| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:04 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The gritty, intense and sometimes rousingly profane music and performance style of the late James Brown left an indelible mark on American pop culture -- an achievement honored but only occasionally Brown-worthy in "James Brown: Get On the Good Foot, a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
Presidents (and petunias) are no...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Can 15 years have gone by since Chicago blues master Billy Branch released a studio album as bandleader?
Apparently so, but he surely sounds as if he's trying to make up for lost time with "Blues Shock" (Blind Pig Records), a remarkably strong release...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
There is dark, and then there is the über-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...