Thursday, April 21, 2011

Singer Tiffany to perform at B.B. King's Thursday, April 21, 2011 LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY APRIL 21, 2011, 7:29 AM THE RECORD 8 p.m. SUNDAY, MANHATTAN


The latest artist to turn to country, former teen pop star Tiffany hopes her new album and accompanying tour connect with fans.

TELL ME MORE: She had one big song, and like a lot of other young artists, she got a lot of mileage from that song. Almost 25 years have passed since her cover of "I Think We're Alone Now" scorched the pop charts.

It's not that Tiffany up and vanished since that hit put her on the map. She lost 30 pounds on "VH1's Celebrity Fit Club," filmed a made-for-cable movie and guest-starred on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother." But Tiffany is a musician first, an actress-reality star second. And with this new country album, "Rose Tattoo," Tiffany is chasing success via the genre that first inspired her to pick up a microphone.

We're guessing the crowd will be fans in their 30s, kids who grew up with the little girl who once played shopping malls. Whether they follow her down these dusty country roads is another matter.

QUOTE: "I've been wanting to get back to country music. For me, with country music, you can be a mom, you can be a wife and have your cake and eat it too, as far as family life. Country music is about loving people, it's about having a life and being proud of who you are." – Tiffany, in a 2011 interview with AOL Music's The Boot

DETAILS: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., Manhattan;; 212-997-4144. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

— Mike Kerwick

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