Natchez casting call set for James Brown movie

NATCHEZ, Mississippi — Actors and musicians looking to land a part in the upcoming James Brown movie to be filmed in Natchez will have their chance this weekend.

The Natchez Democrat reports Universal Pictures is scheduled to have a casting call for “Get On Up” Saturday at the Natchez City Auditorium.

The film will tell the story of the Godfather of Soul’s life from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century… […]


Documentary captures history of 100 Men Hall

The rich history of the 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis is being immortalized in a documentary entitled “Call Before Demo: Resurrecting a Legendary Blues Hall.”

The 100 Men Hall gave black entertainers a place to perform during the days of segregation.

Many of the artists who performed there went on to become world famous musicians. […]


Items from Charley Pride’s life set for museum

Growing up the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi, Charley Pride developed a love of country music that propelled him into a legendary career as one of its biggest stars.

Now, items donated by Pride from throughout his life will become part of the Smithsonian’s upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open in 2015. […]