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Stax Music Academy Launches #MusicMustContinue Fundraiser to Pay Student Tuition Amid COVID-19 Hardships

Music and Community have always been sources of hope and inspiration during trying times. Our youth need that now more than ever.  Today, the Stax Music Academy is launching a campaign to ensure they have it by raising $50,000 to pay the tuition for its students and families who continue to experience negative financial hardships […]
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Elvis Costello and SoundwavesArt Foundation launch fundraiser for Stax Music Academy

GRAMMY©-winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello has teamed up with Soundwaves Art Foundation to “Pump It Up” for the nonprofit Stax Music Academy, located at the original site of Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, adjacent to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Soundwave’s Tim Wakefield has created an original […]
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Stax Music Academy celebrates Juneteenth with plans for a “Songwriting Showdown” to allow Memphis-area teens a chance to add their voices to movement for racial equality

From the haunting 1939 Billie Holiday classic “Strange Fruit” protesting the lynching of blacks in America, to protest songs of the 1960s like the Staple Singers’ “When Will We Be Paid,” to releases in the wake of recent killings of African-Americans including H.E.R.’s “I Can’t Breathe” and Trey Songz’s “2020 Riots: How Many Times,” music […]
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Stax Music Academy in concert with Trombone Shorty Foundation at Crosstown Arts March 21 POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Out of concern regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus and concerns about health safety for its students, families, Trombone Shorty Foundation Academy students and concertgoers the Stax Music Academy had decided to postpone its upcoming exchange with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, including the planned March 21, 2020 Memphis vs New Orleans concert at Crosstown Theater. The Stax […]
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