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Free Admission for Active Duty Military Personnel & their Families May 21-September 5, 2022 through Blue Star Museums

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is happy to announce that we will offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer from Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022, through Labor Day, September 5, 2022. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star

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HBO to air documentary series on the history of Stax Records, “the audacious group of outsiders who dared to make their own music on their own terms”

HBO Documentary Films is currently in production on STAX, a multiple-part documentary series exploring the legendary Memphis-based record label, Stax Records, responsible for some of the greatest soul hits of the 1960s and 1970s. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jamila Wignot (“Ailey”), STAX is executive produced by Academy Award® winners Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (“OJ: Made In

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Stax Museum Named Finalist for 2022 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services: Nation’s Highest Honor Given to Museums  

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is among 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Services. Stax Museum of American Soul Music is the only institution in Tennessee to be selected as a finalist for this award. “Since 2003,

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Soulsville USA street to be renamed after Stax legend James Alexander, the only living member of Otis Redding’s backup band, the original Bar-Kays

Deep in the heart of the South Memphis neighborhood known as Soulsville USA sits a historic artery know as Stafford Avenue, located between College Street and Fountain Court just one block from the former home of Stax Records, where the Stax Museum of American Soul Music stands today. In a special ceremony on Sunday, April

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