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Meadowlark Lemon in Omaha

Meadowlark Lemon and His Harlem All-Stars are performing Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at DJ Sokol Arena at Creighton University. Doors open at 6 p.m.



Meadowlark is now an ordained minister and there is an inspirational/motivational element to his message. The Clown Prince of Basketball, perhaps the most widely recognized American sports figure around the world now that Muhammad Ali has retired from public life, experienced many sorrows and trials along the way.

In some of the cities where white crowds cheered his on-court performance, Meadowlark was not allowed to stay in certain hotels or eat at certain restaurants. And yet he persevered with a relentlessly positive attitude. Now those times and ways are gone -- and Meadowlark is still going strong.

Meadowlark's advance man and team member Les "Pee Wee" Harrison is a native Omahan. In all the years he has been traveling with Meadowlark, this is the first time he gets to play in Omaha. Also, Kirk Trotter, dean of students at Jesuit Middle School, is part of the network of players around the country utilized by Meadowlark for such events. He'll be participating as well.

Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance. There will be no tickets available at the event.

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