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Stax Music Academy and Stax Museum featured in “Better Days” video with Justin Timberlake & Ant Clemons for Biden-Harris Inauguration prime time TV special

Memphis, TN – January 20, 2021 — Tonight, multi-platinum global superstar Justin Timberlake returned to his hometown of Memphis, TN, bringing along GRAMMY-nominated artist Ant Clemons for an inspiring and all-new rendition of their song “Better Days,” at the iconic Stax Museum of American Soul Music as part of the primetime broadcast special, “Celebrating America,” […]
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Black History Month 2021: A Virtual Celebration of Struggle, Collaboration, and Peace

Throughout American history, music has played a pivotal role in the fight for racial equality. From the message songs imprisoned Africans crafted as a way to communicate with each other during slavery, to impassioned protest songs during the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century, the soundtrack generated by Black singers, musicians, and writers has […]
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Concord, Soulsville Foundation, Stax Music Academy, and Stax Records hold Songwriting Workshop

NOVEMBER, 2020 –  Concord, in partnership with Stax Records, the Stax Music Academy (SMA) and the Soulsville Foundation recently held a six-week virtual event that paired high school students from the Academy with some of the top songwriting and publishing experts in the music business and a who’s who of renowned songwriters and producers. The […]
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Performances

Virtual Grand Finale via Levitt Shell Facebook Live September 4 at 7:30 pm

As a grand finale of our #MusicMustContinue campaign, Stax Music Academy has partnered with The Levitt Shell for a virtual broadcast of a renowned Stax Music Academy live show, previously filmed at the Levitt Shell in June 2018.  The Stax Music Academy live show is an annual event normally performed to one of the largest […]
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