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



Published: Mon, October 1, 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 (1) Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw: $4,377,592; $87.96.

v (2) Roger Waters: $2,679,568; $111.17.

v (3) Coldplay: $2,294,022; $83.31.

v (4) Cirque du Soleil — “Michael Jackson: The Immortal”: $1,840,478; $111.59.

v (5) Dave Matthews Band: $1,434,591; $54.44.

“iHeartRadio Music Festival” (8 p.m., CW): We don’t know if the epic meltdown of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will be featured in the special, but it couldn’t hurt the ratings. Usher, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Pink, Rihanna and others managed to perform without smashing a guitar to bits.

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” (9 p.m., PBS): This program looks at females who are living under incredibly difficult circumstances — and fighting bravely to change them.

DVD releases

Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:

“Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker” (not rated): It is no laughing matter when the greatest villain of all comes out of the past to threaten Batman, Bruce Wayne and all of Gotham.

“Monk” seasons four through eight (not rated): The police consultant demonstrates unique and dead-on skills of deduction.

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It will be a thriller

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Thrill the World Youngstown will conduct free dance workshops from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in October at the Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave.

The sessions will culminate in the Thriller Day dance Oct. 27.

Visit www.thrilltheworld-youngstown.com for details on supporting the charitable side of the event.

Poe shows return to Victorian Players

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After a one-year hiatus, Edgar Allan Poe will once again visit the Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., during the current season. The Poe shows, adapted by J.E.Ballantyne Jr., have been a staple at the Mahoning Avenue theater since 2005 when the first one was presented.

This year, a new adaptation will be added to the list of shows presented during the Halloween season. This show will make use of a multimedia format.

Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” adapted and directed by Ballantyne, will open Oct. 12 and run through Oct. 28.

There also will be two midnight shows, Oct. 20 and 27.

The production co-partner is Philadelphia Candies and is being co-produced by J&BProduction Arts Services.

There will be a wine and cheese reception before the performance on opening night.

Reservations are necessary; call 330-746-5455. Adult tickets are $10, and student and senior tickets are $8. Group and special student discounts are available.


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