I recently groomed "Get On Up" director Tate Taylor during the DC segment of the film's promotional Press Tour. "Get On Up" is the highly anticipated feature film biography of James Brown, played by Chadwick Boseman. Grooming for Chadwick was done by the fabulous and talented Saisha Beecham.
Although he is not a DC native, Chadwick studied performing arts at Howard University and still has ties to the area. At the end of our two days together, the most exciting moment for me was going to the offices of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History (opening in 2016), where the museum staff brought out their collection of James Brown's personal artifacts for a private showing. I touched his shoes, and the old dance nerd in me felt just a wee bit more funky that day. "Get On Up" debuted in Movie theatres on August 1, 2014.
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