Celebrities and dignitaries from across the world have paused in remembrance of once-in-a-lifetime actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman passed away at the relatively young age of 43 after a four-year bout with colon cancer. That means he was diagnosed with the devastating disease while he played in one of the greatest box office attractions in the […]
Though you may not know it, actor Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, Get On Up ) is an accomplished singer-songwriter in his own right. A native of Kentucky, Robinson began pursuing a music career while still in high school as a member of a group he describes as a “Diet Jodeci.” Later, while attending the University of Georgia, another group he was a part […]
Last week, Emmy-nominated actor (HBO’s “True Blood”) and Chicago area native Nelsan Ellis came home to celebrate being on the cover of Ebony magazine with a swanky private event at Sawtooth Restaurant and Lounge in the West Loop neighborhood. Ellis, who also stars as Bobby Byrd in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, participated in an informative […]
James Brown is an icon of 20th century American music; a uniquely singular hitmaker and showstopping performer whose body of work provided the template for soul and funk and set the stage for hip-hop’s emergence. But the man beyond the performer was, like so many gifted artists, a tortured and conflicted soul. And that soul […]
The story of soul legend James Brown is being brought to the big screen in vivid detail and impassioned storytelling via the new movie Get On Up. The Godfather of Soul is one of American music’s most revered and influential icons, but beyond his musical legacy; this film tells the story of a conflicted-but-driven man […]
Aykroyd co-stars in the upcoming James Brown biopic “Get On Up” and the famed SNL alum and Hollywood star shared his enthusiasm for the project and revealed that, in playing Brown’s longtime manager and friend Ben Bart, Aykroyd developed a strong bond with the film’s star, Chadwick Boseman.
In the upcoming James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” actress/singer Jill Scott gives a memorable performance as Brown’s voluptuous second wife, Deidre “Deedee” Jenkins. In playing Jenkins, Scott taps into both a tortured vulnerability and a smoldering sex appeal
“True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis revealed that he will always have a part of LaFayette with him, and explained his process as an actor
Mick Jagger was a producer for the highly-anticipated James Brown biopic Get On Up and the legendary frontman for the Rolling Stones has a long history and affection for the Godfather of Soul. Jagger spoke about how he came to be involved with the film and why he wanted to tell the story of the icon.