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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Getting it together for James Brown biopic

    Getting it together for James Brown biopic
    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...
  • "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"

    "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
     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...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 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....
  • James Brown's legacy stays on the scene with 'Get on Up'

    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...
  • MUSIC

    MUSIC
    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...
  • Review: Sharon Jones and Valerie June electrify the Wiltern

    Review: Sharon Jones and Valerie June electrify the Wiltern
    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...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Gets First Trailer

    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...