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Stax Museum to offer free-admission Family Days on the second Saturday of each month beginning February 2022

In years prior to the COVID pandemic, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music hosted regular, very successful multi-generational programming in partnership with local musicians and arts organizations. The pandemic put further plans on hold, but beginning in February 2022 the Stax Museum is making a return to in-person, on-site events, including “Family Days” for

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Coming March 11 – September 4, 2022: LOVE IN THE CLUB: Photographs by Michael Abramson

Carefully coiffed cross dressers and bell bottomed dancers bumping the nights away in the smoky clubs of Chicago’s South Side in the mid 1970s. It was a far-out party scene that brimmed over with style and free expression to the sounds of blues, disco, funk, and soul. A photographer from New Jersey, Michael Abramson, became

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Carla Thomas Receives 2021 Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award

On the heels of Carla Thomas winning last month’s Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Inspiration Award, the iconic Stax artist has been named today as a recipient of the Tennessee Governor’s Arts Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. In a press release sent today by the Tennessee Arts Commission, Governor Bill Lee and First

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Stax Museum presents new exhibit “SOLID GOLD SOUL: The Best of the Rest from the Stax Museum” featuring never-before-shown artifacts from its vast archives

Since opening in May 2003, the Stax Museum’s permanent galleries have showcased approximately 3,000 fascinating and unique artifacts. However, the museum’s collections archives boast thousands more objects, including never-before-displayed stage costumes, recording equipment, musical instruments, photographs, documents, vinyl records, eight-track tapes, and other items of memorabilia. For “SOLID GOLD SOUL: The Best of the Rest from

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