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Stax to the Max Music and Arts Festival

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photo by SCIMemphis, Flickr

Held once a year at the Stax Museum parking lot, Stax to the Max is a day-long music and arts celebration showcasing big-name artists as well promising young talent from the Stax Music Academy. This year’s line-up includes Sam Moore, William Bell, Toni Green, and The Bo-Keys with John Németh and Percy Wiggins.

Stax Museum of American Soul
926 E. McLemore Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106 Phone: (901) 942-7685
http://www.staxmuseum.com/events/calendar/view/stax-to-the-max-2014

As a preview, Toni Green and the Stax Music Academy Band perform the rousing song “Soulsville” on local channel WREG-TV.
http://wreg.com/2014/04/23/stax-to-the-max-3/

logo_staxmax12_categoryThis free event feels like a neighborhood block party but organizers have a larger goal to make Soulsville, USA a music district with the Stax Museum as its heart.

Arts Memphis
http://www.artsmemphis.org/discover-the-arts-april-25-april-28/

Memphis Music Magnet
http://www.memphismusicmagnet.org/

 

National Civil Rights Museum Re-Opens

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 photo by Gov. Bill Haslam, Flickr

Just as the Lorraine Motel was reborn in 1991 as a shrine to hope, it rises once again. The National Civil Rights Museum closed its doors for over a year to undergo a $28-million makeover. It re-opened April 4th with 52,000 square feet of new exhibit space. Memphis soul singer Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) wrote a new song to commemorate the event.

The world-class museum now has a greater emphasis on the struggles and sacrifices of ordinary people. Key exhibits like the sanitation workers strike feature interactive displays that put you into moments from history.


photo by Adam Jones, Ph.D., Wikimedia Commons

The National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Phone: (901) 521-9699
www.civilrightsmuseum.org/

Memphis TV news stations covered the Breaking the Chains re-opening ceremony and got reaction from people from all walks of life.

WPTY – ABC
http://www.localmemphis.com/story/d/story/breaking-the-chains-at-the-national-civil-rights-m/12208/oPdYXZw6T0Cm0y-WvjqhKQ

WREG – CBS
http://wreg.com/2014/04/05/renovated-national-civil-rights-museum-now-open/

WMC – NBC
http://www.wmctv.com/story/25172606/national-civil-rights-museum-reopens-doors?autostart=true

WHBQ – Fox
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/video?clipId=10019910&autostart=true#axzz2yQuuqbv6


photo by Adam Jones, Ph.D., Wikimedia Commons