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When Adele Says ‘Hello,’ Fans Listen

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The numbers are in for Adele’s “Hello,” her first single in three years, and they are stunning. Released on Oct. 23, “Hello” has shot to the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, with a record 1.11 million download sales in the United States, according to Nielsen. Even in an era of declining downloads, “Hello” became the first song to rack up more than one million in a week — blowing well past the record of 636,000, set by Flo Rida’s “Right Round” in 2009. The song also

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Halloween Week Scares Away Broadway Audiences

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Broadway loves a good costume drama. But Halloween, not so much. The holiday apparently spooked potential theatergoers, many of whom chose to trick or treat somewhere other than at one of the 33 shows running on Broadway. Halloween is usually an off night — parents often opt to be with their children, rather than at the theater, and suburbanites opt to avoid Manhattan — and this year it was exacerbated because the holiday fell on a Saturday, which is traditionally a big day for theatergoi

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