Jazz and gospel in town this week


Hello everyone, hope everything is well. I have so much to tell you this week and a little space to do it in. Girlfriend, your calendar for this weekend will be jumping, so put on your roller skates because we will be traveling from the nightclub to the pulpit— AND LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN!

Before I go any further, many of you may have heard of “Sir Johnny O” Compton’s passing last week. His funeral service is today, Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Baptist Church located at 3400 block of Park Heights Avenue. Rest in peace my dear friend, rest in peace.


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“Sir Johnny O” Compton

First let me tell you, this past weekend I saw two wonderful plays; one was called “The New Teachers Lounge” written and produced by Ursula Battle. Her play was informative and touches a lot of issues, such as bullying, breast cancer, domestic violence, romance and some comedy. The other play I attended was produced by comedian and playwright, Howard G and his sister Sheila Gaskins. It was written by Meloni Harris-Barber, author of the book “Atypical Journey” upon which the play was based. I say job well done. I enjoyed it. Good acting and dynamite singing made it in my book.

Another play is being presented by Michael and Tanya Trotter, called “Meet Me at the Repast” on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 at 5517 Ritchie Hwy, Brooklyn Park, Maryland, (behind the Peoples Health Center-lower level). Dinner is served from 6-7 p.m. and the play begins at 7:30 p.m. I understand this is a hilariously funny stage play with incredible singers, actors and comedians. For more information, call 410-387-6718.


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Carlos Johnson & Zone One Band will perform at the Identity Ultra Lounge, 8521 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland on Sunday, November 10, 5-9 p.m. For more information, contact Victor Green at 443-756-5893.

Here I go again. I will be doing a book signing with my new book, “African American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland, (Remembering the Yesterday’s 1940-1980) at the “First Annual Friends for Single Parents Fundraiser on Sunday November 10, 7-11 p.m. at the Gala Center, 1700 Hill Drive, Windsor Mill, Maryland. This event is hosted by Iris Berman-Baroud. For ticket information, call 410-428-0631.

This sounds delicious! William F. Taylor-Lodge #57 is having their 38th Annual Bull & Oyster Roast on Sunday, November 10, 3-8 p.m. at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. For tickets information, call 410-365-5866.

Lonnie Parker’s Anniversary Celebration at Brown Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, November 10th will include; The Singing Disciples, The Wings of Praise, Brand New & The New Christian Friends, Just Being Blessed, soloist & guitarist, Lloyd Moore and soloist, Penny Moses. The Emcees are Doresa Harvey and Min. Robert Wilson.

Lou Fields of the Baltimore African American Tourism Council of Maryland will be honored for his 20th anniversary of preserving Maryland’s history and promoting heritage tourism in Maryland on Sunday, November 10, 2-6 p.m. at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Avenue in Baltimore. For more information, call 443-983-7974.

Well, my dear friends, it seems like it is time for the “fat lady” to sing. I am out of time and space. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Check out my new website: www.rambling-rose.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.