The City of East Palo Alto presents: "Remembering James" - The Musical

  • Presented By: City of East Palo Alto
  • Dates: 8/23/2019, 8/24/2019, 8/25/2019
  • Location: Eastside College Preparatory School Theater
  • Address:
    1041 Myrtle Street
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Time: Time Varies by Day
  • Price: $23.50 – $27 per person

East Palo Alto's native Will Roc, telling the story of The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Spanning nearly two decades of his monumental career, you’ll see how a divided country, the growing Civil Rights movement and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shaped the artist’s work. An eight-piece band accompanies the show, bringing the passion of his music alive while offering a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration.

Some songs include: “Prisoner of Love,” “Please Please,” “Try Me,” “Caldonia,” “Outta Sight”, “I Got The Feeling,” “Papa Got a Brand New Bag,” “Cold Sweat,” “I Feel Good,” “This a Man’s World,” “Doin It To Death,” “Say It Loud I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

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Event Highlights:

"San Francisco promoter... [Brian] Martin praised Weathersby for 'nailing' all of Brown's dance moves and called the acting 'Oscar-worthy.' 'Dedrick is the real deal,' Martin said. 'If you're a James Brown fan, this show is phenomenal. It brought back so many great memories working with Mr. Brown and his band.'" - "Times-Herald"