Kevin Locke performs Feb. 17

Kevin Locke, a multi-talented Native American performer, returns to Charlotte’s Web at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.

Kevin Locke (Tokeya Inajin in Lakota, meaning “The First to Arise”) is known throughout the world as a visionary hoop dancer, the pre-eminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.

He is from the Hunkpapa Band of Lakota Sioux. Since 1982, he has recorded 12 albums of music and stories, most recently The First Flute, Open Circle, Keepers of the Dream and Dream Catcher. This show is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Oneness of Humanity.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; The Postal Shoppe, Edgebrook Center, 397-7301 and 2205 S. Perryville, 484-0940; The Kilt & Clover, 1414 N. Main St., 962-5458; also for this show, Cherokee Nation, Machesney Park Mall, or by mail with check and SASE, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. For Web information, call 964-2238.

From the Feb. 14-20, 2007, issue

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