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2 hrs ago | NBC New York
The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.
6 hrs ago | Denver Westword
He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit - made in 1956 with the Famous Flames - is a question that contains its own answer.
6 hrs ago | Essence Magazine
Behind every good man is a good woman. James Brown, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, might have agreed.
8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans.
11 hrs ago | Switched
As James Brown's highly anticipated biopic, " Get On Up," is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul's legacy still persists eight years after his death.
Online video site Pluto.TV will launch a James Brown-focused channel, streaming for free his classic 1960s-era live performances and timed with the Friday debut of " Get On Up ," a biopic about the "Godfather of Soul," starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis and directed by Tate Taylor .
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Get On Up."
The long-awaited James Brown biopic Get On Up explores the late Godfather of Soul's legacy that continues to influence hip-hop, R&B, funk, and nearly every other musical genre to this day.
At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."
Following Scarlett Johansson 's transition into the Internet - setting her up for, hmmm, her role in "Her" ? - sci-fi of sort continues as a theme this week in the nation's theaters.
Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained , Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance.
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Director Tate Taylor's "Get on Up," a biopic of the late soul singer James Brown, features a powerful cast of actors recreating Brown's life, from his humble beginnings to his huge, worldwide success.
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.
The one and only James Brown- proclaimed "Godfather of Soul" who forever changed the landscape of rhythm, blues, funk and dance around the world-was a composite of influences, mostly negative, as the story's told in GET ON UP, the new film chronicling his life, directed by Tate Taylor .
Get On Up Chadwick Boseman, having played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42 , tries on a different kind of legend: the Godfather of Soul.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 04:48 pm
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