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Stars 'Get On Up' in Augusta

Three nights after James Brown’s biopic Get On Up premiered at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, the bright-lights and red carpet shifted from New York to Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Police prepared for anything at movie premiere

The Sheriff's Office's newly formed Dignitary Protection Team of about 17 people already has looked at every imaginable possibility to ensure that the premiere and afterparty goes smoothly, Maj. ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brian Grazer made James Brown film possible

The real hero behind the reality of a feature film finally getting made about James Brown is producer Brian Grazer.
By Don Rhodes | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Actor is excited to return to Augusta for 'Get On Up'

Keith Robinson's role as Baroy "Baby Roy" Scott of James Brown's first band, The Famous Flames, is taking him full circle, back home to Augusta for the July 24 screening of the new Brown biopic, ...
By Jeremy Craig | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

People who knew Brown have stories, theories

The Godfather of Soul has no shortage of storytellers. And every story has different versions, depending on who tells the tale.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, July 21, 2014

Sharon Jones lays claim to Brown's performing legacy

There is no large touring band with backup vocalists and a horn and rhythm section that comes as close to James Brown and his Soul Generals as Sharon Jones and band, The Dap Kings.
By Don Rhodes | Monday, July 21, 2014

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

COLUMBIA - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.
By Jeffrey Collins | Sunday, July 20, 2014

Turn to these books to learn more about James Brown

Many words have been written about James Brown, including some by the Godfather of Soul himself. Here are a few picks by Don Rhodes, music columnist for The Augusta Chronicle.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pop Rocks: Brown's legacy is one this community can be proud of

In a week, Hollywood will come to Augusta with at least some of its trappings. There will be actors and directors, a red carpet and a see-it-first screening.
By Steven Uhles | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ramblin' Rhodes: James Brown memorabilia is right here in Augusta

The James Brown exhibit at the Augusta Museum of History is without a doubt the most popular offering the museum has had in its 77 years of existence.
By Don Rhodes | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

'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
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