| Aug 9, 2014
The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers......
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:52 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 stations...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Through words and recollections, the spirit of James Brown was resurrected Monday evening as local fans came to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to learn more about a new biography penned by the famed singer's son.
Musician turned author Daryl Brown...
| Aug 29, 2014
James Brown reveled in tall tales, even though his incredible life story never needed any embellishment. For those who don't already know about how he rose up from rural poverty to wild acclaim across the planet, the new film "Get On Up" highlights...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:06 PM
It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Barack Obama's White House. Every president needs a good "anger translator."
Fans of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" show know what I am...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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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'...