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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Stax Museum: Big Show Alert!!!!

Just got this great notice about the Reddings. They are putting on a show in Memphis at the Stax Museum. Here is the press release.


STAX MUSEUM & STAX MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENT:

"A WEEKEND WITH THE REDDINGS!"

On Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2008 the Soulsville Foundation will once again make history when Otis Redding's family will be our special guests and events participants on two very exciting evenings. The family includes Otis Redding's widow, Mrs. Zelma Redding, along with his three children, Otis III and Dexter Redding and Karla Redding-Andrews.

All will be special guests on Saturday, May 17th at the Stax Music Academy SNAP! After School Spring Concert at the University of Memphis' Michael D. Rose Theater. Otis III and Dexter will perform with the students. All ensembles will be featured during the concert - Stax Music Academy Rhythm Section, StreetCorner Harmonies, Premier Percussionists, and the Soulsville Swing Band, as well as The Soulsville Charter School's Soulsville Symphony Orchestra. Also starring as a speical guest is the academy's Artist in Residence, internationally acclaimed saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

The concert is at 7 p.m. and admission is just $5!

On Sunday, May 18th, the entire Redding family will be our guests for our "Conversations With The Reddings" panel discussion/Q&A, along with others who knew Otis Redding well. This event will take place in the Stax Museum's intimate Studio A.

"Conversations With the Reddings" will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. Admission is $10 general admission and free to Stax Museum members.

This will be Zelma Redding's and Karla Redding-Andrews' first visit to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

THE STAX MUSEUM'S SPECIAL EXHIBIT IN STUDIO A, "OTIS REDDING: FROM MACON TO MEMPHIS - AN EXHIBIT FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ZELMA REDDING," HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 31ST.

Tim Sampson

Director of Communications

Stax Music Academy

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

The Soulsville Charter School

926 E. McLemore Avenue

Memphis, TN 38106

901-261-6324

www.staxmuseum.com

www.staxmusicacademy.org

www.thesoulsvillecharterschool.org

www.soulsvillefoundation.org

Please note new email address: tim.sampson@soulsvillefoundation.org

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