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Corinne Ramey

Last chance! Buy tickets today to celebrate Obama’s favorite show with DMI!

Want to find out why Barack Obama's favorite television show is The Wire? Come to DMI's Annual Benefit tomorrow, where we will be presenting our annual Drum Major for Justice Award to David Simon, the producer and creator of HBO's The Wire, "for deftly exploring the realities of America's neglected cities." Purchase your tickets today!

The fact that The Wire is Obama's favorite show isn't enough?  Here are the top ten reasons to attend the DMI Annual Benefit:

1. You'll get a chance to see The Wire characters Detective Sydnor (Corey Parker Robinson) and Sergeant Carver (Seth Gilliam) out of uniform. 

2. The food will be delicious.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres include baby lamb chops, porcini in phyllo, and crab croquettes.

3. Meet our two other recipients of the Drum Major for Justice Award -- founder Steve Phillips and New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

4. You can bring a little bit of DMI home with you -- party favors include DMI tote bags filled with goodies like mugs from The Wire and delicious Dutch Moon Cookies made by a company that exhibits the power of restorative justice by recruiting their workers from programs that help recently-paroled individuals find work after prison.

5. Are you an activist, student, or blogger?  If so, we have specially discounted tickets available just for you.

6. Want to experience city life from a musical perspective?  One of our amazing auction items - check out the rest on eBay - is two VIP tickets to the musical In The Heights, which was just nominated for 13 Tony Awards.

7. Byron Brown, the mayor of Buffalo, will be presenting the Drum Major for Justice award to David Simon.  Mayor Brown has some interesting urban policy ideas of his own -- check out his interview on MayorTV.

8. You can have one of Cipriani's specialty Bellinis or a Shirley Temple!

9. Mayor Sheila Dixon of Baltimore -- who we interviewed here on MayorTV -- watches the show and says she was "really excited" about the final season.  Hear what David Simon has to say and you'll find out why.

10. Your attendance at the benefit helps to support all the wonderful work that DMI does -- like MayorTV,, DMI Scholars, and our Marketplace of Ideas events -- throughout the coming year!

Click here to purchase your ticket to the 2008 Drum Major for Justice Awards!

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Posted at 5:51 PM, May 19, 2008 in Drum Major Institute
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