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4 hrs ago | JamBase

Letterman Music Files | James Brown Greatest Visit

Earlier this month we started a new column called Letterman Music Files devoted to sharing amazing musical performances from David Letterman's tenure as host of NBC's Late Night and CBS's The Late Show.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Jerry Garcia, Pop/Rock

8 hrs ago | NME

10 Explosive Live Versions That Trump Their Originals

One of the highlights of Coachella last weekend was Arcade Fire inviting Debbie Harry up on stage for a special rendition of 'Heart of Glass' at Coachella .


Related Topix: 9, Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Jazz, Folk, Joni Mitchell

12 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

A Moment to remember

Billy Brown is coming home. Brown, one third of the R&B hitmakers Ray, Goodman and Brown, a.k.a. the Moments, is set to take the stage with his group at the Hamilton Banquet Hall in Neptune in a show billed as a "Pre-Easter Extravaganza."


Related Topix: Ray, Goodman & Brown, Big-Band, Asbury Park, NJ, Neptune, NJ

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Body and Soul, Mark Greenwood, Mark Cutler and More Set for...

GALLERY PERFORMANCE FRIDAY APRIL 18TH 8 PM TICKETS 15.00 ADVANCE PURCHASE SUGGESTED DUE TO LIMITED SEATING Body & Soul is a soul, R&B, blues and jazz band from South County, Rhode Island.


Related Topix: New-Age, Body + Soul

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Guitarist Thom Douvan Returns to His Detroit Roots on "Brother Brother"

Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep with the Ann Arbor native and come to the surface on his second release as a leader, Brother Brother -an outing dedicated to Funk Brothers & Richard "Pistol" Allen.


Related Topix: Motown, Berklee College of Music, The Isley Brothers, That's the Way of the World, Black Entertainment, Earth, Wind & Fire, Drama Movies, R-N-B, Bobby Womack


Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'

So far, electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams - like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come Alive" and the drop dead sexy, but cheekily neurotic, "Jealous " - but the duo bust out the Kleenex on their latest cut, "Ezra's Interlude," featuring vocals from Vampire Weekend ... (more)


Related Topix: Electronic, Chromeo, Music, Entertainment

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

Aretha: 'I Didn't Fight With Patti and I'm Suing'

Don't mess with the Queen. That's what a satirical website is learning after a story they published went viral and people believed it was true.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin

Motown's Ryan Shaw to Bring Soul Out Loud with Brandon Victor...

The Cutting Room will once again host MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's three-time Grammy Award nominated Ryan Shaw on Monday, April 21 at 8:30pm.


Related Topix: Motown, Events, Bride Wars, Soul Men, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Hollywood Reporter

The Soul of 'Scandal': How Shonda Rhimes Soundtracks TV's Most Dramatic Show

During season three of ABC's hit show Scandal , a montage scene closes out the eighth episode, "Vermont is for Lovers, Too," where we see a gruesome murder, then one of the show's main characters Huck insinuate he's going to torture his colleague Quinn , and Olivia Pope seeing her long-lost mother moments before the credits flash.


Related Topix: Scandal, Entertainment, Television, Guillermo Diaz, Katie Lowes, Kerry Washington, Otis Redding


Isley Brothers, "That Lady" and "Live It Up" on Soul Train, 1974

In this clip from a 1974 episode of Soul Train , the Isley Brothers do two songs: "That Lady" from the seminal 3+3 album , and the title track from Live It Up .


Related Topix: Soul Train, Entertainment, Television, The Isley Brothers, Pop/Rock, Cornelius

Kinston Free Press

Album reviews: Ikebe Shakedown and AC/DC

Boston may not be the first place one would look for the latest in Afro-beat soul/jazz, but Ikebe Shakedown are one funky Beantown export.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ac/DC, Quadrophenia, Music!, Drama Movies, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

The Age

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Hey Pharrell, call that a hat? Erykah Badu's wide-brimmed throw down capped an imposing entry for the neo-soul queen of Texas.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Erykah Badu

The Morning Call

'American Idols Live,' two Motown greats announce shows at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

" American Idol Live," the annual tour that features Top 10 contestants from TV's hugely popular singing contest, will stop July 12 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, officials announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Best of 2007, Binghamton, NY, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Music, Entertainment

Tualatin Times

Live Music

The Soul'd Out Music Festival got off to a great start last week with packed shows all over town, and this week's festival dates include the following shows: 1 7 : Ural Thomas is Portland's elder statesman of soul, having shared the stage with James Brown, Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder, as well as having graced the Harlem Apollo stage 44 times.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Pop/Rock, Portland, OR

the Real Thing's Ewan McGregor Narrates BBC Radio 2 Show About Ford Today

Star of Broadway's upcoming show The Real Thing , Ewan McGregor will be narrating "Mad About The Mustang" on BBC Radio 2 on April 17, says the Daily Mail.


Related Topix: Beginners, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Real Thing, Celebrities, Ewan McGregor

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Aretha Franklin sues website for $10M over 'fake' story

The Queen of Soul is suing a website for $10 million over what she is calling a fake story about her.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin

The Press-Enterprise

Palm Springs: Fitz and the Tantrums bring hits to Tachevah

After the success of their infectious 2010 debut, "Pickin' Up the Pieces," neo-soul and indie-pop sextet Fitz and the Tantrums were faced with a stylistic dilemma.


Related Topix: Motown, Michael Fitzpatrick, Entertainment, Music

The Huffington Post

Live Cover Of James Brown Filmed In One Take Is Seriously Smooth

The last time we checked in on music duo Pomplamoose , comprised of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, they blew us away with a unique mashup that brought together Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk with white foam board and a projector to create an amazing audio and visual experience.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Leon

Alabama Live

At the Casinos: Gladys Knight, Goo Goo Dolls, Alter Bridge, Gary Allan, George Wallace

Rock, country and comedy dominate this weekend's entertainment lineup at Biloxi's casinos, with Wind Creek Atmore offering a night of classic soul and R&B from Gladys Knight.


Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Pop/Rock, The Goo Goo Dolls, Hard-Rock, Country, Black Entertainment, Gary Allan, Alter Bridge, Gladys Knight, Entertainment

Chadwick Boseman Had No Intention Of Playing James Brown On Film

Director Tate Taylor had his work cut out trying to convince Chadwick Boseman to portray the late James Brown in a new biopic, because the actor was adamant he would never step into the Godfather of Soul's shoes.


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