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The Roanoke Civic Center has a tough act to follow three weeks from now — the return of Cirque du Soleil. Last year’s performances were record setters: almost 20,000 tickets sold with gross receipts of $1.2 million. But Civic Center officials say the eight performances are selling very well. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Performances here begin March 28 and continue through April 1. Civic Center General Manager Robyn Schon says Cirque du Soleil has already booked time in Roanoke next year.