Sunday, July 21, 2002
More Music, More Community
Today's Memphis Commerical Appeal features this nicely done article by Pamela Perkins about the Stax Music Academy.
The academy is designed to combine state-of-the-art equipment with traditional music values, strict academic standards and character-building skills to revitalize the neighborhood through its youth.This is an ambitious non-governmental community-based attempt at community development by focusing on young people.
Though Parker doesn't doubt the academy will produce a celebrity, its focus is human development.If nothing else, click on the link to the article just to look at the gorgeous accompanying photos by Alan Spearman.
Addendum I: Soulsville, USA. Warning: Big ol' honkin' Flash intro.
Addendum II: Compare and contrast the Stax Music Academy with what's reported (by Tony Woodlief) here.