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EXHIBIT: MOTOWN BLACK & WHITE

MOTOWN BLACK & WHITE From the personal collection of former Motown PR Director Al Abrams August 19 – November 8, 2016 For decades now, music writers, historians, and others have debated the differences and similarities of America’s two most important soul music labels, Stax Records and Motown Records. On August 19, 2016, the Stax Museum […]

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EXHIBIT: MOTOWN BLACK & WHITE

MOTOWN BLACK & WHITE From the personal collection of former Motown PR Director Al Abrams August 19 – November 8, 2016 For decades now, music writers, historians, and others have debated the differences and similarities of America’s two most important soul music labels, Stax Records and Motown Records. On August 19, 2016, the Stax Museum […]

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Soulsville Charter School graduate returns as teacher

SIMPLY THE BEST From mentee to mentor, former Soulsville Charter School student Jameel Best comes home to be a teacher It’s late July and relatively quiet on the Soulsville campus except for the music playing from the speakers in the parking lot and the busloads of visitors unloading in front of the Stax Museum. The […]

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JUST AROUND MIDNIGHT: ROCK AND ROLL AND THE RACIAL IMAGINATION

Book signing and converstaion with author Jack Hamilton, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Media Studies, University of Virginia By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood […]

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MOTOWN FILM SERIES

In conjunction with our new exhibit, MOTOWN BLACK & WHITE, please join the Stax Museum and Indie Memphis as we celebrate the music, movies, and legacy of Detroit’s Motown Records. Open to the public – pay what you can upon entrance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Showtime at 7 pm. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. […]

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