Arts & Entertainment

Miranda Cosgrove concert postponed

Miranda Cosgrove is one busy girl.

She's been singing since she was a toddler and by the time she was 3 years old she had a Hollywood agent arranging modeling and TV commercial gigs for her.

She's now 18 and has gained fame as a film and TV actor as well as a pop recording artist.

She was scheduled to bring her multi-talents to the Tri-Cities on Aug. 19 to perform an outdoor concert at Columbia Park in Kennewick.

But on Aug. 11 her tour bus was involved in an accident, injuring the iCarly television star and postponing her concert tour.

"They are telling us to sit tight and they will get us a new date," said Marc Solferino with Riverfront Concerts in Kennewick. "They are re-working all (Cosgrove's) tour dates right now."

Cosgrove broke her ankle in the crash, which happened on Interstate 70 near St. Louis.

A few days ago, Cosgrove told the Herald she spent most of her youth in the limelight. She spent her adolescence being home schooled while singing and dancing on the hit Nickelodeon show iCarly.

There are some good and bad aspects to all that, she said.

"I don't feel like I've missed too much of my youth now," she said. "But there were times I wished I could have gone to a regular public school."

Cosgrove plans to head off to college in the fall to study film and acting, but she hasn't quite decided which university she'll attend.

"It will either be NYU (New York University) or USC (University of Southern California), I'm not sure yet," she said. "But I'll continue to tour."

But first she wants to finally get her driver's license so she can buy a car, preferably a convertible.

"I live in California, so a convertible is a must," Cosgrove said. "But I still have to get my license. I never really needed to get a license before. Besides, I'm not that great a driver so I had a lot to learn."

Cosgrove's first album, also titled iCarly, shot to the No. 1 spot of Billboard magazine's kids music charts. And her most recent EP, High Maintenance, is in music stores now.

Her music and TV show has won more than a dozen awards during her young life, including MTV Move Awards and Teen Choice Awards.

"I really just kind of fell into acting," she said. "And I love it. But I'm looking forward to college."

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;