The top five concert tours, ranked by average box-office gross per city. Includes the average ticket
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) Taylor Swift: $1,857,574; $81.43.
v (2) Marc Anthony: $1,186,546; $85.53.
v (4) “Honda Civic Tour”/Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson: $925,471; $50.28.
v (5) Depeche Mode: $913,053; $64.45.
v (3) Bruno Mars: $907,101; $65.18.
“LincolnGettysburg” (9 p.m., PBS): Put down your smart phones and check out “LincolnGettysburg.” It’s a documentary that explores how Abraham Lincoln was the first world leader to use telegraphs to communicate electronically in real time with generals engaged in war.
“David Blaine: REAL OR MAGIC” (9:30 ABC): This new special has the magician performing for a few celebrities in their homes. That has us wondering if he might be able to make some celebs disappear for good.
“Frontline: WHO WAS LEE HARVEY OSWALD?” (10 P.M., PBS): This special examines the life of the JFK assassin and attempts to determine whether he acted alone, was part of a conspiracy or a fall guy.
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Evening of music with Silencio
The Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., will host an evening with the band Silencio at 9 p.m. Saturday.
The six-piece Pittsburgh band plays music inspired by the works of David Lynch and Angelo Badalmenti, combining jazz, lounge and ambient space rock in a mesmerizing show that includes a classic film-noir audio-visual presentation. The group glides between original material and the quirky, spooky jazz from the films “Twin Peaks,” “Blue Velvet” and “Eraserhead.”
During the intermission, Tribe of Eos belly dance troupe will perform. The evening also will include an art show featuring works by Chris Yambar, Jim Pernotto and other select Youngstown artists. Tickets are $10 for this bring-your-own-bottle show. Reservations are encouraged. Call 330-774-4935.
Poland Players present comedy
The Poland Players will present “Get Bill Shakespeare Off the Stage!,” a comedy by Joseph Robinette, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Poland Seminary High School, 3199 Dobbins Road.
Tickets are $8 ($5 for students and senior citizens) and will be available at the door. For information, call 330-757-7018, ext. 0.
Youth theater offers ‘Bobby Socks’
Stage Left Youth Players will present the one-act musical “Goldi Locks in Bobby Socks” at 7p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m.
Sunday, at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Admission is $8 ($6 for students and seniors). Call 330-831-7249 or go to StageLeftPlayers.org.