Elvis: from Memphis to Manhattan

I went to the opening reception for the Elvis: Memphis to Manhattan exhibit at Stax Museum. Stax was the birthplace of Soul. Everyone recorded here: Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, and yes even Elvis Presley.

Stax Museum

Stax Records

Stax

Elvis: from Memphis to Manhattan is a photography exhibit from Elvis’ appearances on CBS in 1956, mainly the Ed Sullivan Show. Many never before seen gorgeous black and white photographs of Elvis at the beginning of his career. It was a great 2 room exhibit.

Elvis: from memphis to manhattanElvis in Stax

A cool moment for me was when I was admiring the Elvis photographs then heard Bono talking. He was on the video talking about Memphis and Stax and Sun Studio. Worlds colliding. Love it!

Bono talking in Elvis exhibit

You could tour Stax if you wanted as well as see the Elvis photographs. They also had a nice spread complete with sweet tea, sandwiches, veggies, salsa and chips, cole slaw and cheeses. I just drank the sweet tea. As I was leaving Stax the thunderstorm rolled in, and I got caught under an awning halfway to my car. It was a nice exhibit, but I expected more people to be there. Maybe I shoudn’t have gone exactly at 5pm 🙂

Please watch my video of me getting caught in the rain at Stax  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZNojjx4tjM

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (542 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

1 Comment on Elvis: from Memphis to Manhattan

  1. Marr Blankenship // July 16, 2010 at 6:54 pm // Reply

    Maybe you should have hung around a little longer at the reception to see WHO showed up! You KNOW musicians are all nocturnal people. Marcie and I are planning to visit while I’m there for Elvis Week.

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