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May  Edition  2017  

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Weekend of May 19th-21st, 2017

Pasadena Strawberry Festival
presented by Kroger

Friday, May 19th - Sunday, May21st, 2017

Besides giving us Mickey Gilley, Pasadena, Texas is known for its Annual Strawberry festival.
     Strawberry farming in Pasadena is said to begin when Clara Barton of the American Red Cross purchased 1.5 million strawberry plants and sent them to Pasadena to help victims of the their great flood get back on their feet. By the 1930s those crops had flourished so much that Pasadena was claiming the title of Strawberry Capital of the World. At its height, the city's strawberry growers shipped as many as 28 train carloads of strawberries each day. To honor that history, the city holds its annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival. Strawberry Road stretches through much of the city near where the old strawberry crops grew. Attendance at the annual Strawberry Festival has thousands going to this Houston, TX suburb every year.
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Houston Grand Opera
The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore)
@Miller Outdoor Theatre

This Weekend Friday  May 19th & 20th, 2017

Always Free Performances (Directions)


In one of the most beloved comic operas of all time, a love-struck young man is determined to win the affections of the village beauty. Knowing she is also being wooed by a boastful stranger, he purchases a love potion from a scheming traveling salesman that gives him the extra dose of confidence he needs to thwart a rival and win the woman of his dreams. Beautiful music abounds as the elixir creates just as many problems as it solves. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. Libretto by Felice Romani. Written in haste in a six-week period, L'elisir d'amore was the most often performed opera in Italy between 1838 and 1848 and it has remained continually in the international opera repertory.
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Icon For Hire    

Friday, May 19th, 2017 8:00 PM


The band came together and started in Decatur, Illinois by vocalist Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump. When the two met in 2007, Bloomer, discovering Jump played guitar, initiated a musical collaboration between the two of them. When the need for a drummer arose, Jump recruited Adam Kronshagen, an old friend he jam sessioned with as a member of the local party scene (Jump was six months clean at the time). Bassist Joshua Davis joined and the band when it was officially formed in November of that year, choosing their name as a satirical comment on the state of the music industry.

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New Kids On The Block
Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men    
@Toyota Center

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 7:30 PM


Earlier this week we saw them on NBC's Today show in their Citi Concert Series.

This weekend New Kids on the Block will be in Houston with Paula Abdul and Boys II Men at Toyota Center.

The Total Package Tour will visit more that 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada starting now into early summer kicking off on May 12th in Columbus, OH and wrapping up on July 16th in Hollywood, FL at Hard Rock Live.

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Cirque Du Soleil - Kurios    
@Grand Chapiteau  
Sam Houston Race Park

April 6th through May  21st, 2017


A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions.

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down.

A cabinet of curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed. The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker's Cabinet of Curiosities.
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Edited by Jeff  W. Menendez, Weekend America Network's Managing Editor