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CS Video Interviews: Bringing James Brown Back to Life in Get on Up

There have been many great musical biopics in recent years, everything from Ray , for which Jamie Foxx won an Oscar playing Ray Charles, and Walk the Line , which got Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Johnny Cash.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx, Walk the Line, Blues, Entertainment

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Medford Mail Tribune

The Blue Notes at The Wild Goose

Sax players Detlef Eisman and Michael Vannice, drummer Chicken Hirsch, pianist Dal Carver and bass player Jeff Addicott will play blues, soul and R&B by such artists as Louis Jordan, Jimmie Witherspoon, Ray Charles, Jimmy Rushing and others at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at The Wild Goose Cafe, 2365 Highway 66. There is no cover.


Related Topix: The Blue Notes, A-Cappella, Blues, Black Entertainment

River Front Times

The Best Concerts in St. Louis From July 28 to August 2

This week, catch acts including Nick Waterhouse, Helmet and Filter, Kings of Leon, the Washington Beach Bums and much more.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Kings of Leon, Punk, Bums, Blues, Black Entertainment, Otis Redding, Soul, Isaac Hayes

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Digney Mario Public Relations Celebrates Its First Year

Solters, a 60-year veteran and pioneer of entertainment PR, who shepherded the careers of Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Barry Manilow, Led Zeppelin, and Neil Diamon d and the GrammyA Awards TV Specials , among 100s of other musical icons, and helped launch fellow show biz ... (more)


Related Topix: Public Relations, Needham, MA, Jazz, Tony Bennett, Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow, Blues, Black Entertainment, Newhart, Comedy, Entertainment, Television


Launch of the Womens Radio Network, WRNW1

The Womens Radio Network, WRNW1 , is compiled by a team of professionals and executives who strive every day to help other women be the best that they can be.

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Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, The Howard Stern Show, Entertainment, Television, The Oprah Winfrey Show

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Charleston City Paper

Oakland's Quinn Deveaux delivers a retro sound

Musicians are so often inspired by familiar places. Woody Guthrie had Oklahoma, for instance.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Blues, Black Entertainment, Gospel, Charleston, SC


'Georgia On My Mind' Celebrates Ray Charles' Music At The Venetian Six Weeks

"Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles " has been signed to a special six-week engagement Sept.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV, Take 6, Jazz

Mon Jul 21, 2014

St. Louis Jazz Notes

Recently on Heliocentric Worlds

Since YouTube relaxed their restrictions on video length, more and more full concerts from the past are being put online, and some of the choicest ones have been featured on StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds.


Related Topix: Jazz, Kurt Elling, The Horace Silver Quintet, Sun Ra Arkestra, Blues, Black Entertainment, Funk, Sly & the Family Stone

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Kos

James Brown, The Godfather of Soul

Good evening. Do not attempt to adjust your radio, there is nothing wrong. We have taken control as to bring you this special show.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, Newark, NJ, Blues, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 19, 2014



"This is gonna make you feel better. Ray, come on in for dinner and stop rubbing those eyes.


Related Topix: Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Blues, Black Entertainment

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Ray Charles & the Giant Baobab

This old baobab was located near of the sculptures I posted yesterday. It was at entrance of the road to Planet Baobab resort.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment


[Interviews] Terrace Martin Calls His Artistic Strategy Feeding The Black Community First

Exclusive: Terrace Martin explains how Snoop Dogg convinced him to remake Ray Charles "Let's Get Stoned" and charts how Blues, Funk and Disco influenced Hip Hop In addition to women and a good turkey taco, one of the things Terrace Martin loves is a good story.


Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Rap, Black Entertainment, Blues, Lamar Terrace, TX, Too Short

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Johnny Winter, Blues Torchbearer: An Appreciation

From the moment Johnny Winter made his national debut on the stage at Woodstock until his death Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, he played the role of blues proselytizer.


Related Topix: Blues, Johnny Winter, Switzerland, World News, Howlin' Wolf, Black Entertainment, Austin, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

New Yorker

Listening Booth: Impulse! Records

Impulse! Records, the storied label that featured innovative music by John Coltrane, Ray Charles, and other jazz luminaries in the sixties, had been dormant for years.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Jazz, Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein, Charles Mingus

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Stax Records musical in development for Broadway

Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper in photograph dated May 1968. Floyd signed on with STAX as a songwriter in 1965.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Pop/Rock, Blues, Black Entertainment

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Atlantic

Getting Elvis's Legacy Right

Last weekend was the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley's most famous early recordings in Memphis, including the Arthur Crudup cover "That's All Right."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Celebrities, Elvis, Rock-N-Roll, Blues, Black Entertainment, Entertainment


Quincy Jones' Best Stories About Working With MJ, Sinatra and Ray

Quincy Jones, now 81 years old, has been not just an eyewitness to the evolution of 20th century music but one of its biggest players.


Related Topix: The Wiz, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Jazz, Quincy Jones, Black Entertainment, Blues, Celebrities, Frank Sinatra, Music, Entertainment

Fri Jul 04, 2014


Blind, developmentally challenged musicians perform at 2014 Waterfront Blues Festival

Mac Potts, a blind 23-year-old musician from Vancouver, plays a short set at the 2014 Waterfront Blues Festival on Thursday afternoon with United By Music, an organization that helps find opportunities for developmentally challenged musicians.


Related Topix: Oregon, Blues, Black Entertainment

Thu Jul 03, 2014


Janis Joplin Honoured With Her Own Stamp

Tragic blues icon Janis Joplin is set to be immortalised on a postage stamp thanks to officials at the U.S. Postal Service.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

The "5" Royales

In their Fifties heyday, the "5" Royales laid down a foundation for modern soul and R&B.


Related Topix: Blues, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Soul, The Shirelles, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment