Godfathers of soul, country coming

Singer James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," and Willie Nelson, the pony-tailed king of country (who once bragged of smoking marijuana on a balcony at the Carter White House), are among the mega-stars who'll perform this summer at the Charlottesville Pavilion. The announcements, made today by Pavilion manager Kirby Hutto, are the latest wave in Charlottesville musical history which will soon see Ween and Wilco play at the Pavilion and which saw the Rolling Stones perform at Scott Stadium last October. Today's announcement also revealed that melodic rocker-pianist Bruce Hornsby, Merle "I'm proud to be an Okie" Haggard, and an act featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Neville Brothers will star among the performers at the newish outdoor facility built on City land by Dave Matthews Band manager Coran Capshaw.#