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POINTS OF VIEW: Mary Wilson and Leah Branstetter on Maxine Powell, Motown, and Leo’s Casino
September 13, 2018
7:00 pm
8:30 pm

“I teach class, and class can turn the heads of kings and queens,” often said Maxine Powell, Motown’s longtime director of artistic development, etiquette master, and source of inspiration for Martine Syms’ installation, An Evening with Queen White (2017). What was Powell’s role in shaping the identity of Motown’s greatest stars like the Supremes? Mary Wilson of the Supremes discusses her experience with Powell in this special conversation with Leah Branstetter, Education Programs Manager at the rock and Roll & Hall of Fame. Wilson and Branstetter also will reflect on Motown’s influence in shaping Cleveland’s and Clevelanders’ identities in the 1960s and 70s.
MOCA in partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
$15 at the door