James Brown 'Returns' To Howard Theatre

4/23/2012, 3:40 p.m.

The lives of music legends James Brown and Dick Clark will be celebrated on film Sunday, April 29 at the D.C.'s historic Howard Theatre.

The award winning film that details the life story of the "Godfather of Soul" will be told by one of his closest friends, the late great Dick Clark. Clark, recently died, hosted "American Bandstand," on which Brown appeared several times prior to the long-running teen-oriented TV show's demise in the early 1970s.

The hour long film, titled "James Brown: The Man, The Music, & The Message" features many musical icons like Michael Jackson, Little Richard and Aretha Franklin as well as video highlights of major concerts and performances.

Attendees will also hear and dance to the music of the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business" with live performances from James Brown's drummer, Mousey Thompson and his all- star band, "The James Brown Experience".

During the film, the audiehce will also reflect upon memories of Clark, who like Brown, had more than 50 years of historic achievements in the entertainment industry.

According to the show's eecutive poducer Thomas Hart Jr., "James Brown and Dick Clark will be there in spirit to celebrate the reopening of the Howard Theatre."

Doors open at the Howard Theatre at 6 p.m. and showtime gets underway at 8 p.m. For additional information, contact OTP at onpotomac@aol.com or 202.898.0899. For tickets contact the Howard Theatre Box Office at www.thehowardtheatre.com or 202.803.2899.