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Chinese Acrobats rounds out the KCC seasons
Dance, grace, acrobatics and athletics will all meet today as the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei close out the Kokomo Community Concerts 2011-12 season at the Kokomo High School Auditorium.
At 7:30 p.m. today, the crowd will be astounded by the feats of acrobatics and stunning Chinese costuming of the group.
The show features hoop diving, chair stacking, martial arts, traditional Chinese poles and more.
A limited number of single tickets are $20 and are available at the door one hour before show time. For more information, call 765-210-0686 or visit www.kokomocommunityconcerts.org.
Sparrow 5 performs at The Vault
The Christian folk rock band Sparrow 5 are set to perform at The Vault Coffee and Connections, 233 N. Main St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The four-man group came together in the summer of 2011, and the group — Matt Barnett, lead vocals, guitar; Lance Luginbill, drums, percussion, harmonica and vocals; Chris Ousley, bass guitar, vocals and keyboard; and Jake Winkler banjo, mandolin and electric guitar, have been making music ever since.
The group recorded a six-song EP in fall 2011 Sparrow 5 recorded a six-song EP and describe their sound as folk rock with a twist of bluegrass.
Gospel singer comes to Greentown
Veteran gospel singer Rick Alan King is set to perform in Greentown at the Howard County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. Saturday.
King graduated from Eastern High School in 1972 and has traveled the country with his group The Rick King Trio. Now working on his solo career, King has seen success with his single “Don’t Cry For Me.”
“This event is a major undertaking for me in many ways, some being that my wife Lana, was diagnosed with a very aggressive breast cancer last year and has undergone two surgeries and 66 radiation treatments,” King stated in an email to the Tribune.
He said he is ready to come home and perform for the people of the Greentown and Kokomo area. There is no admission charge for the concert, but a free-will offering will be taken.
Farmer’s Market opens Saturday for the season
It’s a sure sign that summer is around the corner because the Kokomo Downtown Farmer’s Market will return to downtown Kokomo Saturday, opening up another season of fresh fruits and veggies, local arts and more.
The market will be held at Union and Sycamore streets in downtown Kokomo and will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This week Rhum Academy’s Nick Johnson and Mitchell White singer/songwriters will be the feature musicians from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a seed planting station for children and a free class at 11 a.m. called “Creating Amazing Soil for Your Garden.” And if that wasn’t enough, Copper Creek Farms will bring along baby goats and rabbits if weather permits.
For more information, visit www.kokomofarmersmarket.com.
Also going on this weekend:
TODAY: The Kokomo Christian School Community Event will be held at Kokomo Christian School. Activities include carnival games, bouncy house, inflatable obstacle course, bungee run, face painting, balloon animals, live and silent auction, chicken noodle dinner, merchant booths and a WFRN live remote with Vincy. For more information, call Crystal Zentz at 765-437-5937 or the school office at 765-455-1447.