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Rita Wilson's Clearwater concert canceled




It seems Rita Wilson’s movie career is getting in the way of her music.

Her show next week at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre has been postponed, officials from the venue tell us, because of a scheduling conflict with filming. Ruth Eckerd Hall, which manages shows at the Capitol, hopes to reschedule the songbird but has not yet announced a new date.

The actor is best known from movies like It’s Complicated and Sleepless in Seattle and for spotting talent as the producer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia! But her early show biz ambitions were musical.

She finally let her pipes loose in 2012 with the critically acclaimed album Am/Fm, an intimate collection of classics from the ’60s and ’70s. But she also harbored ambitions as a songwriter.

So last fall she released the self-titled Rita Wilson, a collection of original songs that she co-wrote with industry veterans like former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and Colbie Caillat’s long-time collaborator Jason Reeves.

In the notes of her album the 59-year-old wife of Tom Hanks passes on this wisdom: “For anyone who ever had a dream, it is never too late.”

We will update you on whether tickets for the April 12 show will be refunded at point of purchase
or honored for the new date. See for details.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at Follow @SharonKWn.

[Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2016 4:14pm]


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