Friday, May 02, 2014

Australian culture, American R&B, oldies highlight second weekend of Houston International Festival

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (May 2, 2014) The second weekend of the 2014 Houston International Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 3 with the culture and experiences of Australia in Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston.

The nightcap of the day’s musical performances will be The Family Stone on the Bud Light World Stage beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Others performing on the Bud Light World Stage include American electric blues and soul blues singer and songwriter Trudy Lynn at 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. and The Allen Oldies Band from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Allen Oldies Band plays true oldies music, including such long-a-go hits as “Wooly Bully” by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs and “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” by the Royal Guardsmen.

They will be followed by Archie Bell and Charles Bradley.

Bell, who is a former member of the American R&B group Archie Bell and the Drells, is from Houston and began singing in Houston area night clubs at age ten.

Recently Bell has expanded his repertoire into blues, and country music genre.

His performance will be enjoyed by old and young alike.

Bradley will perform a variety of music, including American funk, soul and R&B.

Bell will take to the stage at 2:30 p.m. and will perform until 3:30 p.m.

Bradley will close out the afternoon performance beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Other performances at other stages around the festival include the Mariachi and Ballet Forklorico Palmview at 11:15 a.m., Gypsy Dance Theater at 2:30 p.m., and the Ari-rang Korean Folk dance Group at 3:30 p.m.

In addition, a large variety of vendors selling arts and crafts, food and drink and novelties will cater to those in attendance.

The festival will conclude on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

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