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3 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

How the Rev. Al Sharpton became today's most influential civil rights leader

To both the surprise and chagrin of many, the Rev. Al Sharpton , organizer of the major protest march and rally to be held in New York City Saturday, has been emerging as the most prominent civil rights leader of the Obama era, if not the past ten years.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, George Bush, Crown Heights, NY, Dutchess County, NY

7 hrs ago | Something Else! Reviews

Novox - Over The Honeymoon

Novox is funk-jazz that's about 85% in the 70s and 15% in the present. Formed over ten years ago by guitarist Pierre Alexandre Gauthier, the dominant vintage side comes from the Fender Rhodes of Jean Romeyer, the standup bass of Jane-Lise Meunier, and the trumpet/alto sax horn brigade of Benjamin Meunier and Gregory Ivanoff.

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Related Topix: France, World News, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Soul

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Kos

Happy Birthday Joe Strummer - " We Really Miss You Right Now

Yesterday, August 21, we celebrated the birthday of a legend. More than just a rock star.

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Related Topix: The Clash, Punk, Sam Cooke, Black Entertainment, Soul, Reggae, Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield

Billboard

Robert Christgau on 'Get On Up': Putting James...

In his 2006 Rolling Stone profile "Being James Brown," the great lost rock critic Jonathan Lethem made sense of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Minister of Super Heavy Funk, the Augusta Akhenaten, and all the other honorifics Mr. Brown has and will earn by declaring him a time traveler.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, The Help, Black Entertainment, Soul, Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Reel Reviews: Godfather of Soul vs. grandpas with guns

Get On Up is the story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown and his rise from poverty to super-stardom.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Jamal Batiste of New Orleans plays drummer in James Brown movie: Growing East

Eastern New Orleans musician and producer Jamal Batiste is making his movie debut in the biographical drama, "Get On Up," about the life of the godfather of soul James Brown.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up

La Canada Valley Sun

James Brown's son to visit La Canada bookstore

Daryl Brown, son of legendary singer James Brown, will visit La Caada Monday evening to discuss his newly published book "Inside the Godfather," which explores the complex life and personality behind the persona.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Los Angeles, CA

OC Weekly

Why George Clinton Matters

Let me tell you all about the one and only George Clinton, who can be placed alongside James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone as the most visionary and influential black music pioneer to emerge from the incendiary 1960s but is now the only one of those figureheads still taking it to the stage.

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Related Topix: Funk, George Clinton, Black Entertainment, Sly Stone, Soul, Dr. Dre, Rap

OC Weekly

Talking 'Cholo Soul' with S.A. Martinez of 311

S.A. Martinez doesn't have time to rest. After completing another annual three-month summer stint with 311, , Martinez hopes to finish three albums of his own before 311 sets sail on their fan cruise to Jamaica.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Hispanic Business

Madison in 100 objects: Clyde Stubblefield's drumsticks

He uses them to make a point, tap a rhythm on the coffee table or punctuate a story from his years as one of the world's legendary -- and most sampled -- drummers.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

James Brown biopic Get On Up a let down

I've seen the new James Brown biopic, Get On Up . It's a bit like the Ray Charles biopic starring Jamie Foxx or that Muhammad Ali one with Will Smith .

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Ali, Hip-Hop

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

James Brown biopic Get On Up a let down

I've seen the new James Brown biopic, Get On Up . It's a bit like the Ray Charles biopic starring Jamie Foxx or that Muhammad Ali one with Will Smith .

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx, Will Smith, Ali, Hip-Hop

Examiner.com

'The Help' is quite good

The decades immediately before the emergence of the modern civil rights movement can be mined for multiple arresting stories.

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Related Topix: The Help, Black Entertainment, Emma Stone, Hot Chicks

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Examiner.com

'The Help' is quite good

The decades immediately before the emergence of the modern civil rights movement can be mined for multiple arresting stories.

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Related Topix: The Help, Black Entertainment, Emma Stone, Hot Chicks

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Henry Stone gave voice to the Miami sound

Henry Stone, who produced early recordings by Ray Charles and James Brown, was the man behind the Florida company, TK Records, a fountain of disco in the 1970s and the source of what came to be called the Miami sound.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Soul, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Disco, KC & the Sunshine Band, Music, Entertainment

Examiner.com

'Get on Up' is a solid biopic

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Chadwick Boseman

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WCAV

Lane High School Celebrates Class of 1974

When you walked into the Lane High School Reunion, all you could hear were the smooth grooves of the sixties and seventies.

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Related Topix: Soul, The Temptations, Black Entertainment

National Public Radio

James Brown's Daughter Recalls A Painful Childhood in 'Cold Sweat'

Celebrity child autobiographies fall into two categories. There's the scorched earth approach: One sordid story after another - call it the "Mommie Dearest" syndrome.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Beech Island, SC

Examiner.com

The British are Coming!! Get On Up- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

You can't keep Soul Brother #1 down. I hate how they cut out his strongest points in Get On Up.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, Black Entertainment, Soul, Mississippi

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Topeka Capital-Journal

James Brown, veteran of KCK police force, named new Topeka Chiefs of Police.

Public works director Doug Whitacre, left, introduces himself to police chief candidates James Brown and Tony Kirk during a meeting last week.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Topeka, KS, Kansas City, KS

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