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Augusta Mini Theatre celebrates legacies of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Brown



As a young man, Tyrone Butler, founder and artistic director of Augusta Mini Theatre, didn’t merely admire the Godfather of Soul.

“I loved his music,” he said. “It was all about his beat, his funk; and I just loved it. It was like I wanted to be the second coming of James Brown.”

In 2008, But...

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  1. “The Man, the Message, the Music” was an Augusta G.A. experience! I attended this rainy afternoon to enjoy the performance by students, alumni and faculty of the Augusta Mini Theatre and because I love James Brown. Tyrone Butler’s artistic expression of James Brown’s legacy, contributions, music and showmanship was grand. There were dance moves, soundtracks, and original outfits from the Famous Flames worn by 2 of the cast members! After the play there was a bonus of an early tv recording showing exactly why he was known as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.
    James Brown, still ambassador to the world for Augusta, G.A..

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