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1 hr ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

Aloe Blacc Goes from "Wake Me Up" to "Get On Up"

After conquering the charts with his hit "Wake Me Up," and trying his hand at reality TV by appearing as a mentor on The Voice , Aloe Blacc is now making his movie debut.


Related Topix: Get On Up, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, James Brown, Black Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Upcoming at the Hollywood Bowl

Artists to be Featured: BWB - Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Boney James, Keiko Matsui, Eric Bent and The Ohio Players The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, has been R&B, soul, and jazz royalty for decades, garnering seven Grammys with hits such as " Train to Georgia."


Related Topix: Jazz, Boney James, Keiko Matsui, Black Entertainment, Gladys Knight

9 hrs ago | This is The West Country

REVIEW: The Bratislava Hot Serenaders

BEAUTIFULLY attired and pitch-perfect, the Bratislava Hot Serenaders from Slovakia left their crowd gobsmacked at Taunton 's Brewhouse Theatre last Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, Slovakia, New-Age, Body + Soul

13 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Ten Best James Brown Appearances in Movies and on TV

With Get on Up opening tonight movie audiences will be reintroduced to the hardest working man in show business, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, and yes, this is all the same person: Mr. James Brown.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Isaac Hayes

17 hrs ago | OakLeaves

Movies: 'Get On Up' opens, and other new, recent films reviewed

The story of James Brown's journey from extreme poverty to fame as the godfather of soul.


Related Topix: The Help, Planet of the Apes, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Blue Jasmine, Another Earth

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Star

Aiken man recalls performing with James Brown

Staff photo by Derrek Asberry Aiken resident John Winfield points himself out in a picture he took with James Brown back in the 1960s.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown


Hot Shot! Check Out This Gorgeous Photo of The Real Thing Stars Ewan McGregor & Maggie Gyllenhaal

Wow, would you look at the baby blues on these two? Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the talented new stars of The Real Thing make a perfect pair in this promotional image for the new production.


Related Topix: The Real Thing

Berkshire Eagle

Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it.


Related Topix: Vermillion, SD, Black Entertainment, Isaac Hayes

Chadwick Boseman brings on the funk as James Brown in 'Get on Up'

Still, he agreed to play James Brown in the biopic of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, "Get on Up."


Related Topix: 42, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, The Help, Anderson, SC, Entertainment

Houston Press

James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right

James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Movies, Entertainment


How James Brown Helped a Fledgling Reporter Turn It Loose

The day before James Brown answered the door at his home in Beech Island, South Carolina in the summer of 2003, reporter Karen Fragala Smith had valiantly rustled up bus fare.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Beech Island, SC, Journalism

The Daily Beast

Mark Wilson/Getty

Reaganite. Al Sharpton mentor. Strom Thurmond worshipper. The soul-funk innovator had some complex and bizarre political views.


Related Topix: African-American, Get On Up, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Activism, US News, Weird

Your Leek Paper

Leek Soul Club to return to town centre venue Old Central

Regular Leek Soul Club DJs Stef, Soulie and Spanner will, once again, be back behind the decks and playing the best in Northern Soul, Motown, Crossover, with sixties and seventies soul.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Staffordshire County, England, Motown

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Leftover Salmon, Boz Scaggs headline Flood City Music Fest

"We like to call it 'polyethnic Cajun slamgrass,'" he explained in a phone interview with the Mirror from his Colorado home.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Little Feat, Lee Fields, Marketing, Boulder, CO

The Press-Enterprise

PALA: Stylistics, Dramatics join forces for September show

Not only do you want to get up out of your seat to groove, but the lyrics and music feels like pure romance.


Related Topix: The Dramatics, R-N-B, The Stylistics

NBC New York

Getting James Brown

The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Glenn Miller, Jazz, Rock-N-Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis, Entertainment

104.7 The Mix

"42'S" Chadwick Boseman is insanely amazing as the late Godfather of Soul.

Chadwick Boseman absolutely astounds when he's on stage performing as James Brown.


Related Topix: 42, Chadwick Boseman, Black Entertainment, James Brown, The Help

The Baltimore Sun

Janelle Monae is ready for change

In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans.


Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Stevie Wonder, Music, Entertainment

Electric Picnic: Body&Soul acts announced

All this and a mobile sauna and a hot tub. Check out the full line-up - so far - here.


Related Topix: New-Age, Body + Soul

Detroit Free Press

This week's new movies: 'Boyhood,' 'Magic in the Moonlight,' 'Get on Up'

"Get on Up": Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in a film biography of the famous soul star.


Related Topix: Magic in the Moonlight, 42, Chadwick Boseman, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Guardians of the Galaxy