Party: James Brown Death-Mas 
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? It's not like ours was the calendar in use at the birth of common era, or that there is any scholarly evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was born in the dead of winter. There is quite a bit of scholarly evidence, however, that James Brown, godfather of soul, has an ironclad claim to Dec. 25: It is his death day. Brown was admitted to a hospital on Christmas Eve in 2006, and died the next day of complications from pneumonia. In honor of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Black Cat is throwing a James Brown Death-Mas Bash. DJ Soul Call Paul and the James Brown Revue promise to "RESURRECT the man and his music in a Christmas dance party for the ages." Dec. 25 at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. Phone: (202) 667-7960. Web: http://www.blackcatdc.com/

Party: James Brown Death-Mas Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? It's not like ours was the calendar in use at the birth of common era, or that there is any scholarly evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was born in the dead of winter. There is quite a bit of scholarly evidence, however, that James Brown, godfather of soul, has an ironclad claim to Dec. 25: It is his death day. Brown was admitted to a hospital on Christmas Eve in 2006, and died the next day of complications from pneumonia. In honor of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Black Cat is throwing a James Brown Death-Mas Bash. DJ Soul Call Paul and the James Brown Revue promise to "RESURRECT the man and his music in a Christmas dance party for the ages." Dec. 25 at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. Phone: (202) 667-7960. Web: http://www.blackcatdc.com/