Originally created 11/29/03

Brown fete overdue



"This should have happened 20 years ago."

- Beech Island resident Audrey Rhodes, whose family joined hundreds of enthusiastic James Brown fans to honor the Godfather of Soul in his hometown at the Augusta Common recently. Also known as "the hardest working man in show business," Brown will receive the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement award Dec. 7 in Washington for the global impact his music has had on popular culture.