The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

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7. MADONNA @ PEPSI CENTER | THURS, 10/18/12 There's a reason that Madonna's been around as long as she has: She's among the last of the bigger-than-life performers. Although her outsized, oversexed persona has often preceded her -- from her highly publicized flings to her tawdry acts of salaciousness over the years, she was TMZ headline fodder before there was such a thing -- her showmanship trumps all of that. An ostentatious Vegas-worthy presentation, replete with arresting visuals and at least a half a dozen dexterous dancers, her shows are always heavy on spectacle. Madonna herself is surprisingly agile for her age and still has the rare type of magnetism that can render a crowd absolutely spellbound.

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