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AICH celebrates Indian Summer

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NEW YORK CITY ? The Big Apple is celebrating Indian Summer in April.

The annual cultural program presented by the American Indian Community House features the singing trio Ulali in concert on April 12 and 13. The trio will perform at the Circle, AICH's performance space on its eighth floor at 404 Lafayette St.

The 'First Nations Women a Capella Trio' performs a distinctive blend of indigenous styles and contemporary music. Its members Pura Fe (Tuscarora), Soni (Mayan, Apache, Yaqui) and Jennifer (Tuscarora) have sung together for 15 years, touring around the world and opening for mainstream performers such as the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne.

On April 19 and 20, Louis Mofsie will present 'A Night of Mofsie.' A stalwart of AICH, Mofsie teaches native dance and music at the Community House and in the city public school system. Half Hopi and half Winnebago, he is also a member of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, based in New York City.

Lisa Mayo will present 'A Spark to Pierce the Dark,' cabaret performances, on April 26 and 27. She is a leader of the Spiderwoman Theater, another mainstay of the AICH cultural program.

The series began April 5 and 6 with 'Ceremony,' produced and performed by Tim Hays & Company. Entrance to the Circle is through 404 Lafayette St. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and suggested donation is .

The AICH Gallery and Museum is presenting the exhibition 'Wiping Away Tears, Starting Over with Good Words through April 27. It features art portraying traditional teachings of the Haudenosaunee. The gallery entrance is at 708 Broadway.