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  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Roosevelts: An Intimate History...
  • Showtime Sets Genesis Documentary, 'Genesis - Sum of the Parts'

    Showtime is getting iconic progressive rock band Genesis back together with its documentary "Genesis - Sum of the Parts," set to premiere at 8 p.m. on October 10. The 90-minute documentary reunites core members of the British band, Tony Banks, Phil...
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival
    Percussionist Bernie Capodici of Doylestown has been a part of the Philadelphia jazz scene for more than 35 years. For the past 15, Capodici’s passion has been the band Drivetime, which has released two albums that got airplay on smooth jazz...
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival
    Percussionist Bernie Capodici of Doylestown has been a part of the Philadelphia jazz scene for more than 35 years. For the past 15, Capodici's passion has been the band Drivetime, which has released two albums that got airplay on smooth jazz stations...
  • Lee Fields baring soul, having his day

    Lee Fields baring soul, having his day
    It took a personal meeting with James Brown for singer Lee Fields to realize he was himself and not just a talented mimic called Little JB. In 1973, Fields had been putting out Brown covers like "Bewildered" and energetically funky singles such as "Let'...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • 'Finding Fela' can't find the beat

    'Finding Fela' can't find the beat
    ** (out of four) Fela Kuti’s life wasn’t boring. He created Afrobeat. He married 27 women at once and put a timetable on his door for when each spouse could enter his room. He was buried with a giant spliff in his hand. And that’s...
  • Mick Jagger-produced documentary on James Brown to air on HBO

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Premium cable network HBO said on Thursday it had acquired the rights to a Mick Jagger-produced documentary on soul singer James Brown and would air the film on Oct. 27. "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" features rare and...
  • HBO to Air Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Documentary 'Mr. Dynamite'

    HBO has acquired the James Brown documentary "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" for the U.S. and Canada, with a premiere date set for Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. The feature length documentary is directed by Oscar-winning helmer Alex Gibney and produced by...
  • James Brown biopic not so boffo at the box office

    James Brown was a unique talent: mercurial, scrappy, self-promoting. "The hardest working man in show business" had a challenging Southern back story of abandonment and discrimination that cried out for a Hollywood treatment. But "Get on Up," a movie...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help." Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...