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On day of appreciation, Stax students deliver!

  • Written by Deborah Powell Alexander

STAXCarolers-1-600Astounding harmony and sweet melodies of the Holiday season were delivered Wednesday by the Stax Music Academy's "Street Harmony Group" during their day of appreciation.

Directed by Justin Merrick, operations manager, vocal/choreography director, the group of talented student singers and musicians went caroling to their major business donors and supporters. They arrived downtown at the offices of The New Tri-State Defender about 10 a.m., and boy, did they put on a show.

STAXCarolers-2-600The carolers are among 93 students who are currently enrolled in the Stax Music Academy music program. Their efforts were multi-purposed. In addition to bringing holiday cheer, they were out to garner additional support for their Black History Month musical production entitled "The Sacred Side of Soulsville."

Mary Robinson, Snap! afterschool program coordinator and Merrick's administrative assistant, said they are excited about the upcoming production. Auditions are over now and have yielded an excellence group of talented youth for this amazing musical production, she said.

"The Sacred Side of Soulsville" will be performed on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

(For more information, contact Mary Robinson at 901-946-2535.)

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