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Brown born in Barnwell County, kept mansion in Aiken County

Also known as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown was an iconic singer, songwriter and dancer who found his calling in funk and R&B music.


Related Topix: Aiken County, SC, Barnwell County, SC, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Beech Island, SC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why at The Korova on Wednesday

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why began their six week headlining tour last month and are playing more than 30 shows across the United States.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Asbury Park, NJ

SummerStage on Staten Island: Felix Hernandez, Lisette Melendez, Boogaloo Assassins, Joe Bataan to headline free concerts

Every year, City Parks' SummerStage series presents an eclectic mix of fine musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world in free all-ages performances in green spaces throughout the five boroughs.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Latin, Joe Bataan, 9, Motown, Salsa, George Lamond, Manhattan, NY, Music, Entertainment

Biz Markie, Kool Moe Dee and Rob Base Join Wingate Park Concert Series

Every week from now through the middle of August, the neighborhood is invited to Wingate Park for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series .


Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Hip-Hop, Stephanie Mills, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Gyptian, New York


Sharon Jones played a free NYC show (pics) ++ Budos Band, Naomi...

Jones waltzed through her catalog with tight vocal technique, annunciation and grit on her fast paced jams and sweet flow on her ballads.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Gladys Knight, Hard-Rock, Black Sabbath, Village Green, NY, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, West Sussex County, England, East Sussex County, England, Netherlands,


When chaos reigned in pop culture

There was something draining about 1974. Richard Nixon resigned the presidency; the final pullout from Vietnam was in sight.


Related Topix: Jacques Brel, Chanson, Pop/Rock, Best of 2007, The Three Degrees, Punk, The Ramones

New Haven Independent

Define "Temptation"

As the five members of The Temptations Review with Dennis Edwards performed the 1965 hit "Don't Look Back," they seemed to be contradicting themselves.


Related Topix: The Temptations, Drama Movies, Music!

Brother John sings Sam Cooke tribute along with biographical storytelling

Bother John brings his singing and storytelling production of the legendary rhythm and blues vocalist Sam Cooke to the Kansas City Fringe Festival, performing at the Uptown Arts Bar Bother John brings his singing and storytelling production of the legendary rhythm and blues vocalist Sam Cooke to the Kansas City Fringe Festival, performing at the ... (more)


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Lionel Richie Bringing All His Best Ballads To Mohegan

American singer, songwriter, actor and producer Lionel Richie has "partied all night long," "danced on the ceiling," and provided a host of romantic ballads that are the "go to" songs when talking about falling in and out of love.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Lionel Richie, The Commodores, Family, Kids, Music, Entertainment

Chronicle Live

Review: The Jayhawks at the SummerTyne Americana Festival

Making an all too rare appearance on these shores, Minneapolis alternative country rockers The Jayhawks were back for a short tour which landed at the Sage as part of the annual three-day SummerTyne Americana Festival which has previously featured a diverse range of artists from Seasick Steve and Kris Kristofferson to one of the final ever shows by ... (more)


Related Topix: The Jayhawks, Pop/Rock, Country, Kris Kristofferson, Solomon Burke


James Brown Estate Documents To Be Made Public

A judge has ordered an attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Otis Redding honored with Gibson art guitar on the Sunset Strip

The late great Otis Redding was honored with a Gibson Art Guitar on The Sunset Strip at the Whisky A Go-Go.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Kos

James Brown, The Godfather of Soul

Good evening. Do not attempt to adjust your radio, there is nothing wrong. We have taken control as to bring you this special show.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Newark, NJ, Blues, Ray Charles, US News, Liberal Political News

Surrey Advertiser

Review: Norman Jay at GuilFest 2014

Norman Jay MBE promised a "party set with a bit of everything" before his GuilFest performance early on Sunday evening.


Related Topix: Marvin Gaye, Candi Staton

The Times

Matthew Sisk

In her song, Aretha Franklin was explicit. Not in the parental warning kind of way, but in the honest and this-is-what-I-want way.


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Judge orders James Brown documents made public

Efforts to improve Detroit have not idled over the past year as the city put plans in place to restructure billions of dollars in debt during bankruptcy.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Medicine, The Rockford Files, Action TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Daily Kos

Detroit owns a piece of my soul

As I prepare to leave Detroit, Michigan, today and head back to New York after attending the Netroots Nation 2014 gathering of bloggers, I'm thinking about the multi-faceted meanings Detroit has for me, not as simply a visitor, but as a political activist, ethno-historian and a person raised in black American culture.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Motown, Drama Movies, New Orleans, Music!, Windy City

Hispanic Business

Hopelands concert to feature Augusta soul

The group has performed at numerous locations in and the Georgia State Capitol. The Hopelands Summer Concert Series will continue each Monday night until the end of August.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

'I just said immediately - this is it': Steve...

Steve Cropper has had a composing hand in a number of iconic songs, from Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour" to Booker T. and the MGs' "Green Onions" to Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood."


Related Topix: Wilson Pickett, Pop/Rock

WKXW-FM Trenton

Don's Top 10 From July 20, 1972

Another "Time Machine" back into history, as I look back at the hits from Thursday, July 20, 1972.


Related Topix: Rutgers University, The Emotions, Muscle Shoals, AL