BartCop Entertainment Archives - Friday, 3 April, 2015

Friday

3 April, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1284 days in a row]



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Hoosier Governor Now Blames Gay Rights Movement on 'Hoosiers' Movie


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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Tom Danehy: Tom says goodbye to Mike Hein, certain we will miss him more than he'll miss us (Tucson Weekly)
Mike's wife, Anne-Marie Russell, is leaving her job as executive director of the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art to become director of an art museum in Florida. Mike, who apparently really enjoys Anne-Marie's company, has decided to go with her. They'll be moving to Sarasota, which is Spanish for Death, Plus Humidity.


Paul Krugman: Food for Thought (NY Times)
Most people don't live their lives obsessed with policy and world events, nor should they. In fact, a time when political or economic analyses are at the top of the agenda is almost surely a bad time, with everything going wrong, whereas a return to food-and-lifestyle is an indication of at least a partial return to normalcy.


ANAHAD O'CONNOR: Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research (NY Times)
The vast majority of clinical trials involving fish oil have found no evidence that it lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Gail Collins: Indiana Loses Its Game (NY Times)
The Hoosier State is in a mess, and its residents should feel free to blame their governor.


April 1: The Shocking Truth About Global Warming (YouTube)
For years, 97% of scientists assured us that climate change was real. Today in the Hot Seat, we uncover the sordid lies behind their so-called "scientific consensus."


Chitra Ramaswamy: Waka, waka, waka Google Maps brings Pac-Man back to play on city streets (Guardian)
Turn the world's most famous thoroughfares - or even the street where you live - into mazes and wolf down the dots.


THE TOP 15 SPOTS TO PLAY PAC-MAN IN GOOGLE MAPS (Wired)
While you're perusing a map in the browser, you can click on a Pac-Man icon in the lower left corner. Doing so lets you play Pac-Man right there in Google Maps, using real locations as your levels. You can run the little guy up and down city streets, gobbling up little dots while the ghosts give chase. Frankly, it's amazing.


R. Jason Benson, John Kolka, Justin Croft: "5 Disgusting Truths About Every Restaurant (From a Chef)" (Cracked)
Everybody knows a waiter with more industrial horror stories than the Hellraiser series. But how much of that stuff is real, how much is embellished, and how much of it was just a hallucination from eating last week's leftover specials?


Alan Fox: 6 Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing Over Pirates (Cracked)
Since the beginning of time (or thereabouts), creative people have been at war with other, less creative people who want to enjoy the creative people's work for free.


Adam Tod Brown: 5 Stories That Will Change Your Opinion Of Famous Companies (Cracked)
It's been said that corporations are people. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that like so many of us, they have some skeletons hiding in their closets -- dirty little secrets from their past that they'd prefer everyone just not talk about. That's never going to happen, of course.



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Trivia Question of the Day


According to film critic Roger Ebert, who was "the Olivier of spoofs"?

                                  



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Trivia Question from Yesterday


What is the name of this TV Plumber, portrayed by Jane Withers?


      Josephine                                                      Source


Jane Withers (born April 12, 1926) is an American actress. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress at the age of three, Withers is a Young Artist Award-Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award honoree, best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s, as well as for her portrayal of "Josephine the Plumber" in a series of TV commercials for Comet cleanser in the 1960s and early 1970s and probably best known for playing the obnoxious Joy Smythe in the movie she paired with Shirley Temple, Bright Eyes.        Source






Randall was first, and correct, with:
   ahhh... one I can answer:
  Josephine the Plumber




Charlie wrote:
   Josephine the Plumber




Alan J said:
   Josephine the Plumber.



Adam answered:
   Josephine the Plumber
  Before my time...




Marian responded:
   Josephine



Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
   Josephine the Plumber



Deborah said:
   A total WAG here - I say that's Jane the plumber.
  We're easily 30 days ahead of "normal" with our spring flowers and trees leafing out. Beautiful and scary.




