| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Fela Kuti’s life wasn’t boring. He created Afrobeat. He married 27 women at once and put a timetable on his door for when each spouse could enter his room. He was buried with a giant spliff in his hand. And that’s...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Premium cable network HBO said on Thursday it had acquired the rights to a Mick Jagger-produced documentary on soul singer James Brown and would air the film on Oct. 27.
"Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" features rare and...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
HBO has acquired the James Brown documentary "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" for the U.S. and Canada, with a premiere date set for Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.
The feature length documentary is directed by Oscar-winning helmer Alex Gibney and produced by...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:05 PM
James Brown was a unique talent: mercurial, scrappy, self-promoting.
"The hardest working man in show business" had a challenging Southern back story of abandonment and discrimination that cried out for a Hollywood treatment.
But "Get on Up," a movie...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help."
Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:06 PM
It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Barack Obama's White House. Every president needs a good "anger translator."
Fans of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" show know what I am...
| Aug 29, 2014
James Brown reveled in tall tales, even though his incredible life story never needed any embellishment. For those who don't already know about how he rose up from rural poverty to wild acclaim across the planet, the new film "Get On Up" highlights...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Through words and recollections, the spirit of James Brown was resurrected Monday evening as local fans came to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to learn more about a new biography penned by the famed singer's son.
Musician turned author Daryl Brown...
| Aug 8, 2014
James Brown's effect on popular music need only listen to Prince or Bruno Mars. Fifty years after Brown's early hits and eight years after his death, the nickname Godfather of Soul becomes more evident every year.
But Brown's son Daryl says his father...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers, including such...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
SINEAD O'CONNOR "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk 3 stars)
It has been a long time since Sinead O'Connor was both an essential artist and an expert provocateur. Her signature Prince cover, "Nothing Compares 2 U," came out in 1990, and two years...
| Aug 12, 2014
Founder of famed Paris ice cream shop
Raymond Berthillon, 90, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, died Saturday, the company announced on its website.
With lines of tourists down the street...