James Brown

Champ Walker wants Augusta to “Feel Good” again

Champ Walker wants Augusta to “Feel Good” again

No one can be surprised that ever since the James Brown movie “Get On Up” opened nationwide a few weeks ago, some long-time supporters and followers of the Godfather of Soul have been desperately trying to grab a piece of the pie. It’s only natural that Augusta wants to promote, and even profit, from the […]

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

People say there are six major elements needed to transform a play into great theatre: a good plot, strong characters, a constant theme, vivid language, rhythm and spectacle. This past week, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was Shakespeare. The curtain lifts on Act I and the play opens with a scene just one day before the […]

“Get On Up” Premiere Got Politically Messy

“Get On Up” Premiere Got Politically Messy

When Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams asked this week for a report on the city’s sponsorship relating to Augusta’s premiere of the James Brown movie, “Get On Up,” many people thought he was just filled with sour grapes. After all, it was the Garden City’s chance to shine at the sold-out, red-carpet event that included director […]