La Maison d’Art Gallery (259 W 132 st.) present the gallery talk for Motown to Def Jam: Respect Yourself, focusing on art inspired by the Chess and Stax catalogs from Chuck Berry to the Staple Singers. Join us for an evening of stimulating art, conversation with expert panelists, networking and more.
Panelists: Jamar Chess, grandson of Leonard Chess (co-founder of Chess Records) and co-founder of the Sunflower Entertainment Group a specialty music publishing house and co-founder of Revolution Songs, a synch driven music licensing company
Dr. Syleecia Thompson, co-star of TV One’s “R&B Divas,” founder of DYG Management Group, LLC, college professor, author, daughter of legendary soul singer Syl Johnson and older sister of Grammy-nominated R&B singer Syleena Johnson
Chris Mooney, Senior Director Artist Promotions and Strategic Partnerships at TuneCore
Joseph Cavalieri, Chomponutt Mayta, Aanisah Hinds, Brian Kirhagis, Harry Spitz, Matthew Namie, Adam Lowenbein, Jeffrey Allen Price, Jonathan Hull,Musa Hixson, Fernando Carpaneda, Brian Einersen, Nzuji De Magalhaes