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 worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers for the most-recent one-week sales period:

v The Rolling Stones: $13,544,597; $228.41

v BTS: $12,386,483; $121.57

v Spice Girls: $9,750,671; $112.13

v Ed Sheeran: $7,257,072; $84.53

v Pink: $4,610,611; $116.73

“America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC): Performers take the stage live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood as judging is turned over to the American viewing audience. Starring Simon Cowell, alongside celebrity judges Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Howie Mandel. Hosted by Terry Crews.

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Motown Christmas coming to Powers


A Motown Christmas, featuring past and present members of The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols, will come to Powers Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22.

Tickets start at $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at, by phone at 330-744-0264, and at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office.

The show will include Motown hits and holiday classics.

Theater awards annual scholarship


Salem Community Theatre has awarded the 2019 Williamson Memorial Scholarship to Hailee Wilson. Hailee has been involved with the theater throughout her high school years. She will be attending Kent State Trumbull in the fall ,majoring in psychology and criminology.

Lit Youngstown receives grants


Lit Youngstown, a literary arts nonprofit group, has received grants for fall programming from the Ohio Arts Council, and Ohio Humanities.

The $5,000 Ohio Humanities matching grant supports the Fall Literary Festival which will take place Oct. 4-5 at Youngstown State University, St. John Episcopal Church and the downtown DoubleTree hotel. This year’s event is focused on cultural identity in writing and publishing.

Festival offerings will include readings, craft talks, writing workshops and panel discussions by 60 presenters from throughout the Eastern U.S. Eight highly acclaimed featured writers will participate in a panel on cultural representation, access to publishing, and other aspects of diversity in the writing and publishing landscape.

The grant will allow Lit Youngstown to offer free registration to 125 residents of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. The event is tailored toward adults and mature teens with a passion for reading or writing. Registration information is available at

The $3,584 matching grant from the Ohio Arts Council will support fall programming.