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James Brown

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  • Was 1965 music's greatest year ever?

    Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded America. Next year, 50th-anniversary journalism will see to it that the miniskirt and "Star Trek"...
  • Garth Brooks dedicates child play zone at Indiana hospital

    Country music star Garth Brooks became teary-eyed Tuesday as he dedicated a new child play zone at an Indianapolis children's hospital, praising the colorful, game-filled space as a "miracle" that allows ailing youngsters to forget their illnesses and...
  • 'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All' a sympathetic look at singer

    'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All' a sympathetic look at singer
    Frank Sinatra, a singer from Hoboken, N.J., is the subject of "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All," a four-hour documentary airing in two parts Sunday and Monday on HBO. Fair enough. Among the ranks of male pop singers of the mid-20th century, Sinatra was...
  • Kendrick Lamar delivers masterful 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

    Kendrick Lamar delivers masterful 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
    So what would the late Tupac Shakur and the very much living Kendrick Lamar talk about if they were ever to meet face to face in the next life? According to Lamar, they'd dish on economic inequality, revolution and racial metaphors about caterpillars...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Adam Levine's mojo returns in the blinds, Night 2

    'The Voice' recap: Adam Levine's mojo returns in the blinds, Night 2
    Heading into the second night of “The Voice” Season 8 blind auditions, things were looking pretty grim for Adam Levine. On the first night of blinds, the other coaches had each picked up two or three talented vocalists, while he hadn’t...
  • Out of the Blue: Oscar alert: some great movies and actors to watch

    Hey, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine, Russia. Lay down your arms. Time for a cease-fire and a cigarette. It's Oscar weekend, your chance to marinate in the fabulousness of America. From straw hut to yurt to dacha, throw a log on the...
  • Essential tracks: 'Blackheart' beats with visionary soul sonics

    Essential tracks: 'Blackheart' beats with visionary soul sonics
    Dawn Richard, "Blackheart" (Our Dawn Records). Best known as an original member of Danity Kane, R&B singer Dawn Richard left the group last year (again) after a public kerfuffle revealed deep divisions among the crew. No disrespect to the others, but...
  • Sinatra celebrations: The party begins

    Sinatra celebrations:  The party begins
    Most of the year's major tributes have yet to be announced, but this is the lineup to date: Bob Dylan: "Shadows in the Night": Dylan's Sinatra tribute album will be released next month. "Sinatra: An American Icon": Billed as the official exhibition of...
  • Judge orders release of emails in James Brown estate lawsuit

    A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. on Friday told the...
  • Knicks Beat Pelicans To End 16-Game Skid

    Knicks Beat Pelicans To End 16-Game Skid
    NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks walked off the court, and for the first time in weeks it wasn't with heads hanging. The sound of boos that had provided the audio at Madison Square Garden was replaced by the voice of James Brown...
  • Sharen Davis' 'Get On Up' costumes had to be as flashy as James Brown

    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...