*Actor Antonio “Huggy Bear” Fargas has joined forces with husband and wife team Bill and Catherine Owens-Herrmann in their plight to combat childhood illiteracy around the world.

Fargas – best known for his roles on “Starsky and Hutch,” “I’m Gonna Git you Sucka” and “All My Children” – is spokesperson for the Herrmanns’ literary organization, “It Helps to Have a Dream” Foundation.

They have partnered with “Helping Honduras Kids” a nonprofit volunteer organization that manages an orphanage as well as several schools that provide educational opportunities to help children overcome poverty.

Fargas and the Herrmanns will present a staged adaptation of Safari’s Song, an award-winning book and musical production, on Feb. 17 in New York City. The production will be narrated and directed by Fargas and staged by Adam Fitzgerald. The reading will premiere at 6:30 pm at the Kirk Theater, located at 410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036.

A series of celebrity-endorsed tours and readings will continue Bill and Catherine’s philanthropic efforts to raise awareness of illiteracy. For more information visit: www.safarissong.com.