| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:43 PM
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'...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia.
In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the stage for a tumultuous...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:08 PM
James Brown was revolutionary in the world of music and innovative in the world of business. However, he often had to take matters into his own hands.
A movie about him, "Get On Up," directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), depicts how the "Godfather of...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years — and an assist from Mick Jagger — to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Trampled Under Foot: The blues-rock quartet is having a banner year, having earned Contemporary Blues Album and Band of the Year nods at this year's Blues Music Awards, as well as a well-received album in "Badlands." Vocal duty is split between siblings...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music.
Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Universal is promising plenty of funk, singing, dancing and pathos with the first trailer for "Get On Up," the James Brown biopic set for U.S. release on Aug. 1.
"42" star Chadwick Boseman (pictured) portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that...