James Brown exhibit at S.C. State

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Not intending to weigh on the performers legacy, but rather a showcase of his unusual collecting habits, "James Brown: Preserving the Legacy" is on display at S.C. State.

The State has a good overview of the exhibit and a photo gallery, an excerpt:

This exhibit does an impressive job of presenting what is left.

Good teeth and hair, to paraphrase Brown, were the secrets to a successful man, and Brown was rarely seen without his beauty-parlor perm blown out and combed.

Above a case that holds Brown’s blow dryer, toiletry bag, picks and combs, a video monitor shows him grooming in a mirror while talking about his life.

“I save all my stuff,” Brown says, sliding the comb through his hair, patting stray strands. “I’m going to make a James Brown museum.”

Go read all about it.

The free exhibit is on display on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, September 30 at the I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium.