DETROIT (WWJ) – “The Whole World is a Stage … the Art of Performance ” will be the theme of this year’s annual Bal Africain Friends of African and African American Art.

Actor Danny Glover will be the honored guest at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ 48th annual celebration which marks the celebration of FAAAA’s 50th anniversary year.

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Glover’s career as an actor and director has spaned four decades, and has touched generations of film, theater and television audiences with his award winning performances.

He is also known for his humanitarian contributions as a philanthropist and political activist.

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Proceeds benefit the DIA and tickets may still be available online at

The DIA, one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century.

From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum, to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals, the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

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