Kevin Joseph K. in Washington DC answered:
   Josephine the plumber.



Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali responded:
   Josephine the Plumber. Jane hung with Shirley, James and Rita. Still a saucy piece!




DJ Useo replied:
   No way! You mean Josephine The Plumber was actually more than a comic book character, & I missed it! Grud on a greenie!




MAM   , wrote:
   "Josephine the Plumber" circa 1960s -1970s ~ One of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s who starred in Shirley Temple's movies, usually as the mean little girl down the street.




mj took the day off.
  



Lois Of Oregon took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Sally is retired, but paying attention.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  

  April 3 Birthdays - Celebrities Born April 3 | Famous Birthdays



  






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Silly Palestinians, if only they'd accepted the state offered in 1947.



Neil deGrasse Tyson: If the Pledge of Allegiance told the truth...



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In Iowa, Ted Cruz rallies to defense of anti-gay 'religious freedom'




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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'


"The Problem With Young People Today"

(Crabby Old Fart)



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from Marc Perkel

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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


THE MARTYR'S DAUGHTER.

''ROCK ON!" R.I.P. GARY.

WHEN WILL "JIM CROW" DIE?

"FOR THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING"

IT'S JUST A FUCKING PIZZA YOU FUCKING MORANS!

YIKES!

"I BELIEVE IN LIFE BEFORE DEATH"!

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!


THE CONSERVATIVE "MORAN" REPORT.






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music



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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny and on the warm side.



Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'Amazing Race', followed by a FRESH 'Hawaii Five-0', then a FRESH 'Blue Bloods'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Dave are Mike Myers, Nick Griffin, and Banks.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE (from 3/24/15) are Chris Pine, Patricia Arquette, and Modest Mouse.



NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'Grimm', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Ricky Gervais, Jordana Brewster, Elle King, and Boz Scaggs.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 3/18/15) are Lena Dunham, Erin Andrews, and Tove Styrke.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 2/24/15) are Hope Davis, Natalie Prass, Dave Hause.



ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Last Man Standing', followed by a FRESH 'Cristela', then a RERUN 'Shark Tank', followed by '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 3/19/15) are Bill Murray, the cast of "The Walking Dead", and the Weeknd.



The CW offers 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail', followed by a RERUN 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?', then another RERUN 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'.



Faux fills the night with the movie '21 Jump Street'.



MY recycles an old 'Bones', followed by another old 'Bones'.



A&E has all old 'Criminal Minds' all night.



AMC offers 'National Lampoon's European Vacation', followed by the movie 'National Lampoon's Vacation', and 'The Walking Dead'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BBC World News
 [7:00AM]    BBC World News
 [8:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 7 - Dark Page
 [9:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 8 - Attached
 [10:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 9 - Force of Nature
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 5 - The Rebel Flesh
 [12:00PM]    Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 6 - The Almost People
 [1:00PM]    Doctor Who - Season 6 - Ep 7 - A Good Man Goes to War
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 4 - Ep 2 - Piccolo Teatro
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 3 - Sebastian's
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 20 - The Emissary
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 21 - Peak Performance
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 22 - Shades of Gray
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Evolution
 [8:00PM]    Troy
 [11:00PM]    Troy
 [2:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 20 - The Emissary
 [3:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 21 - Peak Performance
 [4:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 - Ep 22 - Shades of Gray
 [5:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 1 - Evolution    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', still another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Bravo's First Look', then the movie 'Baby Mama'.



Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', 'Key & Peele', another 'Key & Peele', 'Futurama', another 'Futurama', 'South Park', and another 'South Park'.



FX has the movie 'Tropic Thunder', followed by the movie 'Hancock', then the movie 'Hancock', again.



