Yesterday, I had the great opportunity of meeting the Godfather of Soul's daughter, Deanna Brown. Meeting Ms. Deanna and hearing her speak about her father's legacy and his music was a very rewarding experience, and many of my fellow classmates enjoyed it as well. Her dedication to the preservation of her father's legacy and her dedication to charity is very admirable, and she is a great model for any aspiring musician...even the average person. We definitely enjoyed having her and we look forward to future opportunities with her!
Fashion Inspires! Interview with Adrian Alicea
Nai Williams, Naja Payne-Smith (background) Alana Morrison and Kei Jones (Getty Images)
The James Brown Family Performing Art Center’s Fashion Inspires! team with Designer Adrian Alicea to offer new models an opportunity to walk in the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week showcasing his Spring Summer Collection. We got a chance to catch up with Adrian Alicea after the fashion show. Interview courtesy of Nisey Allen, Program Director WKBY in VA.
Pictured left to right: Deborah Grear-Brown, Adrian Alicea, Dr. Yamma Brown and Monica Senior (Suitebook Magazine)
NA: When did this passion for fashion start?
AA: Watching my mom. It came from her. My mom and dad had a total of 10 kids—me being number 9.
She would sew skirts for my sisters by hand. I must have gotten it from her because I did not go to school for fashion.
NA: Where does your inspiration come from?
AA: I love outdoors—nature—I am inspired by all that I see.
NA: Where do your designs come from—your shows are not the norm, they are more theatrical?
AA: I dream or think them up. I’ve walked in many shows as a model and have traveled around the world. I can always draw from places, people and things that I have encountered.
Be A Part Of Musical History With The James Brown Family Children Foundation
Auditions To Join The James Brown Academy Of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P) Held At Augusta Museum Of History
Augusta, GA (August 12, 2014) – The James Brown Family Children Foundation announced today 2014 auditions for the JB Academy of Musik Pupils (J.A.M.P) will be held on Saturday, August 23rd at the Augusta Museum of History from 10 am – 1 pm. All students in grades K-12 are invited to attend. Performers of all levels are encouraged to audition, however, to be in the Jamp Masters performance group—an advanced level within the J.A.M.P program—the student must have at least one year experience with their instrument. Each student must prepare to perform two songs. Vocalists must be able to demonstrate their experience with an instrument. A drum kit and a keyboard will be provided, but all instruments are welcome.
James Brown Family Children Foundation, The City Of Augusta, Augusta Museum Of History And Universal Pictures To Host Augusta Film Premiere And Official After Party For The James Brown Biopic "Get On Up"
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Inside the James Brown Estate
News 12 Special Assignment: Inside the James Brown Estate
News 12 at 6 o'clock / Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Christmas Day marks six years since James Brown died. And ever since, his estate has been tied up in the court system. His will challenged, trustees removed, some of his prize possessions sold at auction. Read Article From News 12
The Legendary Godfather of Soul Lives on Through the James Brown Family Foundation and JAMP
Every once in a while in our lives we have encounters with people who are truly inspirational, who capture our hearts and our minds and are unforgettable. Mr James Brown Jr. was one of those people. He touched my life from a very early age, as a young African girl growing up in Zimbabwe. Read Article From Huffington Post
Jamp in Chicago
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JAMP MASTERS to perform at upcoming show in collaboration with Prince, NPG and Rebuild the Dream
The JAMP MASTERS WILL PERFORM in the “Rebuild the Dream Village: Celebrating Community, Creativity and Collaboration” on-site at theUNITED CENTER on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 5 pm – 8 pm. The Village is a collaboration between Rebuild the Dream and Prince at the upcoming “WELCOME 2 CHICAGO” concert series in Chicago.
This truly unique collaboration, sponsored in partnership with REBUILD THE DREAM along with PRINCE and the NPG offer music students a chance to shine “unlike any other” performance. The Rebuild the Dream Village will offer concert-goers an opportunity to share and join together in building vibrant and sustainable communities. Artists, innovators and community leaders will showcase solutions, art installations, actions and information on how to improve the economy and the planet. The JAMP MASTERS will be a featured performer in the Village and will be lifted up as an example of how youth – through art and music -- can lead the way in creating a more inclusive, safe and sustainable community.
Cool School: James Brown Academy
James Brown Academy give back to the community whenever they can. This past winter, the academy collected toys for needy children during the holiday season.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly shares well wishes!
I am so very proud of my BFF Deanna Brown -Thomas (Daughter of The Late "God-Father of Soul", James Brown) who was recently named by the Augusta Chronicle Newspaper (Augusta, Georgia) as one of the individuals Augusta should watch in the next decade.
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