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Fantasia coming to the Straz Center in Tampa




On one hand, it's hard to believe Fantasia's upcoming 30-city fall tour is her "first headlining tour," as it's being billed.

On the other hand, we are talking about a formerly illiterate single mom who won a reality TV competition, then saw her home go into foreclosure, then allegedly started dating a married man, then attempted suicide ... all while filming her own reality TV show, Fantasia for Real, on VH1.

When you consider all that, it's sort of a miracle she's on the road at all.

Thankfully, Fantasia's heart and head seem to be in the right place now. Hopefully that'll be the case when she performs at the Straz Center in Tampa on Nov. 12, according to her website. She'll be joined by Eric Benet and Kandi. Tickets are $34.50, and they go onsale Friday. Click here for details.

Much like Stone Temple Pilots at the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday, this is a show we'll be keeping an eye on, just to make sure it actually happens. Keep your fingers crossed.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, October 4, 2010 11:26am]


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