History has all old 'Ancient Aliens' all night.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
 [8:00AM]    BATTLEFIELD EARTH
 [10:30AM]    TITAN A.E.
 [12:30PM]    THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
 [2:30PM]    BATTLEFIELD EARTH
 [5:00PM]    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
 [7:30PM]    PULP FICTION
 [11:00PM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT WEARS A HEART T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS
 [11:30PM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-MARK DUPLASS WEARS A STRIPED SWEATER AND JEANS
 [12:00AM]    GAMER
 [2:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT WEARS A HEART T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS
 [2:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-MARK DUPLASS WEARS A STRIPED SWEATER AND JEANS
 [3:00AM]    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
 [5:30AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT WEARS A HEART T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Billy Elliot
 [8:15AM]    Shine
 [10:30AM]    We Are Marshall
 [1:30PM]    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Nurture
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Doubles
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Deep Vote
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-For Love or Money
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Soldier of Fortune
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Possession
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Formerly Famous
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Myth of Fingerprints
 [12:00AM]    Fearless
 [2:30AM]    Cold Mountain
 [5:45AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Chocolate    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has the movie 'Star Trek: Nemesis', '12 Monkeys', followed by a FRESH 'Helix'.



TCM:
 [6:00 AM]      Julius Caesar (1953)
 [8:15 AM]      The Fugitive Kind (1960)
 [10:30 AM]      The Young Lions (1958)
 [1:30 PM]      Guys and Dolls (1955)
 [4:15 PM]      A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
 [6:30 PM]      The Wild One (1953)
 [8:00 PM]      The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
 [10:00 PM]      San Francisco (1936)
 [12:15 AM]      Tarzan And His Mate (1934)
 [2:15 AM]      Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
 [4:45 AM]      The Decks Ran Red (1958)     (ALL TIMES EST)



Saturday   -  04/04/15

TCM:
 [6:15 AM]      The White Cliffs Of Dover (1944)
 [8:30 AM]      Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)
 [10:00 AM]      Batman: The Living Corpse (1943)
 [10:30 AM]      The Party (1968)
 [12:15 PM]      The Corsican Brothers (1941)
 [2:15 PM]      Son Of Lassie (1945)
 [4:15 PM]      Ring Of Fire (1961)
 [6:00 PM]      Trapeze (1956)
 [8:00 PM]      Witness For The Prosecution (1958)
 [10:15 PM]      Laura (1944)
 [12:00 AM]      Klute (1971)
 [2:15 AM]      The Hunger (1983)
 [4:00 AM]      The Vampire Bat (1933)
 [5:15 AM]      Godspell (1973)     (ALL TIMES EST)




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Neil Patrick Harris attends the 2015 Center Dinner benefit gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Thursday, April 2, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Andy Kropa

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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'Frightening' Statue In Hometown

Lucille Ball

They don't love this Lucy. Locals are not happy with their statue of Lucille Ball in Celoron, N.Y.

A self-described "big fan of Lucy's" from Jamestown thinks the statue needs to be replaced with one befitting the comedy legend.

The Jamestown man, who wishes to remain anonymous, started a Facebook page titled We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue.

Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost told the Jamestown Post-Journal that it would cost a lot of money - between $8,000 and $10,000 - to have the original artist recast the statue, which was unveiled in 2009.

Schrecengost told the newspaper that he has no interest in using taxpayer dollars to fix it. Instead, a fund has been set up to raise the money, according to the daily newspaper.

Lucille Ball

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Frank Gehrke, left, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, points to a mark on the snow pack measuring pole that was the lowest previous snow pack level as Gov. Jerry Brown, center and Mark Cowin, director of the Department of Water Resources look on at a news conference near Echo Summit, Calif., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Gehrke said this was the first time since he has been conducting the survey at that he found no snow at this location at this time of the year. Brown took the occasion to announce that he signed an executive order requiring the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels.
Photo by Rich Pedroncelli

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Deputy Ordered To Undergo Counseling

Snoop Dogg

A state trooper has been reprimanded for posing for a photo with Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, because the rapper has several convictions for drug possession.

Billy Spears was working security at the March event when Snoop Dogg asked to take a picture with him. The artist posted the image to Instagram with the comment, "Me n my deputy dogg."

