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Top five concert tours



Published: Sat, April 19, 2014 @ 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) Justin Timberlake: $1,912,698; $112.70.

v (3) George Strait: $1,591,432; $91.43.

v (New) Paul Simon/Sting: $1,467,002; $130.59.

v (6) Jason Aldean: $644,985; $50.81.

v (7) Kings Of Leon: $556,737; $55.83.

“Orphan Black” (9 p.m, BBC America): What happens in the Clone Club stays in the Clone Club, so we’re not about to spoil the Season 2 opener of “Orphan Black” for you. Just know that it’s all pretty intense and that Tatiana Maslany is as awesome as usual.

For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with today’s paper.

LOCAL TOPICS ON TV

“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 11 a.m. on WBCB): Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley will have its annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kid’s Sake Bowl-a-Thon, next Saturday. Kim Carolyne of the organization will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the event.

Next, Danetta Claybrook and Judy Schenker of Women of His Vision, will discuss the upcoming Women’s Rally in the Valley and encourage participation.

Finally, musical group FAITH-2-FAITH will perform Easter music and discuss their upcoming tour.

“Increase the Peace” (today at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on MyYTV): Host Andrea Mahone will welcome students from East High School who will discuss how to end bullying.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Host Dee Crawford will be joined by Heidi Daniel, executive director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, who will discuss plans for all branches.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Christie’s to auction portrait of Malala

NEW YORK

A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

The oil painting by Jonathan Yeo shows Malala Yousafzai doing her homework. It is being donated by the artist to benefit the Malala Fund, which campaigns for girls’ education.

Christie’s New York is offering the portrait May 14. It’s expected to bring $60,000 to $80,000.

It was painted months after the then-15-year-old Malala was shot as she traveled to school in 2012.

President Barack Obama called Malala the “bravest girl in the world.” She now lives in England.

Yeo is a portrait painter whose works are in the Royal Collection and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Wallenda’s next feat

CHICAGO

Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two skyscrapers in the fall. Wallenda has walked across Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon in the past two years.


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