New Arts Season, Rising Ticket Prices

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Autumn is upon us and with it a new season of music, opera, dance and theatre. But there's a catch. Ticket prices for many of fall's events are inching upward.

In this week's Arts File on WQXR, WNYC's Kerry Nolan talks to Lee Rosenbaum, who blogs about the arts as CultureGrrl at ArtsJournal.com, about how much the average concert or theatre goer can endure before giving up. Rosenbaum also weighs in on whether expensive tickets are an attempt to get the top tourist dollar at the expense of locals, if higher prices will hurt sales and where New Yorkers can go for discounted performance tickets this season.