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Remembering James: The Life and Music of James Brown
April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts- Jarson Kaplan Theater$32.75 – $52.75
Photo credit: cincinnatiarts.org
“Get Up Offa That Thang” and get tickets to the explosive Remembering James musical.
Remembering James: The Life and Music of James Brown tells the story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. From his early days first starting out and spanning nearly two decades of what would become a monumental career. Accompanied by an eight-piece band, this show brings passion and music alive. It also offers a message of hope to a grief-stricken nation looking for a moment of healing and celebration.
About Dedrick Weathersby
Dedrick Weathersby is a Longview Texas native and a 2017-18 Broadway World Awards Nominee for “Best Lead Actor in a Musical”. He also possesses the title of “Best Lead Actor in Play and Best Solo performance”. As a child, his dream was to become a professional actor/singer and impact the world and his community through his storytelling and music. In addition, as a professional stage actor, Dedrick was given continuous critiques of being the hardest working performer in each show. After Dedrick’s first round of Dreamgirls the Broadway musical, he began to embark on the history of James Joseph Brown Jr. He hired a vocal coach to assist with different vocal techniques. Next, he began writing the one-man show, which would later transition into a full 90-minute musical in 2017.
Also, after receiving the rights and license to James Brown’s catalog of songs, Dedrick began recording with Timeless Recording Studios in Cincinnati Ohio. The catalog was later titled the Remembering James album. Dedrick lives and rehearses with a certain phrase from the late Great James Brown “You can’t kill a man with SOUL”. Therefore, Dedrick guarantees to give 220% each time he touches the stage. No matter the size and just like James Brown, he expects nothing less from those around him.