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Broadway closes out a banner year

by Justin Ho Dec 28, 2018
The holidays are a big time for the entertainment industry, and Broadway is no exception. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is by far the biggest week of the year for ticket sales. And already, the trade group The Broadway…

There may be more empty seats at college football games than official numbers report

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Aug 31, 2018
That’s what data obtained by the Wall Street Journal’s senior sports reporter Rachel Bachman shows. According to numbers of ticket scans from the 2017 season, only 71 percent of the people reported in official attendance numbers actually showed up to…

The California Lottery is setting sales records, but contributions to education haven't kept pace

by Aaron Mendelson Jul 18, 2018
The California Lottery is breaking sales records. This year, revenues will soar to an estimated $6.9 billion. The recent boom has been fueled by a wave of gigantic jackpots. Newer games like Powerball and a $30 scratch ticket offer huge…
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Fewer people are taking their families out to the ballgame this year

by Andy Uhler Jul 16, 2018
Watching the game on TV has made it a lot easier to stay home.
A pair of fans sit in a large section of empty seats during a rain delay before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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Forget comic book movies — in Hollywood, horror pays

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 23, 2018
Recent scary movie hits like "Get Out" show that a movie doesn't need a big budget to be a hit.
Writer Jordan Peele, winner of the Best Original Screenplay award for 'Get Out,' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 
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Want a more diverse and younger theater audience? There's an app for that

by Jana Kasperkevic and Tony Wagner Nov 3, 2017
Broadway looks to tech to lure millennials.
Katie Szajkovics and Christoper Huey, two of TodayTix concierges, stand outside the theater and distribute tickets to customers. 
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Adele sells out, but doesn't block scalpers

by Gigi Douban Dec 21, 2015
The singer sold some tickets through her own website to get around scalpers.

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