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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    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...
  • Daryl Brown, son of James Brown, visits La Cañada to talk father's biography

    Daryl Brown, son of James Brown, visits La Cañada to talk father's biography
    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...
  • Reviews: 'Cold Sweat' and 'Inside the Godfather'

    Reviews: 'Cold Sweat' and 'Inside the Godfather'
    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...
  • Obama's inner-Rev. Al

    Obama's inner-Rev. Al
    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...
  • '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'...