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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | Broadway

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

8 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago |

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

14 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | FishBowl

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

20 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Spokane 7

Friday's openings: Beyond the 'Galaxy'

Following Scarlett Johansson 's transition into the Internet - setting her up for, hmmm, her role in "Her" ? - sci-fi of sort continues as a theme this week in the nation's theaters.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Hot Chicks, Scarlett Johansson, Guardians of the Galaxy, 42, James Brown, Black Entertainment

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs

Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained , Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance.


Related Topix: Django Unchained, Jackie Brown, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Uma Thurman

Oakland Post

Bay Area Native Featured in Broadway Production of "Motown: The Musical" Show Opens August 15th

Growing up in San Francisco, Rodney Jackson knew that he wanted to dedicate his life to his passion and love for theatre.


Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, The Temptations


James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves

At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."


Related Topix: Get On Up, Arts, Dance, Black Entertainment, James Brown, 42, Octavia Spencer

Daily Journal

Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food.


Related Topix: Franklin, IN, Aretha Franklin, Black Entertainment