By Alfred Branch, Jr.

In the years since leaving 10,000 Maniacs the band’s former lead singer Natalie Merchant has dedicated much of her time to various causes and charities, so it’s almost fitting that tickets to see this selfless artist would be a bargain.

Merchant, who was recently named a Person of Week by ABC News for her work on behalf of the homeless, is scheduled to perform in residency at the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel in New York Jan. 4 through Jan. 10, where tickets to the Jan. 8 show are going for a song.

A review conducted today, Jan. 2, by TicketNews found General Admission tickets selling for $24, not including convenience and shipping fees, on the secondary ticket broker site, $21 less than the $45 face value of those same tickets on

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Such deals are not uncommon throughout the event ticket industry. In recent weeks, TicketNews has reported on several bargains that can be found by enterprising consumers.

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