Department of Public Safety and Transportation officials saw the posting and cited Spears for deficiencies that require counseling by a supervisor.

Spears' attorney says his client didn't know about the rapper's criminal record. Spears can't appeal the citation because it isn't a formal disciplinary action.

Snoop Dogg

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Challenges National HQ

NY Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

The Boy Scouts' national spokesman, Deron Smith, said there was no change in that policy, which has been highly divisive. As for any further response to the New York announcement, Smith said, "We are looking into the matter."

The challenge to the national headquarters was laid down by the Boy Scouts' Greater New York Councils, which announced the hiring of Pascal Tessier, an 18-year-old Eagle Scout. Tessier has been a vocal advocate of opening the 105-year-old organization to gay scouts and leaders.

"We received this application from this young man, and we found him highly qualified on all the merits," board member Richard G. Mason said by phone. The New York group, like some other local scouting councils, has said before that it is open to gay employees.

"We have an anti-discrimination policy, we believe in it very firmly, and we are executing on it," Mason said.

NY Boy Scouts

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The life-size wax model of Pope Francis is presented by the Grevin Museum in front of Notre Dame cathedral, Paris, as part of the Easter celebrations, Thursday, April 2, 2015. The Grevin Museum was founded in 1882 and is one of the oldest wax museum in Europe.
Photo by Christophe Ena

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Still Has More Users Than Windows 8

Windows XP

How much has Windows 8 bombed with PC users? So much that an obsolete operating system that had its technical support cut off nearly a full year ago still has more global users.

Recall that it was on April 8th last year that Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, which meant that users stopped getting any more automatic updates and were no longer able to download Microsoft Security Essentials for their PCs anymore. Microsoft made a big push to get people to move away from XP for security reasons and upgrade to newer software, particularly to Windows 8 or 8.1.

Despite this push, however, the biggest gainer over the past year has been Windows 7 and it's not even close.

According to NetMarketShare, at this time last year Windows 8 and 8.1 had a combined market share of 11.3%, Windows 7 had a market share of 48.8% and Windows XP had a market share of 27.5%. One year later, NetMarketShare's numbers inform us that Windows 8 and 8.1 now have a combined market share of 14%, Windows 7 has a market share of 58% and XP has a market share of 16.9%.

Windows XP

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Judge Ends Salvage Attempt

Maine

A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.

Greg Brooks' company Sea Hunters LP is no longer allowed to salvage additional items from the S.S. Port Nicholson, which was sunk by a Nazi U-boat in 1942, U.S. District Judge George Singal ruled on Wednesday.

Brooks said he believed the Port Nicholson carried platinum bars from the Soviet Union that were payment to the U.S. for war supplies. His treasure hunt had led to a criminal investigation and legal action by investors who paid him millions of dollars.

The judge also denied an attempt by a group of investors to win recovery rights, claims to what's on the ship if anything is found. The judge wrote that evidence suggests there's nothing valuable to salvage.

The judge essentially ended Sea Hunters' rights to any claim to potential treasure. He cited Sea Hunters' actions "including the filing of falsified documents on this court's docket and its inability to salvage any items of substantial value." He issued the ruling with prejudice, meaning it's permanent.

Maine

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Penitents take part in the "Estacion Penitencial de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno Cautivo" Holy Week procession in Arriate, Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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Leader Removed

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

A Utah tribal leader was ousted from office Thursday for accepting gifts from the Washington Redskins, which council members say wrongly linked their tribe to the NFL team's divisive name.

Members of the council of the Cedar City-based Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah said they voted unanimously to remove Chairwoman Gari Lafferty, who was accused of misconduct and ethical violations for taking an autographed football and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a Redskins game last year.

The council said in a statement that those gifts wrongly tied the tribe to a name some American Indians find derogatory.

