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Soul Music Museum Opens in Memphis

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Soul Music Museum Opens in Memphis

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Soul Music Museum Opens in Memphis

Soul Music Museum Opens in Memphis

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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music opens Friday in Memphis, Tenn., honoring the recording studio that once churned out hundreds of R&B and pop hits. The Stax studio — built in a movie theater that once stood on the same site as the new museum — drew music talent from all over the South, including Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes. Stax became known for the trademark rich, gritty soul that defined its sound. NPR's Kathleen Schalch reports.