MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In an unparalleled celebration of Stax Records' 50th anniversary, the heart and soul of the legendary label's line-up will reunite onstage for "50 Years of Stax: A Concert To Benefit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music." The event will be held Friday, June 22 at Memphis' historic Orpheum Theater at the foot of Beale Street.

Just confirmed as hosts of the show are Chuck D (Public Enemy) and Randy Jackson (renowned producer, songwriter and co-host of "American Idol").

Artist confirmations include Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs (featuring Steve Cropper & Duck Dunn), Mavis Staples, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, the Soul Children, the Reddings (honoring the legacy of their father Otis Redding) plus the following artists signed to the reactivated Stax label: Angie Stone, N'dambi, Soulive and Lalah Hathaway. The evening will also feature many late-breaking surprise appearances.

Chuck D said: "The logo of Stax says it all. That finger snap graphic brings a funky sound effect by just looking at it. With it comes a catalog of soul heroes and heroines whose heart, souls, and passions still echo across this planet today."

Tickets for the "50 Years of Stax" show are on sale now, and may be purchased at Ticketmaster (

[Published on: 6/12/07]

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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Tue 6/12/2007 09:31AM
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woow. I grew up in memphis, I may have to go back for this one. STAX was the hip then and its HIP now. woow.

Daddyphatsacks Tue 6/12/2007 11:56AM
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How many Orpheum Theaters are there? LA, Flagstaff, ????
D's the man.

roberto767 Tue 6/12/2007 12:48PM
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chuck muthafuckin' D

cody_420 Tue 6/12/2007 03:13PM
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There is also Orpheum Theaters in Boston & Minneapolis.
Isaac Hayes & Booker T & the MG's...Hosted by Chuck D.
Bring the Noise!

ChrisChuck1 Tue 6/12/2007 05:07PM
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don't forget the Orpheum in NAW-LINS

willm1 Wed 6/13/2007 02:09PM
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hell yes for memphis and stax

Emo Thu 6/14/2007 07:52AM
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the Orpheum is clear channel, just as with the House of Blues and the Filmore they are all over the country. There is probably on comming to a city near you soon.