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WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...

Amerigo Gazaway: For Love of Hip Hop

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Music has a funny way of imprinting a time period in the listener's head. And maybe that's why we like it. As a work of both art and performance, listening to music becomes more than a passive experience.

How I Met James Brown

Leon Friedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Leon Friedman

A new movie focuses on Mr. Brown's rise to the top of the music mountain. It does not focus on Mr. Brown's legal problems, of which there were many. I was one of Mr. Brown's lawyers for the last sixteen years of his life, and I handled some of those problems. How I became his lawyer is a story in itself.

Brennan Williams

'42' Star Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

Filling the shoes of "The Godfather Of Soul" James Brown for a feature-length film is not an easy task, according to actor Chadwick Boseman. This summ...

Get Me: Guitarist Joe Beck Leaves a Shining Legacy

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

If Joe Beck somehow had the desire, the dream to leave one last recorded legacy of what this music really meant to him, then surely the brilliantly recorded Get Me is a wonderfully realized dream.

11 Songs You Won't Believe Are Samples Of James Brown's Music

Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s innovative style, stage presence, and artistry have penetrated through pop culture and influenced legions of fans through the years. ...

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

Live Cover Of James Brown Filmed In One Take Is Seriously Smooth

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment

The last time we checked in on music duo Pomplamoose, comprised of Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, they blew us away with a unique mashup that brought tog...

Man Who Killed Women He Met On Escort Site A 'Coward,' Judge Says

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 04.15.2014 | Crime

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site opted to stay in jail when a Detroit-are...

Billy Valentine's Brit Eyed Soul

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Brit Eyed Soul, Billy Valentine's forthcoming album of songs by British rockers inspired by the American soul music of the '50s and '60s, hearkens bac...

Woody Allen and the Art of the Impossible

David Toussaint | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
David Toussaint

There are three things I've been reminded of since the reignited Woody Allen controversy started swirling around the blogosphere like one of those biz...

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

David Lohr

Help Find James Brown, Jophrey Cord And Other Missing People

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.27.2013 | Crime

More than 600,000 men, women and children are reported missing in the United States each year. Please take a few moments to read about this week's ...

LISTEN: 21 Christmas Songs To Compliment Your Holiday Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Nothing gets us more in the holiday mood than our favorite yuletide tunes. From timeless classics such as Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas ...

The Funk Embassy: What Would James Brown Think?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

At best, one would expect to get a brand new bag out of The Funk Embassy. But instead, a fusion of Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, R&B, a bit of hip hop, and a bit of rap is what one gets.

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

City Councilman Exposed Penis To Man's Wife, Said Something Ridiculous: Police

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

A Spirit Lake, Idaho councilman has been accused of exposing his penis to a woman after physically fighting with her husband. James "Jimmy" Brown J...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Univ...

The Melodies Linger On (Part I)

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Jan Swafford's slate.com essay "The Most Beautiful Melody in the World" inspired me to ask my most popular-music-obsessed friends to name their favori...

From Summer Horns to Napa Jazz: Conversations with Dave Koz and Brian Culbertson, Plus Toby Lightman's "Better" Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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First Lady Gets Down To James Brown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama busted a move with some school kids during a stop at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Obama danced ...

Best Remix of 2013: Game of Thrones Theme song vs. James Brown's 'A Man's World'

Stephen Estes | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Stephen Estes

It will end up being a woman who saves the world from destruction in Game of Thrones. And if I were a betting man, I'd say that it will be a woman, or women, who too will save our world from destruction.

The Godfather Of Soul Returns To The Apollo

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

This fall James Brown will make his return to the world famous Apollo Theater stage as part of the forthcoming production in honor of the Godfather of...

Court Nixes James Brown's Estate Settlement

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a settlement divvying up the multimillion-dollar estate of James Brown, say...

WATCH: James Brown And Tupac For 'Django Unchained'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment

On the eve of the Academy Awards, a new video has been released for "Django Unchained" -- take a look above. The video shows footage from Quentin Tara...