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Q&A: Get on Up star Chadwick Boseman and director Tate Taylor on James Brown

Before filming the new Godfather of Soul biopic, the director and star hit the road together

Last summer, before an inch of film was ever shot on the set in Mississippi, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in 42 met up with the director of The Help in Atlanta; they rented a car and road tripped it together to Augusta. Getting the most minute details of James Brown’s life right was a top priority for Get on Up director Tate Taylor and actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays The Godfather of Soul in the new biopic, which opens in theaters August 1. With the tsunami of lawsuits and arguments that swirled after the soul pioneer’s 2006 Christmas Day death in Atlanta, it probably didn’t hurt to have the support of the Brown estate either. Read more...

AJ Ghent Band introduces sacred steel guitar to the masses

As openers for Zac Brown Band, the group showed off the African American gospel style pioneered by Ghent's family

When the bearded white dude introduced himself, AJ Ghent was nonplussed. “I didn’t have a clue who Zac Brown was,” recalls Ghent, whose band was rolling into a midnight set when Grammy winner Brown entered the almost empty Dixie Tavern one evening last summer. Read more...

Caught Up: 40 years later, Millie Jackson recalls creating a classic

"The people in the projects understood me. I told you like it was."

The album cover consisted of a sticky spider web entangling two dazed women and their confused man. The salacious image told listeners everything they needed to know about Caught Up, R&B singer Millie Jackson’s epic 1974 “soul opera.” The only thing more shocking than dropping the needle on Side One to hear a collection of songs from the perspective of the "other woman": Flipping the 12-inch piece of vinyl to discover Side Two and songs from "the wife." Read more...

Will Jay Z and Beyonce cause worse gridlock than Snowpocalypse?

50,000 tickets have been sold for tonight’s Georgia Dome show.

Jay Z and Beyoncé's On the Run tour stops in Atlanta tonight. The power couple’s gig at the Dome is sold out, and officials are projecting hordes of fans to make their way Downtown, where folks are still a bit jittery what with this weekend's car show stampede. The already problematic traffic conditions at the Dome will be worse because of construction underway for the new Falcons stadium. Read more...

3 local albums you should listen to this summer

These Atlanta artists will complete your playlist

Pool music. Midnight music. Road trip music. Summer’s sultry activities need a soundtrack, and these Atlanta acts are ready for courting. Read more...