With this season's episodes of Hannah Montana marking the end of the successful Disney series and with Miley Cyrus salvia bong rip heard round the world tweens now turn to Miranda Cosgrove for salvation. As the 17-year-old pop singer and star of Nickelodeon's iCarly continues to ride the success of last year's 26-minute, eight-track release, Sparks Fly, she breezes into KC to play the first date of her U.S. tour at the Uptown Theater (3700 Broadway, 816-753-8665). Of course, she sings songs about kissing, dancing and boys, but her songs are written and produced by such industry heavy hitters as Max Martin, Ke$ha and Dr. Luke, so the bubble gum is clean and perky but also expertly made. Thirteen-year-old YouTube sensation Greyson Chance opens. Tickets start at $29.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. The show begins at 7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 24, 2011