Stars from Fox-TV’s “American Idol” series find extra rays with concert tour stops in Myrtle Beach, but LaToya London, from the third season, will spend the whole summer here.
London, who finished in the top three of “Idol” in 2004 as second runner-up to Fantasia Barrino, behind Jennifer Hudson, has joined The Carolina Opry” and “The Good Vibrations Show” through Sept. 7 at the Calvin Gilmore Theatre.
David Olive, president of the theater, called the rigors of artists touring city to city “tough,” but the casts of both house shows welcome singers such as London stop by “to sit down and do what you want” for a season.
“It’s a nice thing for them,” Olive said, “and it’s a nice thing for us.”
After a flight last week to perform in Philadelphia, London, who was born in San Francisco and raised across the bay in Oakland, called to chat for a few minutes about her summer ahead on the Grand Strand.