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Glover, Rudder et al. Set for 'Cocktails & Conversation' Benefit, 4/19

Glover, Rudder et al. Set for 'Cocktails & Conversation' Benefit, 4/19

Something Positive Dance Company has announced that its first benefit, Cocktails & Conversation, with internationally renowned actor and activist Danny Glover and legendary recording artist and music producer David Rudder, will take place on Monday, April 19th, 2010 at 7:00PM.

The benefit will raise money to help fund Something Positive and their goals of enriching the community through public performances and educational programs. The evening will include drinks, dancing, prizes, and a special performance by Something Positive, featuring music mixed by DAVI. 

The event will take place at Deity, located at 368 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt & Bond) in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. 

Founded by Cheryl Byron more than two decades ago, Something Positive has performed an original repertoire of material at venues including the African Burial Ground National Monument, American Museum of Natural History, Dwyer Cultural Center, Kumble Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Something Positive is one of the premiere performing arts companies in New York City, continually praised for "successfully combining art & culture with entertainment." The company has conducted theater, dance and music workshops for more than 250,000 youth over the last decade. For more information, visit Something Positive on Facebook or on MySpace.

Danny Glover is an actor, film director, and political activist. Glover is well known for his roles as Mr. Albert Johnson in The Color Purple, as Michael Harrigan in Predator 2, as Detective Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise and in many other movies, television shows, and theatrical performances. He appeared on Broadway in the original and revival productions of "Master Harold"...and the boys.

David Rudder is  one of the top calypsonians of his generation. In 1977 he joined Charlie's Roots, one of the top bands in Trinidad and Tobago. He spent many years as one of the vocalists with the band. In 1986 he burst into prominence with his album The Hammer which produced two big hits, The Hammer (a tribute to the late pannist Rudolph Charles) and Bahia Girl. This was followed in 1987 with Calypso Music, a brilliant encapsulation of the history of calypso. In 1988 Rudder released his best album to date, Haiti which included the title track, a tribute to the glory and suffering of Haiti, Engine Room, which captures the energy of the steelband, and Rally 'Round the West Indies which has become the anthem of West Indies cricket.

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