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Harry Connick Jr. coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater



We've known this show was happening for a while now -- the artist himself announced it back in July -- but the venue was loath to confirm it until now.

Harry Connick Jr. is returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Nov. 5, the venue confirmed today. Tickets are $50-$175 and will go on sale soon. Click here for details.

Even though we first told you about this show in July, we're repeating it here today because a lot has happened with Connick since then. First and foremost, he was just named the third judge for the upcoming season of American Idol. He's now the second Idol judge coming to town this fall, following Keith Urban, who plays the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Oct. 4. (Your move, J.Lo!)

Connick will of course be in Clearwater not only for the concert, but to film Dolphin Tale 2, which is scheduled to start shooting in late October. Co-star Kris Kristofferson also has a local show around then, at the Palladium on Oct. 16. Who knows? Maybe Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd will be in the house at one of those shows to cheer on their co-stars.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, September 9, 2013 11:32am]


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