST APPEARANCES BY CARMEN'S HOST
 The weekend of hooligans and hilarity will kickoff in Atlanta on Friday, Oct. 30, with visits to local middle schools by actor and comedian Greg Lee, the show's host. Three gumshoes from these schools will compete in a live version of the show to be held at Underground Atlanta on Halloween.
 LIVE VERSION OF THE SHOW AT UNDERGROUND ATLANTA
 On Saturday, Oct. 31, beginning at 11 a.m. at Underground Atlanta's Fountains Plaza, metro Atlanta kids will be able to attend a live version of "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" free of charge and watch the three local super sleuths use their geographic knowledge to help nab crime boss, Carmen. After the show, Greg Lee will sign autographs.
 The grand prize winner of the "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" show at Underground Atlanta will receive roundtrip air transportation and a five-night/six-day stay for four at any Holiday Inn located in the continental U.S., Canada or Mexico. Two runners-up will be awarded a weekend stay for four at a Holiday Inn hotel.
 Georgia Public Television airs "Carmen Sandiego" twice each weekday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Atlanta Public Television, WPBA/Channel 30, airs the program weekdays at 6 p.m.
 Holiday Inn Worldwide, which is owned by Bass PLC of the U.K., is the world's leading hotel chain, with nearly 1,700 hotels and 330,000 guest rooms in 54 countries and territories around the world.
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 /CONTACT: Gayle MacIntyre of Holiday Inn Worldwide, 404-604-2903, or Kathy Cosgrove of CHD Public Relations, 404-892-4505, for Holiday Inn Worldwide/ CO: Holiday Inn Worldwide ST: Georgia IN: ENT SU:


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