James Brown impersonator might be the ticket for the arena

Monday, March 16, 2009 5:38 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 9:10 PM
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Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority member Johnny Hensley expounded on his plan for a James Brown impersonator competition this afternoon, saying he’d like to see it held Feb. 3-5, 2011, and titled “3TG: Tribute to the Godfather.”

Mr. Hensley called a meeting of the Marketing, Entertainment and Public Relations committee, which he chairs, but no one showed up but him. So he shared his ideas with authority Chairman Richard Isdell and Kayla Ott, marketing director for civic center complex management company Global Spectrum.

Mr. Hensley said he envisions finalists performing in the James Brown Arena with Mr. Brown’s backup band, The Soul Generals, and his former emcee, Danny Ray.

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My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/16/09 - 05:13 pm
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just what we need, a bunch of

just what we need, a bunch of JB impersonators rolling into town running from police, beating up women, and doing drugs.

Jim-bob
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Jim-bob 03/16/09 - 05:38 pm
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Stage it at the Aiken jail.

Stage it at the Aiken jail. They can use Mr. Browns' old cell.

constituent
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constituent 03/16/09 - 05:59 pm
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What about impersonate Elvis

What about impersonate Elvis too, I heard he fake his death.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/16/09 - 06:25 pm
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Hey, at least Johnny Hensley

Hey, at least Johnny Hensley is trying! You gotta give him that much! Besides, he's a realtor and right now, he's got a lot of time on his hands. Might as well be putting that time to some good use.

Jorja-Lina
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Jorja-Lina 03/16/09 - 07:31 pm
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Why have impersonators for

Why have impersonators for only one entertainer?

joeuser
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joeuser 03/16/09 - 10:32 pm
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Why not get a group or people

Why not get a group or people to impersonate the Coliseum Authority? You could sell tickets and bill it as a comedy. It would probably be a huge sellout.

HillGuy
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HillGuy 03/17/09 - 01:06 am
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Why not have "The Ghost

Why not have "The Ghost Hunters" come to Augusta and resurrect the spirit of James Brown.. it could be a television event.

MandJ
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MandJ 03/17/09 - 03:40 am
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Why not bring in REAL

Why not bring in REAL entertainers instead of someone that's just attempting to cash in on JB's efforts.

karmakills123
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karmakills123 03/17/09 - 03:41 am
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LOL.......all of this is

LOL.......all of this is funny stufff..thanks for the laugh you guys!!!

MJ
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MJ 03/17/09 - 03:53 am
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Maybe he could take the show

Maybe he could take the show on the road with a full-on police chase.

1941
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1941 03/17/09 - 06:35 am
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How many of the above , have

How many of the above , have bridges, streets , highways,etc. named after them all over the world?? Player haters!!! Until you make a name for yourself , like Mr Brown did , then just shut up.!!

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