Sale of online tickets to "School Pride" premiere to end at 5 p.m. today

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Detroit Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley and Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb will host a special advance screening of an episode of the new NBC reality show “School Pride” that features Communications and Media Arts High School (CMA).

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 3 in the Ford Theatre at Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden. Proceeds will benefit CMA and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

The screening will be the public’s first chance to see the completed episode, which is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available online until 5 p.m. today at Tickets will continue to be available at Communication and Media Arts High School, 14471 Mansfield, and at the door.

More than 200 CMA students, including Kavon Lewis and Torrie Livingston, who are the stars of the episode, will attend the screening.

CMA received a top-to-bottom makeover August 1-7 as part of “School Pride,” from executive producers Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Denise Cramsey (“Extreme Makeover Home Edition”). The work was carried out by more than 1,700 volunteers from around Metro Detroit.

Admission will be $10 for general admission and $50 for a special VIP reception that will begin at 6:30 p.m. DPS students will be admitted at no charge.

General admission tickets will include free popcorn courtesy of Good People Popcorn, a family-owned gourmet popcorn purveyor based in Detroit, and free beverages courtesy of Faygo. VIP tickets will include a taste of Metro Detroit cuisine, featuring Culinary Associates, Touch of Class Catering, Edibles Rex, Forte Belanger, Uptown BBQ and De’Angelo Soul Food. Good People Popcorn also has a surprise in store for VIPs.

The event is also co-sponsored by Lyndsey’s Linens and Mays Printing.

For more information on the DPS Foundation, visit To learn more about the event, visit

About the DPS Foundation
The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting Detroit students. Their mission is to raise, manage and steward funds and other resources to support value-added programs and activities for the benefit of the Detroit Public Schools and its students.

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