James Brown

World-renowned music star James Brown (May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006) called the Augusta-area home his entire life. Born in Augusta and maintaining a home in Beech Island, South Carolina until his death on Christmas Day in 2006, Brown maintained a business presence in Augusta while managing a steady international touring schedule.

Read more »

All articles about James Brown

'Get On Up' tickets on sale today

The star and director of the James Brown movie bio will walk the red carpet at its Augusta premiere, according to the Godfather of Soul's daughter, and a limited number of tickets for the event go ...
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

James Brown movie showing early in Augusta

The James Brown movie bio Get On Up will be shown at Augusta's Regal Cinemas on July 24, eight days before it opens in theaters nationwide.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, June 27, 2014

New 'Get On Up' trailer online

An extended trailer has been posted online for the James Brown bio movie "Get On Up," being released Aug. 1.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

James Brown trustee told give up mansion

A former trustee of James Brown's estate was ordered to give a multi-million dollar mansion in Honduras and his share of a music company to the late musician's troubled trust fund.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, May 19, 2014

Pop Rocks: James Brown biopic, though incomplete, will draw crowd

James Brown has me feeling conflicted. While I have already lent my Facebook support to the grassroots effort to bring the premier of Get On Up, the biopic based on the Godfather's life, to ...
By Steven Uhles | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Guest Column: Include Augusta in James Brown movie premiere

For all that James Brown gave to Augusta, he would have wanted the CSRA heavily involved.
By Corey Washington | Sunday, March 23, 2014

Augustan 'feels good' as extra

Recently, Augusta resident Diana Renee Williams spent a week working as an extra on the set of Universal Pictures' 'Get On Up.' 
By Diana Renee Williams | Saturday, March 22, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: James Brown movie shaping up to be interesting tale

Guess how much money Augusta lost because of the James Brown movie bio Get On Up being filmed in Jackson, Miss., rather than Brown's real life hometown of Augusta?
By Don Rhodes | Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: Williams to play new songs; Brown movie gets a title

Popular country balladeer Don Williams will return to Augusta next week to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Imperial Theatre.
By Don Rhodes | Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Toy Giveaway brings smiles to children

Christmas got a little brighter for more than 500 children Thursday after getting toys at the 24th annual James Brown Toy Giveaway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

James Brown turkey tradition continues

Monday marked the annual James Brown Turkey Giveaway, a tradition that Brown started to assist local families before Thanksgiving.
By Doug Stutsman | Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Actor to play James Brown

NEW YORK - After bringing Jackie Robinson to the big screen, Chadwick Boseman is going to try another icon: James Brown.
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013

Ramblin' Rhodes: Georgia, and James Brown, is on his mind every day

Georgia tourism agencies, area businesses, hotels and others will be offering free food and souvenirs and information for Georgia On My Mind day on July 12.
By Don Rhodes | Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Rehearing sought on Brown estate settlement

Citing a danger to the credibility of the office, the South Carolina Attorney General has asked the S.C. Supreme Court to take another look at the settlement of James Brown's estate.
By Sarita Chourey | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CNBC program examines cape

Treasure Detectives on March 26 will look at a cape claimed to be owned by James Brown, was partially filmed in Augusta.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

'Bring Back the Funk' pays tribute to Brown

Earl Swindell had a lot of history to pull from when he recorded his tribute to the Godfather of Soul. Earl Swindell's first meeting with James Brown was backstage at the famed Apollo Theater in 1972.
By Steven Uhles | Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

S.C. attorney general sued in James Brown case

COLUMBIA - A freelance journalist from Newberry has sued South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, saying he has intentionally withheld public records she requested in the fight over ...
By Jeffrey Collins | Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

James Brown family distributes toys

The annual James Brown Toy Giveaway distributed presents to 800 children Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Toy giveaway registration ends Saturday

The final opportunity to register for the annual James Brown Toy Giveaway is Saturday.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

James Brown giveaway continues

More than 400 turkeys were distributed by family members of the late James Brown and volunteers on Monday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Top headlines

23 charged in drug probes

Twenty-three people have been charged in drug investigations involving a Harrisburg heroin operation and a south Richmond County methamphetamine operation.
Loading...