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Stax Museum Events Feature Kirk Whalum and Otis Redding's Family

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STAX MUSEUM & STAX MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENT: “A WEEKEND WITH THE REDDINGS!"

Stax Music Academy Concert Features Kirk Whalum

On Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2008 the Soulsville Foundation will once again make history when Otis Redding's family and Kirk Whalum will be our special guests. The Redding 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.

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