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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Colleen Hallberg
NEW YORK _ When David Hallberg was 9, he brought his brand new tap shoes to show-and-tell at school. The other boys all brought their hockey sticks. It can be lonely being a boy who loves dance, especially in the American heartland.
"He had a little Sony radio with him, and he'd go tapping down the street," she says.
"His older brother would be renting `The Transformers,' and David would be asking for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers," says Colleen Hallberg. "We didn't know where that came from. Not from us."