Hazelle Goodman
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Hazelle Goodman
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Actress and comedienne Hazelle Goodman will be one of the co-hosts for Brooklyn based Afro-Caribbean dance company, Something Positive's gala benefit party, "Cocktails & Conversations," to be held at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, at 6pm.

Goodman's theater credits include The Vagina Monologues, Cymbeline, Bintou and Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell. She is perhaps best known for her solo show Hazelle, which became an HBO special, and her work in the Woody Allen film, Deconstructing Harry.

Joining Goodman as co-hosts are The Mighty Sparrow, Faye Alibocus, and Aubrey Lynch II. The evening will also feature a reading and book signing of The Dance Claimed Me - A Biography of Pearl Primus by Peggy and Murray Schwartz. Entertainment will be provided by recording artist, Kevon Carter, along with music mixed by DJ Keith.

Following the benefit party will be a performance by Something Positive, at 8pm, entitled Ancestral Chant, which celebrates the lives and artistic legacies of three iconic stalwarts of African American and Caribbean Culture: Rapso music pioneer, dancer and founder of Something Positive, Cheryl Byron; The Grandmother of African American dance Pearl Primus, and Jazz legend Nina Simone.

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