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Stax Music Academy to celebrate 50th anniversary of 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour with tour of France, Ireland, and England in July 2017!

In 1967, Stax Records sent its top artists on a first-ever tour of Europe, now known as the legendary 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour. Now, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that milestone event that catapulted Stax into the international limelight, the Stax Music Academy (SMA) has been invited to follow in their footsteps with its […]
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Editorial: Stax students spice up ‘Freedom Sounds’ celebration

From The Commercial Appeal Tuesday, September 27, 2016 A dozen young Memphians over the weekend added a special Memphis flavor to a momentous event. The students from the Stax Music Academy performed as part of the weekend-long “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration” on the National Mall, the grand-opening festival for the Smithsonian’s new Museum of […]
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USA TODAY: Stax Music Academy wows crowd at Smithsonian Event

Students from the Stax Music Academy just performed for three days in September at “FREEDOM SOUNDS: A Community Celebration, the grand opening festival for the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The performances included a show on the Freedom Sounds main stage on Friday, September 23, and on […]
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