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James Brown

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  • Black and white

    Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls...
  • '42's' Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in biopic

    '42's' Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in biopic
    Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in "42," will portray James Brown in an untitled biopic of the soul singer. "The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the Universal Pictures movie from a script by "Fair Game" writers Jez and John-Henry...
  • Prop house in tune with string of nostalgic music-related films

    Prop house in tune with string of nostalgic music-related films
    Inside the North Hollywood prop house History for Hire, a technician clamps down a sheet of pearl finish plastic and cuts a strip to fasten around the wooden hoop of a Slingerland bass drum. Another worker is busy rebuilding a black Ludwig drum to...
  • Interview: Phoenix singer Thomas Mars wants to surprise you

    Interview: Phoenix singer Thomas Mars wants to surprise you
    Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
  • Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel part of Music Center's 2013-14 season

    Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel part of Music Center's 2013-14 season
    The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Janelle Monae: Why she's happy, why she's mad

    Janelle Monae: Why she's happy, why she's mad
    We’re right at the beginning of the story of a rebellious young woman from a small town in Kansas who finds herself transported to a strange new realm filled with surreal landscapes, brilliant colors, exotic sounds and characters at once familiar...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Final four scored; Bill Engvall exits

    So much more sparkle! “Dancing With the Stars” is turning it up to 11 -- Week 11, that is. The first night of Season 17's two-part finale extravaganza saw the final four perform three dances: A judges’ choice, a samba relay danced to a...
  • R.J. Smith on the godfather of soul, James Brown [video]

    R.J. Smith on the godfather of soul, James Brown [video]
    "The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer. Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
  • Big Boi thrives on collaboration

    Big Boi thrives on collaboration
    Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Stayin' Alive III'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Stayin' Alive III'
    The Downtowners, a senior-citizen choral ensemble from Orlando Lutheran Towers, return to Fringe with "Stayin' Alive III," featuring classic-hit songs to modern tunes. The production opens with their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" called...