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DJ Soul Call Paul will spin the beats at the Black Cat's tribute concert to the Godfather of Soul.
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DJ Soul Call Paul will spin the beats at the Black Cat's tribute concert to the Godfather of Soul.

Dec. 25: 4th Annual James Brown Death-Mas Holiday Bash

Merry Christmas from us here at Art Beat!

Today marks the sixth anniversary of James Brown's passing, but his music and legend live on. You can celebrate the life and legacy of the Godfather of Soul at the Black Cat, which is hosting its 4th Annual James Brown Death-Mas Holiday Bash tonight at 9 p.m. So get on up, and dance!

Dec. 25: Django Unchained

Django Unchained opens today in local theaters, including, but not limited to, West End Cinema and AMC Loews Georgetown. Directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave who links up with a German bounty hunter to track down the bloodthirsty Brittle brothers, and with any luck find his long-lost wife, played by Kerry Washington. This Golden Globe-nominated picture features performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Christoph Waltz.

Music: "Joggin' Along" by James Brown

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