Soul greats Isaac Hayes, BOOKER T AND THE MGS, Wilson Pickett, SOLOMON
BURKE and Al Green will join rapper Chuck D to mark the opening of the STAX
MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL tonight (30APR03).
The performers will take to the stage at Memphis, Tennessee's ORPHEUM
THEATER for the soul extravaganza.
The new museum, which opens officially tomorrow on the site of the
legendary STAX RECORDS, will include more than 2,000 pieces of memorabilia
including a replica of the label's famed Studio A with instruments donated by
the MGs and a powder
blue Cadillac once owned by Hayes.
Most of Stax's 300 albums and 800 singles, by Otis Redding and others,
will be on display, as will video features with testimony by Bono, Aerosmith
Stax songwriter DAVID PORTER says, "The place almost brings me to tears.
It's full of so many wonderful memories - the outfits, the songs, the film,