Clearwater's Capitol Theatre reopens with Michael McDonald, Bart Simpson
When Clearwater's Capitol Theatre reopened Wednesday following more than $10 million in renovations, it attracted not only inaugural headliner Michael McDonald, but also Nancy Cartwright.
The famous voice of Bart Simpson clutched her tickets outside, saying the investment of public funds would help restore Clearwater's gleam.
"It's like a diamond in the rough. They're scraping all the crust off to expose the special-ness of Clearwater," said Cartwright, a Scientologist who visits the city several times a year.
McDonald, who apologized for being sick with the flu, belted out a mixture of Christmas songs and Doobie Brothers standards to start the scheduled two-hour sold-out show.