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'Get on Up' and James Brown's Harlem legacy

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"Get on Up" is in theaters now. The film chronicles the career of James Brown, who had a special connection to Harlem and New York.

Billy Mitchell is the in-house historian at the historic Apollo Theater. He says the Apollo was a second home to Brown, as it was here where he became an international superstar who appealed to all.

But Brown's NYC legacy stretches even further. As New York is just beginning its annual Harlem Week celebration, many don't know that Brown was one of its co-founders.

No one can dispute Brown's cultural impact.

Mike Hodge went to see the film Friday. He says it reminded all over why he loved the hardest working man in show business.

So the early buzz from those who've seen the film say it pays respect to Brown's legacy as well as pay respect to his connections to New York.

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