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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

James Brown and the Making of 'Get on Up'

"I was sitting right there," says Mick Jagger, pointing at a row of seats in the famous first balcony at New York's Apollo Theater.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, Performance, Short, Crime Movies, Western, Ned Kelly, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, Theater, Arts

7 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

StarsIn Augusta for Premiere of James Brown Movie

Fans from all over made their way to Augusta, the hometown of the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown for the premier of "Get On Up," a story about his life.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Rock Hill Herald

Rock Hill Boxing Club members ready for fights Saturday in Fort Mill

Rumble From The Rock, the first USA Boxing-sponsored event ever held in Fort Mill, is set for Saturday, July 26 at the Comenius School for Creative Leadership gymnasium, at 8160 Regent Parkway in Fort Mill.


Related Topix: Fort Mill, SC, Black Entertainment, James Brown

Film Comment

Soul Brother #1 comes to the Film Society in "James Brown: The...

When people think of James Brown, they think of his unforgettable charisma behind the mic and on the stage.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, James Brown, Black Entertainment, 9, Blues


[News] Ice Cube: "We Wouldn't Have Rap Music Without James Brown"

Ice Cube's material has featured several samples of late soul singer James Brown .


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Ice Cube, Rap, Everybody, R-N-B

The Washington Post

Three things you didna t know about BFFs Al Sharpton and the late James Brown

Al Sharpton at the "Get On Up" premiere in New York City on July 21. During a lively panel discussion preceding a screening of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" at the Newseum on Tuesday, Reverend Al held court with the booming voice and Baptist rhythm he's known for.


Related Topix: African-American, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Sports


James Brown: Big Screen Sex Machine

About 20 years ago, film producer Brian Grazer, known for his work on A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 and The Nutty Professor, met some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Jay Z, LL Cool J, Slick Rick, Chuck D from Public Enemy and Ol' Dirty Bastard and RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, LL Cool J, Slick Rick

Essex County concerts continue with performances in Brookdale, Watsessing parks

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2014 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.


Related Topix: Essex County, NJ, Montclair, NJ, Oldies, The Duprees, The Commodores, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Detroit News

Drummer Gene Dunlap is serious about setting the 'groove'

Growing up in Detroit, Dunlap says he was a major James Brown fan, with mad love for the drummers in the godfather of soul's band.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Earl Klugh

Worksop Guardian

Notts: Win tickets to the Magic of Motown

Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown is coming to Nottingham's Theatre Royal with its all-new Reach Out 2014 Tour this autumn.


Related Topix: Motown


Exclusive | Nth Power Perform Catfish Live At AURA Studios

This weekend one of our favorite up-and-coming acts, The Nth Power , returns to the Northeast for performances at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA on Friday, Manifestivus in Cabot, VT on Saturday.


Related Topix: Northampton, MA, The Four Tops

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Scaggs brings old hits, new favorites toa

Scaggs brings old hits, new favorites to Binghamton U. Boz Scaggs will perform Tuesday at Binghamton University's Anderson Center for the Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Boz Scaggs, Binghamton, NY, Entertainment

Post and Courier

John Hiatt and Robert Cray: Two soulful songsmiths share the bill at Performing Arts Center

Armed with a gritty sense of humor, a raspy singing voice, a raw-but-poetic lyrical style and a rock-solid band, veteran songwriter John Hiatt stands out as one of the more entertaining and poignant balladeers and storytellers of the contemporary Americana/roots music field.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Hiatt, Blues, Robert Cray, North Charleston, SC, Otis Redding


Exclusive: Aretha Franklin on her new body, new music

Evrod Cassimy sits down with the Queen of Soul in an exclusive backstage interview to talk about she's staying healthy and her new album of "classics."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment

Detroit News

Alvin brothers mesmerize at Ferndale's Magic Bag

In the world of live performance, rife with electronic puffery and worse - boredom - every so often we get a peek into the way music was once performed, a window into something deeper than a four-minute song.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown

Detroit Free Press

Upcoming movies: 'Boyhood,' 'Get on Up,' 'Magic in the Moonlight'

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


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

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Group of motorcyclists remember friend who died in fatal accident



Related Topix: The Emotions

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


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

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