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TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS "Hypnotic Eye" (Reprise, 3 stars)

Tom Petty's 13th album with his perennially underrated backup band is being hyped as a jolt of energy in comparison with "Mojo," the 63-year-old straw-haired rocker's bluesy, often ...

Getting it together for James Brown biopic

LOS ANGELES -- Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia.

In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the ...

'Get on Up' revives the funk, and James Brown

"Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy.

Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his ...