In an interview Thursday, Lafferty said the team never asked her to endorse or advocate for the name. She said the tribal council was aware of both the signed football, which went to her son-in-law, and the trip, which came after the tribe responded to a survey from the team's Original Americans Foundation asking about tribal needs. The foundation donated three vans, two of which have arrived.

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

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A view of Slovakia pavilion under construction at the Expo site in Rho, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy, Thursday, April 2, 2015. The theme of the Expo 2015 in Milan is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".
Photo by Antonio Calanni

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Sued Over Disease Study

Johns Hopkins

More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were deliberately infected with venereal diseases without their consent.

The lawsuit in Baltimore seeks $1 billion in damages for individuals, spouses and children of people infected with syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases through a U.S. government program between 1945 and 1956.

The suit claims officials at Johns Hopkins had "substantial influence" over the studies by controlling some panels that advised the federal government on how to spend research dollars. The suit also alleges that Hopkins and the Rockefeller Foundation, which is also named as a defendant, "did not limit their involvement to design, planning, funding and authorization of the Experiments; instead, they exercised control over, supervised, supported, encouraged, participated in and directed the course of the Experiments."

The suit, which includes 774 plaintiffs, says the experiments were conducted abroad in order to give "researchers the opportunity to test additional methods of infecting humans with venereal disease easily hidden from public scrutiny."

The suit says that orphans, children and mental patients were also deliberately infected without their consent, and that treatment was withheld from some subjects.

Johns Hopkins

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A penitent holds a tray with a figure's chopped feet to commemorate a scene of the Bible during the "Nuestro Padre Jesus Preso" Holy Week procession in Puente Genil, Spain, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza

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Treasurer Urges Divestment

California

California's state treasurer sent a stern letter to the state's teachers' pension fund on Wednesday, asking that the fund's managing partner, Cerberus Capital Management, fully divest from the assault weapon manufacturer, Freedom Group.

Treasurer John Chiang said he was frustrated that the manufacturer of the assault weapon used in the 2012 killing of 20 children and seven adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was still indirectly financed by the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

Chiang asked that Cerberus' leadership attend CalSTRS' Investment Committee meeting on Friday "to explain why the Freedom Group remains in its portfolio."

The pension fund does not want to sell about $375 million worth of two Cerberus funds at a loss without exhausting alternatives, the fund said. Disclosing the specific value of indirect holdings, such as Freedom Group, would violate the fund's private equity agreements.

California

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Japanese Zen practitioners, "Komuso", in traditional religious outfit parade, playing the bamboo flute, or shakuhachi, as cherry blossoms are in full bloom at Ueno park in Tokyo, Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi

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Top 20

Global Concert Tours

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and 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.

    1. One Direction; $5,775,520; $122.48.
    2. Foo Fighters; $2,863,205; $86.13.
    3. Violetta; $1,959,739; $77.11.
    4. Fleetwood Mac; $1,637,797; $126.50.
    5. Maroon 5; $1,463,500; $91.22.
    6. Queen + Adam Lambert; $1,394,894; $108.24.
    7. Enrique Iglesias/Pitbull; $1,130,916; $85.88.
    8. Chris Brown; $1,073,882; $99.43.
    9. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $974,064; $87.82.
   10. Lionel Richie; $805,878; $83.09.
   11. Ricardo Arjona; $705,624; $94.35.
   12. Ariana Grande; $606,677; $49.12.
   13. Charlie Wilson; $571,859; $70.05.
   14. Miranda Lambert; $533,897; $56.50.
   15. Florida Georgia Line; $515,790; $53.06.
   16. Eric Church; $501,038; $46.28.
   17. Sam Smith; $491,223; $55.33.
   18. Bryan Adams; $430,930; $60.15.
   19. Blue Man Group; $398,833; $55.30.
   20. The Tragically Hip; $381,535; $58.43.

Global Concert Tours

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A sparrow drinks the nectar of a cherry blossom in full bloom at Ueno park in Tokyo, Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Photo by Shizuo Kambayashi

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