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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Flynn Robinson, Steve Forrest, Mack Emerman

    Flynn Robinson Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
  • 10 things you might not know about sweat

    10 things you might not know about sweat
    It's finally been warm around here. So let's soak up these facts about sweat: 1 Human sweat is odorless. The eccrine and apocrine glands' emissions do, however, provide the perfect home for bacteria to grow and thrive — and that's where the...
  • Music venues to attract travelers who march to their own beat

     Music venues to attract travelers who march to their own beat
    There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
  • 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....