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  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...
  • Mick Jagger on James Brown: 'He Was Very Generous and Kind With Me and He Wasn't Kind With Everybody'

    The Mecca of R&B music, aka Harlem's Apollo Theater, played host to Monday's world premiere of Universal's James Brown biopic "Get On Up." "I first saw James Brown at the Apollo," said Mick Jagger, who produced the film through his shingle Jagged Films....
  • Concert Review: Janelle Monae at the Hollywood Bowl

    Back in the summer of 2010, Janelle Monae staged a dynamite set at the Greek Theatre, performing a suite of tunes from "The ArchAndroid," her then just-released debut LP that ranged from amped-up R&B to Bowie-esque glam rock. The problem was that hardly...
  • The dark side of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj comes to L.A.

     The dark side of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj comes to L.A.
    There is dark, and then there is the ├╝ber-noir, transgressive vision of modernist choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Founding Ballet Preljocaj in Champigny-sur-Marne in 1984, the French-born Albanian shot to fame in 1990 by setting "Romeo and Juliet" in...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Opens to $37.8 Million, to Skyrocket to $92 Million

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" is in a box office universe of its own. Marvel-Disney's sci-fi actioner opened to $37.8 million Stateside on Friday. It looks to sky-rocket to $92 million-plus this weekend, which would crush the record for August's top debut,...
  • Pandora turns up new audience for James Brown biopic

    Universal Pictures' new biopic "Get on Up" about the influential performer James Brown has a clear target audience: fans of the Godfather of Soul. But the studio ran into the problem of how to broaden the audience and lure younger people with more...
  • Ernie Lancaster: Blues musician traveled country, performed with James Brown

    Ernie Lancaster: Blues musician traveled country, performed with James Brown
    Ernest "Ernie'' Ray Lancaster was president of the 1971 senior class at Mount Dora Bible, played high-school baseball and basketball, and was in chorus. Then his life really became busy. Lancaster wrote songs and played guitar on more than 40 albums...
  • PASSINGS: Raymond Berthillon, Henry Stone

    PASSINGS: Raymond Berthillon, Henry Stone
     Raymond Berthillon Founder of famed Paris ice cream shop Raymond Berthillon, 90, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, died Saturday, the company announced on its website. With lines of tourists down the street...
  • 'Finding Fela!' uses musical bio as entry point to tell Fela Kuti story

    'Finding Fela!' uses musical bio as entry point to tell Fela Kuti story
    "Finding Fela!" is a hall-of-mirrors documentary that dissects the complex public persona of the late Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti though the lens of the 2009 Broadway musical biography "Fela!" Directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, whose...
  • Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson

    Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson
    "What would James Brown do?" Anyone who knows the groundbreaking soul singer's biography understands that's not a question that inoculates against trouble. But in certain circumstances, such as when America is paying witness to the Ferguson, Mo., racial...
  • James Brown's son says in book that his dad was godfather of more than soul

    James Brown's effect on popular music need only listen to Prince or Bruno Mars. Fifty years after Brown's early hits and eight years after his death, the nickname Godfather of Soul becomes more evident every year. But Brown's son Daryl says his father...