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Native American Musician Brule'
Featured at Scottsdale Arts Event

Paul LaRoche, better known as Brule' in the music world, will be the featured entertainer during the first annual Scottsdale Fine Art and Wine Festival Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road.

Brule', a Lakota composer, combines soft piano and guitar melodies with Native American drumming. He will be accompanied by Nicole LaRoche, a talented flutist who recently received a nomination for the 2001 Flutist of the Year by the Native American Music Awards.

The No. 1 selling Native American music artist in the world, Brule' has appeared on Regis & Kathy Lee, CNN Worldbeat and other shows. He has been called "The Native American Yanni". He will be joined at the event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days, by the jazz group Morpheus Music.

In addition to the music and the best in artwork, featuring abstracts, landscapes, life-size bronzes, oils, watercolors, sculptures, clay pottery and landscape photography, festival attendees will be able to taste a large selection of imported and domestic wines. A wine-tasting fee of $10 is charged and includes an engraved wine glass, however admission is only $2 per person and parking is free.

More information can be obtained by calling Thunderbird Artists at 480-837-5637 or on the Internet at www.thunderbirdartists.com.

The West Valley Fine Arts Council presents
R. Carlos Nakai Quartet in concert

Explore the mystical Native American world as Grammy nominated artist R. Carlos Nakai and his quartet open the ancient doors to the past with his serene and inspiring music. Back by popular demand for the West Valley Native American Invitational Arts Festival, NakaiÕs skillful artistry of contemporary and native sounds from handcrafted flutes and ceremonial chants has made him a West Valley favorite.

Popular flutist and educator R. Carlos Nakai will perform with quartet members, Will Clipman, AmoChip Dabney, and Mary Redhouse. A native Arizonan, NakaiÕs Southwest surroundings and Navajo/Ute heritage have heavily influenced his art and music. Nakai has received numerous awards, including a 1994 Grammy Award nomination for his album "Ancestral Voices."

When: Saturday January 12, 2002. 4 p.m.

Where: Open air concert on Festival Grounds West Valley Fine Arts Council, Litchfield Park. From Phoenix, take 1-10 West to Exit #129 Dysart Road. Two miles north, turn left at Indian School. Resort in on the right.

Admission: Entrance to the concert is included in the Festival admission price
Adult $8.00
Child (3-10 years) $4.00

More Info: 602-266-7835

American Indian Exposition

February 3-17, 2002

January 31-Feb. 15, 2003

Flamingo Hotel Ballroom, Stone and Drachman, Tucson, Arizona

10,000 Years of Culture

150 Tribal Nations

14 Days

One Location

On dispay and exhibit, some participants include:

American Indian Chamber of Commerce

Indian Information and Trade Center

Native American Showcase Company

Acoma Pubelo Artist Wayna Keene

Painting and Bronzes

Tohono O'odham Jewlery


Hopi Crafts

Stone Carvings/Sculptures



National Native American Co-Op

PO Box 27626

Tucson, Arizona, 85726 USA

Indian Pow Wow Calendar FREE

The many colorful Indian Pow Wows, rodeos and celebrations held throughout the USA and Canada each year are provided in a quarterly schedule/calendar in return for a priority mail $3.95 self-addressed stamped envelope (9x12). Send four envelopes for the entire year with postage. Overseas should send $11.00 U.S. funds for global priority. Note: The Post Office does not accept dated postal mater strips, leave date empty. No envelop, no reply!

Send to:

Indian Calendar, NA2IITC

PO Box 27626

Tucson, Arizona, 85726 USA

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