There aren't too many entertainers who have been so acclaimed in so many areas of show business.
Bette Midler has earned four Grammy Awards including Song of the Year (twice, for "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From a Distance") and Record of the Year ("Wind Beneath My Wings"), two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award and nine American Comedy Awards.
And along the way, she has sold more than 30 million albums.
The Divine Miss M can do it all, but when she comes to Tampa this weekend she'll be concentrating on music, which is what brought her to fame in the first place.
Midler will bring her "Divine Intervention" tour to the Amalie Arena on Saturday.
She has a new album out called "It's the Girls!" that pays tribute to the great girl groups of popular music, from the Andrews Sisters to TLC. (You've probably heard her hit version of TLC's "Waterfalls.")
You should probably consider buying your tickets online, because you get a free copy of the new CD with each ticket purchased that way.
Her show will feature material from "It's the Girls!" as well as material from her decades-long career as one of the world's most celebrated stars.
Details: 8 p.m. May 11, Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets: $42-$207. Information: 813-301-2500, amaliearena.com.
-- Marty Clear