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THOMAS R MACHNITZKI

Stax Museum of American Soul Music celebrates Black History Month

It will offer a virtual tour and a concert

This February, from its location in Memphis, TN, Stax Museum of American Soul Music will offer virtual field trips and an online concert as a celebration of Black History month.

In its announcement, the museum said that the online tours will take viewers through the history of the Stax Records label, which produced classic music from Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, the Staples Singers, Booker T. and the MGs, and others.

A traditional museum tour will be combined with interviews and musical performances. These will begin on February 10, 2021.

Also, the Stax Music Academy plans an online concert and variety show on Feb. 17 featuring student musicians performing songs by Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, and others.

The show, entitled “R & R: Rhythm and Revolution: Expressions of Struggle, Collaboration, and Peace,” will be free of charge for students, schools, and youth organizations.

Registration for the tours and concert is available at the Stax Museum website.

As far as Stax Records themselves are concerned, one of their best and most prominent artists was late legend, Otis Redding.

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