Rod Stewart to replace Aretha Franklin at Jazz Fest

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British rock and pop singer Rod Stewart performs on stage, on July 6, 2013 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS — Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, will not be performing April 28 at Jazz Fest.

Instead, Rod Stewart will take her place.

Franklin told festival organizers that her doctors have advised her against performing.

Other headliners at the two-weekend event include Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Beck, Jack White, David Byrne, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, and Bonnie Raitt.

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