Briefs: WYEP-FM Announces Music Festival Lineup
WYEP-FM has announced the lineup for its Summer Music Festival and the World Cafe's taping sessions at the Andy Warhol Museum.
The festival is scheduled to take place June 23, starting at 5 p.m. at Allegheny Landing on the North Shore. The headliner will be singer Sinead O'Connor. Also featured will be moe, the Ike Reilly Assassination, Kim Richey and, for the first time, a Pittsburgh- based artist, Jon Check.
The tapings at the Warhol for the World Cafe, hosted by David Dye, will be June 22 and 23. The lineup:
Jon Check, 6 p.m. June 22
Kim Richey, 8 p.m. June 22
Ike Reilly Assassination, noon June 23
moe, 2 p.m. June 23
Sinead O'Connor, 4 p.m. June 23
The Summer Music Festival is free. Admission for each taping session at the Warhol is $15, except for the O'Connor session, which is $20.
Details: 412-381-9131 or www.wyep.org.
-- Regis Behe
American Idol tour to visit Pittsburgh
"American Idols Live! Tour 2007" will visit Mellon Arena on Aug. 22.
Aptly sponsored by Pop Tarts, the show will feature the top 10 finalists from this year's show, including Blake Lewis, Chris Richardson, Chris Sligh, Gina Glocksen, Haley Scarnato, Jordin Sparks, Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle, Phil Stacey and Sanjaya Malakar.
Tickets, $70-$39.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Mellon Arena box office and Ticketmaster outlets, including select Giant Eagle, Macy's and FYE stores. To order by phone, call 412-323- 1919; Online: www.ticketmaster.com.
On Wednesday, Doolittle, who has been a favorite of judge Simon Cowell, was eliminated from the contest, leaving Sparks, 17, and Lewis, 25, in next week's finale.
-- Regis Behe
'The Chief' to return to Pittsburgh Public Theater
Tickets go on sale Monday for a return visit of "The Chief" at Pittsburgh Public Theater.
Tom Atkins returns Sept. 18 for seven performances only in this one-man play about Steelers owner Art Rooney Sr. at the O'Reilly Theater, Downtown.
"The Chief" is set in 1976 in Rooney's office at Three Rivers Stadium, as he prepares for yet another event honoring him. While getting ready, he reminisces about growing up on Pittsburgh's North Side, playing minor league baseball with his brother, Dan, and taking a fledgling semi-pro football team franchise from nothing to an NFL dynasty.
More than 45,000 theatergoers have seen "The Chief" since its debut in 2003 broke all previous Pittsburgh Public Theater records for single ticket sales.
Performances: 8 p.m. Sept. 18-22, 2 p.m. Sept. 22 and 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave. Admission: $45 and $60.
Details: 412-316-1600 or www.ppt.org.
-- Alice T. Carter
Keyboardists to perform at park concerts
Keyboardists Lao Tizer and Brett Williams, a student from Hampton High School, have been added to concerts sponsored by Mellon Jazz and Allegheny County Parks.
Tizar, a contemporary keyboardist and composer with a currently released album, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at South Park.
Williams, who opened a county jazz concert last year at Hartwood Acres, Hampton, will show his steadily developing skills at noon Aug. 31 at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown.
They join violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, who will perform 8 p.m. July 1 at Hartwood Acres.
All concerts are free. Details: 412-350-2528.
-- Bob Karlovits
Cultural events in the city
City Theatre presents "The Missionary Position" at 8 p.m. Performances continue through Sunday at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St. …