The Apollo Honors James Brown

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Earlier this week, we learned that James Brown [died at 73] on Christmas Day. Now, we’ve been informed that his body will be brought to rest on the stage of the legendary [Apollo Theater in Harlem](, where he first made his debut and the music world was forever changed. The public will be allowed to visit the Apollo and have one more look at the legend tomorrow, said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who was a close friend of Brown for decades. There will also be a private ceremony on Friday in Brown’s hometown, Augusta, Ga., and another public ceremony, officiated by Sharpton, on Saturday at the James Brown Arena there. Brown had been scheduled to perform on New Year’s Eve in Manhattan at B.B. King’s blues club. His replacement has not yet been announced but we wonder who will ever be able to fill the Godfather of Soul’s funky shoes.

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