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The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average



Published: Tue, December 4, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

The top five concert tours, ranked by average box office gross per city. Includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

v (2) Barbra Streisand: $4,065,743; $263.52.

v (1) Madonna: $4,034,632; $172.79.

v (3) Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: $3,405,038; $93.78.

v (4) Justin Bieber: $1,132,379; $76.41.

v (New) Peter Gabriel: $853,514; $105.97.

“sons of anarchy” (10 p.m., fx): “Sons of Anarchy” — or the show we like to call “Hamlet on a Harley” — concludes its bloody, brutal and totally riveting fifth season as Jax (Charlie Hunnam) strikes a new deal in an effort to rid himself of old problems.

“nfl road tested — the cleveland browns” (10 p.m., travel channel): What does it take to move an entire pro football team from game to game, across 20,000 miles? “NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns” is a new series that goes behind the scenes to capture the massive mobilization.

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AfterSchool Players present ‘Nutcracker’

BOARDMAN

AfterSchool Players youth theater troupe will present “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in its theater at 7206 Market St. (rear).

Tickets are $12 ($10 for students and seniors; free for children 4 and under).

The classic holiday tale features a cast of 20 actors age 7 through 14.

For information or reservations, call 330-518-4064.

BBC to adapt Rowling novel

LONDON

The BBC says it is turning J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults into a television drama.

“The Casual Vacancy” is a darkly humorous saga of modern British life in which a local council election unleashes rivalries and resentments in a small town.

The novel is Rowling’s first full-length book since she finished the “Harry Potter” saga in 2007. It was published in September to mixed reviews but topped best-seller charts.

BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson called the book “an extraordinary tapestry of modern Britain” full of “humor, social commentary and above all fantastic characters.”

The BBC said Monday that the adaptation is due to air in 2014.

The number of episodes has yet to be decided.

‘Guardians,’ ‘Ralph,’ Brave’ lead pack

LOS ANGELES

“Rise of the Guardians,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Brave” and “Frankenweenie” are among the nominees for best animated feature at the 40th annual Annie Awards.

Other best-picture nominees announced Monday are “ParaNorman,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and “The Rabbi’s Cat.”

The Annie Awards recognize animated productions in 30 categories.

The awards will be presented Feb. 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.


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