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Ellen DeGeneres gives Stax Music Academy $250,000 and prizes for students on final night of NBC’s “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways”

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Stax Music Academy was featured on the final night of NBC’s three-night holiday special, “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways,” during which Ellen DeGeneres and a host of her celebrity friends surprised people with incredible unexpected gifts. Celebrities included Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, […]
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The Commercial Appeal: Stax Music Academy to appear on Ellen holiday TV special: 5 things to know

It’s been a big month for Stax Music Academy (SMA), as the organization announced plans to celebrate its 20th year in 2020. Meantime, SMA students are set to appear on an NBC-TV holiday special hosted by Ellen DeGeneres this Thursday, December 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. CST. Ahead of the television performance, here are five […]
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Stax Music Academy announces plans for 20th anniversary in 2020; Ellen DeGeneres “Greatest Night of Giveaways” holiday special appearance December 12, 2019

MEMPHIS, TN, DECEMBER 4, 2019 – The Stax Music Academy announced at a press conference today in Memphis that it will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020 with a months-long celebration of special events, expanded and new programming, new fundraising efforts, and other activities. All of this is to celebrate the academy being the only […]
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20th Anniversary Black History presentation, ‘Let’s Do It Again’

The Stax Music Academy’s special 20th Anniversary Black  History Month presentation, “Let’s Do It Again,” will have you dancing in your seats as we take a look at Stax classics that have been sampled or covered by contemporary artists. From Ariana Grande and John Legend, come along our soulful ride and see if you recognize […]
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Stax Music Academy 20th Anniversary in 2020 includes performances, workshops, music marathons, and more

With the Stax Music Academy gearing up for its 20th anniversary in 2020, the months-long celebration will include special performances, workshops, a global practice challenge, a live-streamed music marathon, special Summer Music Experience Grand Finale, alumni reunion/donor appreciation event, and much more. Here is the full list of events with more details to come. January […]
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