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Danny Glover steals the show — for a cause

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Hollywood heavyweight and social activist Danny Glover starred in another role when he came to Boerum Hill on April 19 — host of a fundraiser at the Deity Lounge.

Glover shared the bill with recording artist and music producer David Rudder during an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Atlantic Avenue nightclub to raise money for Something Positive Dance Company.

The East Flatbush group was established by the late Cheryl Byron to promote the art and culture of the African Diaspora through poetry, storytelling, theater, music and dance.

Glover impressed the crowd.

“He’s really cool, no affect at all,” said Artistic Director Michael Manswell, adding, “He told me that he has a deep respect for us as artists.”

Other industry attendees included Schomberg Center Chief Howard Dodson; celebrity make-up artist Sam Fine; and Aubrey Lynch, an Alvin Ailey dancer and associate producer of Disney’s “The Lion King” on Broadway.

Normally, Rudder, one of the top Calypso singers of all time, doesn’t perform without his band, but he serenaded the crowd with an impromptu performance of Byron’s piece “Vision.”

The conversation portion of the evening was as heady as the cocktail part, said Manswell, adding that both Glover and Rudder stressed the need for entrepreneurs to be “true to themselves.”

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Joe from Windsor Terrace says:
Your glowing portrait of this guy is contemptable. Does anyone care that Danny Glover is a commie-loving (Hugo Chavez) anti-American nitwit?
April 26, 2010, 6:46 pm
bruce from midwood says:
AMEN Joe !!!!!!!! I have close friends with family in Venezuela and they are constantly speaking of the crimes this anti american moron Chavez commits against his own people.
April 26, 2010, 6:52 pm
Joe from Windsor Terrace says:
You can tell a lot about a country by it's heroes. The problem with this country is that America-hating celebrities are still idolized and promoted by the "hive" and never have to answer for the damage that they do or hate they spew against America. Witness: Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Danny Glover, etc. If they aren't Traitors by definition, then what are they?
April 27, 2010, 11:47 am

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