Nevilles replace Khan
The cancellation of Chaka Khan, because of an ailing voice, robbed the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival of some of its star power. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, however, has replaced her with some serious funk.
Coming from New Orleans will be The Nevilles, a new incarnation of the Neville Brothers without frontman Aaron, who is off on a solo project. The Nevilles features brothers Art and Charles with four members of DumpstaPhunk: Ivan and Ian Neville, bassist Tony Hall and Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce's former drummer). Keyboardist Ivan is Aaron's son, and guitarist Ian belongs to Art, who formed the Meters (the precursor to the Neville Brothers) in 1965. Cyril Neville, who is also part of this band, will not be on board for Sunday's show.
The Nevilles will play the outdoor Penn Avenue Stage at 7 p.m. Sunday to close the weekend-long JazzLive event in the Cultural District.
Fogerty at Cal U
It's been a long time since we've seen John Fogerty. In fact, the last time he played these parts was 2005 in Burgettstown with John Mellencamp.
On Nov. 5, Fogerty will return to perform at the Cal U Convocation Center on the California University campus. Tickets -- $100, $69, $49 and $39 -- go on sale June 14 through ticketmaster.com and all outlets.
The former frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival recently hit No. 3 on the charts with "Wrote a Song for Everyone," a 14-song collection of mostly classic tracks performed with such artists as the Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Dawes and Brad Paisley.