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Augustan feels good as extra in 'Get On Up'

...set for release Aug. 1, chronicles James Brown's rise from an impoverished childhood to one of the most influential musicians in history. I close my eyes and imagine I'm stepping back in time. The year is 1971, and I'm seated in The...
Many famous musicians once called Augusta home

...are a few of note.JAMES BROWN: Any discussion of Augusta music begins with the Godfather. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Brown is the architect of contemporary funk, soul and hip-hop. He was born near Augusta...
Influential musician measures his success in personal improvement

As a founding member of the influential, if rarely heard, British post-punk outfit Swell Maps and a solo artist destined to always have the term "cult following" attached to his name, Nikki Sudden approaches the idea of success abstractly.
Kennedy Center honors James Brown, other artists

...contributions they have made to the cultural life of our nation." -Brown, described by Johnson as "one of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years," is the legendary soul singer whose hits include "Please, Please, Please," "Papa's...
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Fans pay tribute to star from Waycross

...WAYCROSS, Ga. - A lot of people from Waycross, the late Gram Parsons' hometown, probably never heard of the influential musician. A pair of his admirers are holding their fifth annual tribute to the musician who restored country to rock when...