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8 min ago | KETV-TV

Group of motorcyclists remember friend who died in fatal accident



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8 min ago | The Washington Post

Party Diary: James Brown biopic premiere at the Newseum

On Tuesday night at the Newseum a packed theater learned that James Brown, the "godfather of soul" who famously crooned, "Stay on the scene, get on up, like a sex machine," was, in fact, pretty conservative.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Theater, Arts, Washington, DC, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, The Help, Entertainment

2 hrs ago | SFGate

Gwyneth Paltrow appears in a scene from the movie "Shakespeare in Love."

When Tom Stoppard created a play a few years ago out of his Academy Award-winning script for "Shakespeare in Love," the best picture Oscar winner from 1998, he quickly realized that doing the adaptation was a mistake.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, Theater, Arts, Viola, DE

6 hrs ago |

Ticket information released for Aretha Franklin's Aug. 16 show in Muskegon

Ticket information has been released for Aretha Franklin's much-discussed show at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon on Aug. 16. Tickets prices for the performance, one of Franklin's 12 stops on her United States tour, range from $40 to $90 and are now available at


Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | The Stranger

Rest in Power, Bobby Womack: The Heavy Life of the Bravest Man in the Universe

The Poet, the Preacher, the Bravest Man in the Universe - Bobby Womack was an elemental wizard of soul.


Related Topix: Bobby Womack

14 hrs ago |

Eric Roberson releases new album 'The Box' on August 12th

Grammy Award Nominee, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Eric Roberson , continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio.


Related Topix: Eric Roberson, Rahway, NJ, Howard University

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Natchez mayor pushes for film commission

The movie premiered in New York City Monday and will premiere locally Saturday evening, with a nationwide launch Aug. 1. The majority of the film, which focuses on the life of the Godfather of Soul from the time he was 5 until he was 60, was filmed in the Natchez area.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown

18 hrs ago | KNEK-FM Lafayette

James Brown Takes the Stage Again at the Apollo with "Get On Up" Premiere

Monday night, James Brown 's music lit up the famed Apollo Theater once again, with the star-studded premiere of the biopic Get On Up: The James Brown Story in New York.


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

23 hrs ago | The Star

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)


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Sam Cooke

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.


Related Topix: Otis Redding, R-N-B