James Brown

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Fiveyears and a pop culture epoch before Woodstock, The T.A.M.I. Show was anextravaganza of rock and soul performers—without the mud, bad acid and inflatedexpectations of a new world dawning. The T.A.M.I. Show was staged as .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Live at Boston Garden, April 5, 1968 (Extended Edition) is the record of James Brown’s concert the night after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. He had a message for his audience: “Go to school and get yourselves together.” Read more

Home Movies

James Brown may have been the godfather of soul music, but he also sired flesh-and-blood children. His youngest daughter, Yamma Brown, recalls sweetness and sadness in her dishy account of an imperious talent whose uncontrollable rage inclu... Read more


In order to retain its PG-13 rating, this biopic omits and/or glosses over parts of singer James Brown’s history. Starring Chadwick Boseman as Brown, the film documents the singer’s impoverished childhood and subsequent rise to fame. Along ... Read more

Film Clips

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Sharon Jones shouldn’t be here tonight. She should’ve been resting in some comfortable bed instead of blowing through this soulful rendition of “This Land Is Your Land” for her encore. Thurs,Concert Reviews Read more

Concert Reviews

Sigmund Snopek III is keeping good company these days. The veteran Milwaukee recording artist is included with Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Sun Ra and James Brown in a fascinating examination of late 20th-century music,... Read more


This biography is called The One, but the title does not refer to its subject, James Brown. Instead, “the one” is a reference to the way Brown orchestrated his music with an unyielding emphasis on the first beat of every... Read more


Charles Bradley realized what he wanted to do with his life at an early age, an epiphany reached at just 14 years old and sparked by an encounter with the one and only Godfather of Soul. “My sister, she's the one that said, 'You've go Read more

Music Feature

You can always TiVo the giant ball and watch it drop later. As always, Milwaukee offers plenty of reasons to leave the couch on New Year’s Eve, with an assortment of concerts, dance parties and destinations for every demographic and budget.... Read more

Happening Now

A few years later, the Rolling Stones would be called the world‚s greatest rock’n’roll band. But on the day in 1964 when a concert movie called The T.A.M.I. Show was shot, the Stones were upstaged by the act that preceded them. James Brown’s ferv.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

The Milwaukee Art Museum tapped its own collection for its latest exhibition, “Catesby, Audubon, and the Discovery of a New World,” culling 60 rare prints from naturalists like John James Audubo,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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