The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust just announced its 2012-13 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. The performing-arts series includes music, comedy and other performance; music highlights include:
Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society, Fri., Oct. 5 — tickets from $30
Gilberto Gil, Thu., Nov. 15 — tickets from $30
Juan DeMarcos & the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Wed., March 20, 2013 — tickets from $23
Boney James, Fri., April 26 — tickets from $28
The lineup is filled out by WQED pledge-break favorites (Celtic Thunder, Sept. 30; Brit Floyd, March 1), holiday traditions (Eileen Ivers' Irish Christmas, Dec. 1; Mannheim Steamroller, Dec. 11-12), contemporary musical theater programming ("Stew & The Negro Problem: Songs from Passing Strange and Others," Feb. 9) and one-person shows from Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss (Nov. 28) and William Shatner (Nov. 29).
All shows are at the Benedum Center or Byham Theater; more details here.