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3 hrs ago | Detroit News

Drummer Gene Dunlap is serious about setting the 'groove'

Growing up in Detroit, Dunlap says he was a major James Brown fan, with mad love for the drummers in the godfather of soul's band.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Marcus Miller, George Duke, Earl Klugh

7 hrs ago | Worksop Guardian

Notts: Win tickets to the Magic of Motown

Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown is coming to Nottingham's Theatre Royal with its all-new Reach Out 2014 Tour this autumn.


Related Topix: Motown

11 hrs ago | JamBase

Exclusive | Nth Power Perform Catfish Live At AURA Studios

This weekend one of our favorite up-and-coming acts, The Nth Power , returns to the Northeast for performances at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA on Friday, Manifestivus in Cabot, VT on Saturday.


Related Topix: Northampton, MA, The Four Tops

13 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Scaggs brings old hits, new favorites toa

Scaggs brings old hits, new favorites to Binghamton U. Boz Scaggs will perform Tuesday at Binghamton University's Anderson Center for the Performing Arts.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Boz Scaggs, Binghamton, NY, Entertainment

17 hrs ago | Post and Courier

John Hiatt and Robert Cray: Two soulful songsmiths share the bill at Performing Arts Center

Armed with a gritty sense of humor, a raspy singing voice, a raw-but-poetic lyrical style and a rock-solid band, veteran songwriter John Hiatt stands out as one of the more entertaining and poignant balladeers and storytellers of the contemporary Americana/roots music field.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, John Hiatt, Blues, Robert Cray, North Charleston, SC, Otis Redding

19 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

Exclusive: Aretha Franklin on her new body, new music

Evrod Cassimy sits down with the Queen of Soul in an exclusive backstage interview to talk about she's staying healthy and her new album of "classics."


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment

20 hrs ago | Detroit News

Alvin brothers mesmerize at Ferndale's Magic Bag

In the world of live performance, rife with electronic puffery and worse - boredom - every so often we get a peek into the way music was once performed, a window into something deeper than a four-minute song.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown

22 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Upcoming movies: 'Boyhood,' 'Get on Up,' 'Magic in the Moonlight'

"Get on Up": Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in a film biography of the famous soul star.


Related Topix: 42, Chadwick Boseman, Black Entertainment, James Brown, The Expendables

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Group of motorcyclists remember friend who died in fatal accident



Related Topix: The Emotions

The Washington Post

Party Diary: James Brown biopic premiere at the Newseum

On Tuesday night at the Newseum a packed theater learned that James Brown, the "godfather of soul" who famously crooned, "Stay on the scene, get on up, like a sex machine," was, in fact, pretty conservative.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Theater, Arts, Washington, DC, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, The Help, Entertainment


Gwyneth Paltrow appears in a scene from the movie "Shakespeare in Love."

When Tom Stoppard created a play a few years ago out of his Academy Award-winning script for "Shakespeare in Love," the best picture Oscar winner from 1998, he quickly realized that doing the adaptation was a mistake.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, Theater, Arts, Viola, DE

Ticket information released for Aretha Franklin's Aug. 16 show in Muskegon

Ticket information has been released for Aretha Franklin's much-discussed show at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon on Aug. 16. Tickets prices for the performance, one of Franklin's 12 stops on her United States tour, range from $40 to $90 and are now available at


Related Topix: Muskegon, MI, Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Entertainment

The Stranger

Rest in Power, Bobby Womack: The Heavy Life of the Bravest Man in the Universe

The Poet, the Preacher, the Bravest Man in the Universe - Bobby Womack was an elemental wizard of soul.


Related Topix: Bobby Womack

Eric Roberson releases new album 'The Box' on August 12th

Grammy Award Nominee, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Eric Roberson , continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio.


Related Topix: Eric Roberson, Rahway, NJ, Howard University

Bellingham Herald

Natchez mayor pushes for film commission

The movie premiered in New York City Monday and will premiere locally Saturday evening, with a nationwide launch Aug. 1. The majority of the film, which focuses on the life of the Godfather of Soul from the time he was 5 until he was 60, was filmed in the Natchez area.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown

KNEK-FM Lafayette

James Brown Takes the Stage Again at the Apollo with "Get On Up" Premiere

Monday night, James Brown 's music lit up the famed Apollo Theater once again, with the star-studded premiere of the biopic Get On Up: The James Brown Story in New York.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Theater, Arts, The Help, 42, Chadwick Boseman

The Star

Brown born in Barnwell County, kept mansion in Aiken County

Also known as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown was an iconic singer, songwriter and dancer who found his calling in funk and R&B music.


Related Topix: Aiken County, SC, Barnwell County, SC, Black Entertainment, James Brown, Beech Island, SC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why at The Korova on Wednesday

Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why began their six week headlining tour last month and are playing more than 30 shows across the United States.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, James Brown, Asbury Park, NJ

SummerStage on Staten Island: Felix Hernandez, Lisette Melendez, Boogaloo Assassins, Joe Bataan to headline free concerts

Every year, City Parks' SummerStage series presents an eclectic mix of fine musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world in free all-ages performances in green spaces throughout the five boroughs.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Latin, Joe Bataan, 9, Motown, Salsa, George Lamond, Manhattan, NY, Music, Entertainment

Biz Markie, Kool Moe Dee and Rob Base Join Wingate Park Concert Series

Every week from now through the middle of August, the neighborhood is invited to Wingate Park for the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series .


Related Topix: Martin Luther King, Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Hip-Hop, Stephanie Mills, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Gyptian, New York