Funk Festival at Brown's Island 

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When it comes to funk, it's all about the groove, that place feeding a song's bass-line riff, staccato scratching guitars and vamping horns. Ushered in by James Brown's downbeat arrangements and strengthened by the weight of artists such as Sly and the Family Stone and George Clinton, the genre defined the African-American identity of the late '60s and early '70s. Celebrating the centennial of the NAACP, Brown's Island hosts a special Funk Festival on Sunday, May 24, 6-11 p.m., featuring old school jams courtesy of Confunkshun, Michael Cooper, E.U., Plunky and Oneness, and Big G. Offering a “funky good time for $9.99” (or $25 for VIP passes). 355-3586. — Mike Hilleary


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