In this March 22, 2013 photo, vocal coach Justin Merrick talks to students at Stax Music Academy in Memphis, Tenn. The Stax Music Academy is an after-school program where teenagers from

 

              In this March 22, 2013 photo, vocal coach Justin Merrick talks to students at Stax Music Academy in Memphis, Tenn. The Stax Music Academy is an after-school program where teenagers from
In this March 22, 2013 photo, vocal coach Justin Merrick talks to students at Stax Music Academy in Memphis, Tenn. The Stax Music Academy is an after-school program where teenagers from some of Memphis’ poorest neighborhoods learn how to dance, sing and play instruments. The academy’s students play annual shows in Memphis and have toured to Washington, Italy and Australia, helping spread the soulful “Memphis Sound.” (AP Photos/Adrian Sainz)