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DETROIT (AP) — A group of Motown and soul greats is convening to talk and play as part of a benefit for Detroit Public Schools’ music programs.

Panelists scheduled to attend Thursday’s Soul Summit include Abdul “Duke” Fakir of the Four Tops, Reginald Torian Sr. of The Impressions, and singer, songwriter and drummer Melvin Davis. Rounding out the group are singers Spyder Turner and Pat Lewis.

The event is hosted by Drew Schultz, a drummer and songwriter who has worked with the panelists as part of his “Back to Class” series. That also benefits the district’s music programs.

The panel discussion and performance will be at The Detroit Institute of Music Education and admission is a $10 suggested donation.