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Arts & Life

The Amazing Mr. 'Please, Please, Please' Himself: James Brown

With a new biopic in theaters this weekend, Ozy.com's Eugene S. Robinson revisits one of the greatest routines of the "Godfather of Soul."

Bonafied Funk The Brand New Heavies & Main Source

Dollar Tree recently announced it will buy Family Dollar Stores for about $8.5 billion in cash and stock. Discount stores have been doing well in the recession. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Growth Hits Headlines, But Not Wallets

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The Amazing Mr. 'Please, Please, Please' Himself: James Brown

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Please, Please, Please james brown & the famous flames
I Feel You Us3 & Oveous Maximus

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Coaching The Big Leagues: Natalie Nakase Makes NBA History

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Humble Me Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens
Who's Gonna Save My Soul Gnarls Barkley

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