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Friday, April 18, 2008

OTIS REDDING'S FAMILY COMING TO STAX MUSEUM FOR PUBLIC EVENTS!


Left to right: Otis Redding III, Demetria Redding, Zelma Redding, Karla Redding-Andrews, & Dexter Redding.


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, including Ben Cauley, the only Bar-Kay band member on board the plane to survive the tragic crash on December 10, 1967 near Madison, Wisconsin, which took the life of Redding at the age of 26. This event will take place in the Stax Museum's intimate Studio A. The discussion will not only focus on Otis Redding the phenomenal entertainer, but also Otis Redding the loving father and husband.


"Conversations With the Reddings" will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. $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.

For more information, please call 901-946-2535 or visit www.staxmuseum.com.

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DMFDP said...

Thanks so much for telling me about this event! I live in Seattle, so I won't be able to make it - but man, $5 bucks for all this greatness?! I wish I could be there and am extremely sad I can't. I love Otis Redding and this sounds incredible! I never knew about the Stax Museum either, so now I'm gonna link up to you! Thanks friend!

Anonymous said...

as much as i love otis, sadly, i like in UK so cant make the event,
i will log onto the stax site, and have a good look around,
meantime,
im after a recording from Dexter of God Bless,
you know where i can get it??

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