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A Special Concersation and Masterclass Event with Maxine Powell, Motown's First Lady of Artist Development

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MAXINE POWELL: A SPECIAL CONVERSATION WITH MOTOWN'S FIRST LADY OF ARTIST DEVELOPMENT and a RARE MASTERCLASS EVENT

In the 1960s, Detroit image builder and personal motivator Maxine Powell co-founded Motown's artist development unit, the first such department at any record label. It was her responsibility to 'school' artists like Diana Ross, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Temptations on how to effectively present themselves to the public. No record label has ever surpassed Motown's brilliance in the artist development arena Ms. Powell helped set a standard for artist training that is still unparalleled in the music business.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 at 7 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
MAXINE POWELL: IN CONVERSATION w/ MICHAEL DINWIDDIE
Maxine Powell talks to Gallatin School Professor and biographer Michael Dinwiddie in a rare Conversation and Q&A. Followed by a post-discussion
reception.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 at 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
MAXINE POWELL: SCREENING AND ARTIST DEVELOPMENT MASTERCLASS
After a special screening of a documentary film, Maxine Powell demonstrates her unique artist training techniques by working with a selected group of NYU student performers. Open to the public. Come see Ms. Powell at work!

WHERE: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place

This event is part of Motown U, an eclectic Fall conversation series curated by Jason King, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the legendary record label.