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  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • James Brown, 'On Up' in a really loud ski sweater

    James Brown, 'On Up' in a really loud ski sweater
    The James Brown biopic "Get On Up" opens Thursday evening; I see the film tonight at a press screening. According to those on the coasts who've already caught it, one scene re-creates the extraordinary "I Feel Good" dance number Brown performed, in an...
  • Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to Blast Off With $65 Million

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" arrives in our solar system this weekend, powered by the strength of one of the most powerful brands in movies -- Marvel. These interstellar adventurers are not well known to non-comicbook readers, but studio analysts are...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
  • 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...
  • Interview: James Brown's son talks about being the child son of the Godfather of Soul

     
    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......
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Roosevelts: An Intimate History...
  • 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...
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz 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 stations...
  • HBO to Air Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Documentary 'Mr. Dynamite'

    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...