An Evening with Mary Wilson
Mar 9 , 2018 Show: 5:30PM
Join us for a special evening of conversation and performance with Mary Wilson as we pay tribute to our latest exhibit, Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes, opening in March. The program will be moderated by songwriter and producer Tena Clark.
The evening will include cocktails and dinner before the program. Schedule as follows:
5:30 p.m. – Cocktails
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 p.m. – An Evening with Mary Wilson in the Sanders Soundstage
Tickets go on sale to the public on February 13, 2018.
Singer, best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, wife, mother, and grandmother, the legendary Mary Wilson was a founding member of the Original Supremes, one of the most successful, influential, and popular girl groups of all time. She is a native of Greenville, Miss.
A founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Supremes, Mary Wilson co-founded what became one of the most successful American singing groups of the '60s with original members Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, originally calling themselves the Primettes. Beginning in 1964, the group recorded 12 No. 1 hits for Motown Records. In 1965, at the height of the British Invasion, the group set a record for the most consecutive No. 1 hits by an American group when "Come See About Me," "Back in My Arms Again," "Baby Love," "Stop! In The Name Of Love" and "Where Did Our Love Go?" topped the Billboard singles chart. The latter two earned induction into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. In March 2015 Billboard named the Supremes the Top Girl Group of All Time.
Tena Clark is a music industry veteran turned entrepreneur, and is the founder, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of DMI Music & Media, a premier global music and entertainment agency. She is a pioneer in music marketing and her work spans film, television, stage and records. She has written and produced songs for iconic artists including: Mary Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle among others. Clark also wrote and produced “Way Up There,” which was commissioned by NASA as their theme song. She was commissioned to create “I Believed,” a commemorative song to honor former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. The song was performed for an audience that included First Lady Michelle Obama among other eminent guests at the International Women of Courage Awards. She also wrote “Break the Chain” for One Billion Rising campaign launched in 2012. Clark has received the “Entrepreneurial Champion Award” from the Committee of 200, and also received the “Mosaic Award,” from the Diversity Women’s National Conference in Washington D.C. She was an honoree for the 2016 POW! Atlanta Awards and a recipient of the 2016 Legendary Awards: Trailblazer.
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