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Stax Music Academy features soul for Black History month

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Stax Music Academy is celebrating Black History Month in a way only the "Blues City" can this year. 

This year's theme is "Memphis to Motown," and it's a look at two power houses in soul music.

"We're going to compare and contrast some of those sounds from Motown and Stax, but also talk about the differences," Stax Interim Artistic Director Adrianna Christmas said.

Not only will it be a live musical performance, it's a true-to-life learning experience for the audience and students who role play.

"They are learning about the mannerisms of some of the people that they are playing, why some of these artists decided to take the approach that they did to music, and even their choreography," Christmas said.

WMC Action News 5's morning team got into the performing mood in honor of Stax Music Academy's upcoming performance. Check out the video below:

The black history celebration will be held at Minglewood Hall in Midtown. 

"It's going to be the Jackson 5, Supremes, all of your favorites and with Stax songs from Otis Redding, Carla Thomas. You're going to definitely want to dance," Christmas said.

Sneak peek tickets for Wednesday, February 24th are $5.

A free student show is being offered Thursday morning on the 25th, reservations are required.

Tickets for the main show that evening are on sale for $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Click here to buy tickets.

All proceeds benefit the Stax Music Academy.

"Especially with Stax, I think that's important so that they can have some pride about where they come from and the fact that they are getting to live in this Stax legacy," Christmas said.

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