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   Rhodes' Memphis Center Presents "Respect Yourself: A Celebration of Stax Records"

   Date : Thursday, 6 March 2014       From : 6:00pm   To : 8:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : McCallum Ballroom/ Crain Reception Hall

   Event Description :

As part of our "Memphis Centered" series, Rhodes College hopes that you’ll join us in a celebration of the music and magic of Stax Records. In the 1960s and 1970s, Stax and its musicians turned the whole world on to “the Memphis sound,” and its impact continues today. Free and open to the public (no reservations required), the event begins at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.

This event offers an unparalleled opportunity to honor the label and its legacies. It will be hosted by Robert Gordon, acclaimed author and filmmaker whose recent book Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion has earned national acclaim.

Joining Gordon for this conversation are four legendary members of Stax's musical family: Bettye Crutcher, songwriter, producer and recording artist; Willie Hall, drummer and producer; Don Nix, guitarist, producer and recording artist; and Marvell Thomas, keyboardist and producer.

Featuring discussion and informal performances, "Respect Yourself: A Celebration of Stax Records" will be a thought-provoking and soul-shaking trip through the past, present and future of a true Memphis treasure.

A book and CD signing will follow the event. For more information, contact Charles Hughes at or 901-843-3411 with any questions. This event is sponsored by the Memphis Center and the Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College.

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