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Mitch Albom hosting star-studded event at Fox Theatre November 11

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Recently retired Tigers manager Jim Leyland will be honored on stage as a special guest of "Detroit Legacies In Black and White", hosted by International best-selling author Mitch Albom and civil rights icon Judge Damon J. Keith, at the Fox Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 11.

Leyland, who guided the Tigers to two World Series, will join in an on-stage conversation about his career, and be presented with a special video tribute highlighting his enormous success in baseball. Fans hoping to show their appreciation to Leyland will be welcomed at the event, which raises money for Detroit charities through SAY Detroit and The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

The event will celebrate how people of all backgrounds and races work together,, and will benefit the lives of Detroit's most needy. The current star-studded roster includes Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, comedian Tim Meadows ("Saturday Night Live") Motown legends The Four Tops, Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, Tigers great Willie Horton, R&B Recording Artist KEM, former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, and many others.

All those who attend will receive a signed commemorative copy of Albom's highly-anticipated novel, The First Phone Call From Heaven, which is set in Michigan and hits stores November 12. 

Tickets are on sale now and are $40 for general admission and $150 for inclusion in a VIP meet and greet reception prior to the event. Student Tickets are also available for $25, and can only be picked up at the box offices. Tickets may be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), and at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com.

Click the video player to see Mitch Albom's segment live in studio.

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