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  1. James Brown Estate In LimboRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Law Professor Blogs Network

    A companion of music legend James Brown has requested an Aiken Court in South Carolina ban several of Brown's children from participating in hearings that will determine if Brown had a spouse when he died in December 2006. According to filings in the Brown estate case, defining Brown's marital status will affect the rights of his children as well as his education charity.

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  2. The Nightfly: The Nightfly #2014.47 Hour 2 - November 24-30, 2014, Segment 1Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | A-Infos Radio Project

    In hour 1, we serve up a banquet of soul food, feature a set of far-out flute tunes, and toast our nearest primate relatives with James Brown bandleader JC Davis, King Curtis, and The Wooden Glass. In hour 2, we'll give thanks with William DeVaughn, lay on the funk, soul, and jazz, break for a set hosted by late, great WERU DJ Charlie Oldham, and return once again to the Crescent City for a super set of New Orleans heavyweights.

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  3. Down North Band Unearths Underground Soul-Funk Music; Releases Energetic "Heartbreaker" VideoRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | PR Log

    ... man, Down North delivers a powerful and impressive lead vocal found in Anthony Briscoe, reminding audiences of James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince and Jackie Wilson. To add to their eclectic style and down home reputation, Down North is proud to ...

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  4. Five Awesome New Tracks To Help You End The Week In StyleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AskMen

    ... co-written with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, though this jam wasn't), Ronson aptly apes James Brown for a return to form for rapper Mystikal. But with further guest spots from Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Hudson Mohawke, and DJ ...

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  5. Mick Jagger praises 'amazing' Chadwick BosemanRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ContactMusic.com

    Sir Mick Jagger has praised 'Get On Up' star Chadwick Boseman for his portrayal of the late musician James Brown, explaining that his performance is ''brilliant''. The 71-year-old Rolling Stones rocker co-produced the movie and praised the young actor for his portrayal of the late musician - who passed away on Christmas Day 2006 - admitting that they turned down many established stars from the stage in favour of the actor.

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  6. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Get Ready for 'SNL' with Cameron DiazRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Billboard

    ... ars and Mark Ronson also released a rad "Uptown Funk" shortly after throwing the single online. As the good lord James Brown said -- "make it funky! "

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  7. Movie Review: Get On UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | IcStafford

    This colourful biopic of the late 'Godfather of Soul' James Brown is a chaotic mixture of jumping time frames, with The Help's director Tate Taylor making the typical genre mistake of chewing on too many underwritten stories. Yet, by including everything from domestic abuse to poverty, Vietnam, drugs and criminality, he illustrates how great music can be forged out of nothing.

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  8. Get On Up - reviews of 'thrilling' James Brown biopicRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The First Post

    A new biopic about legendary American soul singer James Brown, Get On Up, opens in UK cinemas today. Tate Taylor directs the film written by British brothers John-Henry and Jez Butterworth .

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  9. James Brown biopic captures his soul: Get On Up is a pitch-perfect...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Mail

    James Brown biopic captures his soul: Get On Up is a pitch-perfect story of a singer's life, writes BRIAN VINER This account of the life of James Brown, the 'Godfather of Soul', is the very definition of an 'I Feel Good' film. But that doesn't make it feel-good.

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  10. Chadwick Boseman on breakthrough year: 'being a complete artist is what I'm interested in'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... slightest. For his next leading role, he accepted the challenge of "live-wire channeling" the Godfather of Soul, James Brown in Get On Up . With charisma to spare, Boseman's dynamic performance raised his profile to the next level-the next level in ...

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  11. Get On UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | ContactMusic.com

    With an appropriately jarring sense of energy, this James Brown biopic acutely captures the Godfather of Soul's iconic musical talents, although the fragmented script undermines any emotional kick in his story. The film also struggles to build up momentum, because it continually leaps between various chapters in Brown's life.

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  12. Star's Method Approach To James Brown RoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Radio City

    Chadwick Boseman has told Sky News how he got into character to play the Godfather of Soul in the new James Brown biopic Get On Up.

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  13. How James Brown's Famed Apollo Show Inspired 'Get On Up' CreatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | ContactMusic.com

    James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life - most notably, his 1960s show at Harlem's Apollo theater. Star Dan Aykroyd , who plays James Brown 's manager Ben Bart in the film, describes his own experience of the hit Apollo show; a non-stop revue that brought him worldwide acclaim and recognition when it was recorded for his 1963 live album 'Live At The Apollo'.

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  14. Blood Sweat and Tears - Child is Father to the ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Something Else! Reviews

    ... sensitive reading of singer-songwriter Tim Buckley's "Morning Glory" (featuring Steve Katz on vocals) to the James Brown-influenced "Somethin' Goin' On" to a jazz-inflected bossa nova update of "Without Her" by Harry Nilsson. Child is Father to the ...

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  15. Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Los Angeles Times

    When director Tate Taylor called on costume designer Sharen Davis to suit up his cast for the energetic "Get On Up," a biopic of soul singer James Brown that covers multiple decades, she was already a pro at dressing showy singers for film, having been nominated for Oscars for her work on "Dreamgirls" and "Ray." The real Mr. Dynamite was not only a powerhouse of song, he was a sartorial icon, full of color and sass, who reinvented himself constantly, "like Madonna," says Davis.

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  16. Errol Louis: Sharpton, the durable warriorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New York Daily News

    ... the rest of us. Like his friend Donald Trump, Sharpton cannot be embarrassed. Like his mentor, the late singer James Brown (for whom Sharpton was road manager for a decade), the reverend restlessly prowls the nation's black communities, speaking in ...

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  17. Future Islands were the "top secret" headliners, Tim Harrington sang...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Brooklynvegan

    ... , and Jay Heiselman (Grooms, French Miami, Roya) who came through the crowd with a cape and a handler, a la James Brown. They finished their set with a cover of LCD Soundsystem's "NY I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down," with help from Les Savy ...

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  18. If you let yourself go along for the ride, Lauryn Hill's Electric...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WXPN-FM Philadelphia

    ... Ms. Hill was going to come out. If you see Charles Bradley and his band, this is how it plays out; if you saw James Brown back in the day, it was how he rocked it too. Despite the DJ spelling this out, this sense of pageantry wasn't popular among ...

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  19. Review: Get On Up ***Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | RTE.ie

    This botched and sanitised biopic of the hardest working man in showbusiness is worth a look for a compelling lead performance by Chadwick Boseman You can tell that Tate Taylor's misfiring biopic about the Godfather of Soul would have made more sense as a TV movie within the first few minutes. There is the great James Brown preparing for his legendary appearance in rock `n' roll concert movie The T.A.M.I. Show in 1964.

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  20. 'Fantasy' at 15: Topless women stand test of timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Las Vegas Review Journal

    ... tone. By 2008, it was obvious "Fantasy" was "both a show and a booby show," with Cooper's broad clowning as James Brown or a white-faced Michael Jackson - "I feel like a Frosted Mini-Wheat!" - a big part of what made it "a variety show in disguise." ...

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