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1 hr ago | ContactMusic.com

Mick Jagger Spotted Among 'Get On Up' Production Crew At The NY Premiere - Part 2

Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger was seen posing alongside Victoria Pearman, with whom he worked on the production of James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', and director Tate Taylor at the movie's New York premiere at The Apollo Theater.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Black Entertainment, Soul

5 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

'Get On Up' Star Tika Sumpter Looking Glamorous At The NY Premiere - Part 4

The cast and crew were spotted among the many arrivals on the red carpet at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'; among them included stars Tika Sumpter and Brandon Mychal Smith, co-screenwriter John-Henry Butterworth, co-producers Erica Huggins and Brian Grazer and director Tate Taylor.


Related Topix: Get On Up, Tika Sumpter, Black Entertainment, Soul

10 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

'Purple Rain' turns 30: How 1984 made Prince a superstar

His sales began to match his notoriety with his fifth album, "1999." The single "Little Red Corvette" joined .


Related Topix: Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014


A Week In Movies: Guardians Holds Two Premieres, Plus First Glimpses...

Guardians of the Galaxy buzz grows with L.A. and London premieres, while new trailers, features and photos tease audiences waiting for Fifty Shades, Lucy, biopics of James Brown and Alan Turing, and new Mad Max and Hunger Games movies... In the wake of especially strong buzz from critics who have seen the film, the cast of assembled for their world ... (more)


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Black Entertainment, Soul, Fast & Furious


Hundreds see James Brown film premiere in Augusta

Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up, 42, Chadwick Boseman


Mick Jagger compares Jay Z to James Brown

Speaking about the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up , on which he is acting as producer, Jagger discussed artists he thought were influenced by Brown's work ethic and business-minded approach to the music industry.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up

Vision Monday

Bold Face: Movie Men

Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives.


Related Topix: 42, Chadwick Boseman, Black Entertainment, Soul, Transformers: Age of Extinction


Will James Brown movie 'Get On Up' buck recent trend of low-grossing biopics?

Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in the 2014 Universal Studios movie "Get on Up," based on the life of James Brown from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman, The Help, The Social Network, Startups, Facebook, Movies, Entertainment

Salt Lake Tribune

At Twilight Concert, Charles Bradley ends Pioneer Day with a groove

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires entertained the crowd Thursday night. Amaris Jacques spent her Pioneer Day at her first Twilight concert.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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, Soul, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA

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, Soul

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, Black Entertainment, Soul, 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, Soul, Ice Cube, Rap, Everybody, R-N-B


Mick Jagger on James Brown: "I Copied All His Moves"

Mick Jagger first met James Brown backstage at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem fifty years ago, when the now-legendary British superstar was a 20-year-old music industry rookie.


Related Topix: Mick Jagger, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Soul, Theater, Arts, Ronnie Spector, Apollo, Hip-Hop, The Rolling Stones


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: Black Entertainment, Soul, Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, LL Cool J, Slick Rick

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: Black Entertainment, Soul, Jazz, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Earl Klugh

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, Soul, Sports

USA Today

Premiere: James Brown's live 'Please Please Please'

Wanna a phat slab of vintage funk drama? Just say 'Please Please Please.' USA TODAY premieres the previously unreleased live track from the 'Get On Up' soundtrack.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Music, 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, Soul

Colorado Springs Independent

Sounds from the echo chamber

The past does have its advantages: It is, for instance, a lot more predictable than the present.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Blues, Texas, Manufacturing, Automakers, R and B