I’ve wanted to see the James Brown movie come to life for years. As a Georgia girl, I admired James’s showmanship, style, and dance moves. I played a cast-the-movie game with my friend, Lisa Coffman, when we worked together. Finally, the Hollywood powers that be gave viewers an intimate, complex look at the Godfather of Soul. I sat transfixed in the theater with my son as actor Chadwick Boseman became James Brown. I mean disappeared into the role! As he unfolded the footsteps of Soul Br...


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