May 3rd marks what would have been soul singer James Brown’s 83rd birthday. There’s a reason people referred to Brown as the “Godfather of Soul”; his voice was truly iconic. Through his sexy persona and sultry stage presence, James Brown was on a level all his own when it came to performing. Backed by the illustrious J.B.’s throughout most of his career, Brown excelled with hits like “Cold Sweat,” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, “I Got You (I Feel Good)” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”There’s no denying the raw talent and energy that Brown exuded with each performance. In that spirit, we wanted to share live footage of a great James Brown show from 1968. The show came just one day after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, and Brown’s performance was credited for helping to keep the peace in Boston. The live broadcast of this show literally helped put a stop to potential riots in the charged city. His music was just that powerful.Enjoy some glorious James Brown footage and help us wish the Godfather a happy 83rd!Setlist: James Brown at the Boston Garden, Boston, MA – 4/5/68“That’s Life”“Kansas CityMedley: “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”/”Lost Someone”/”Bewildered”“Get It Together”“There Was a Time”“I Got the Feelin’”“Try Me”Medley: “Cold Sweat”/”Ride the Pony”/”Cold Sweat”“I Got You (I Feel Good)”“Please, Please, Please”“I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
Ronald Tutor, whose name graces both the Ronald Tutor Campus Center and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Tutor Hall, shared his experience in a talk to USC students on Thursday night at the Campus Center.Homecoming · Ronald Tutor discusses how the business world is much more complex than it was when he graduated from USC. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAfter graduating from the USC Marshall School of Business in 1963, Ronald Tutor dedicated his entire career to the construction industry. He currently serves as president, CEO and chairman of Tutor-Saliba Corporation, and chairman and CEO of Tutor Perini Corporation.Organized by the Marshall Business Network, Tutor’s speech attracted many students who are trying to start their own business careers and others who recognized his name from USC buildings.“Since we have seen his name on campus every day, we are curious about who he really is,” said Alex Curiel, president of the Marshall Business Network.Tutor discussed his own path after graduation in an attempt to inspire students thinking about what to do after USC. Coming from a low-income family living in the San Fernando Valley, Tutor said he was fascinated with the football culture at USC and enjoyed every minute of college. Fraternity experiences also made him realize that to stand out from his peers, he needed to be competitive and self-disciplined.After working his way up the ladder in the construction industry for most of his life, Tutor came to some conclusions about how to make it in the profession.“Playing everybody straight is the direct course to get success,” Tutor said. “Integrity brings in trust, and trust directs you to bigger achievements.”Life, however, wasn’t always easy for Tutor. In 1972 he almost went bankrupt, but he filed a lawsuit and fought hard to eventually earn his fortune back.“When you have no choice, just do whatever you have to do,” Tutor said.Tutor said he learned a lot through trial and error and that making mistakes is part of life.“Just learn from them and guarantee you never make the same mistake twice,” he said.Tutor admitted the world has become much more complex now, but as long as students are smart, hardworking and ambitious, they will be successful.“His experience makes me feel more connected to him,” said Tyler Soosman, a junior majoring in business administration. “He’s like us, starting from an ordinary graduate and worked hard to achieve all these.”Tutor also used to be in the film industry but is “stepping out.” Earlier this year he sold his stake in Miramax. Tutor said focus is what makes him different and that focusing on the construction industry is what made him successful.Tutor has been a longtime benefactor of USC and said that the university also gave him invaluable memories and experience.“What I can do is to make it a better place,” he said of the university.Many students said they found Tutor’s speech to be a meaningful one.“His personality inspires us that everyone has the potential to be great by doing the right thing,” said Zach Miller, a sophomore majoring in accounting.