Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed the Easter weekend, being in church for the first time all year and all that stuff. I know your preachers were glad to see you. The churches were packed with the colorful dress attire and fancy hats. I understand that many of you go to church on a regular every week, but “HONEY CHILD!” weren’t you surprised when you looked up and saw Susie Mae and her children and Johnny Blow and his wife walk in? It was a combination of a fashion show and a family reunion.
Okay, it is time to tell you what is coming up for this week, and believe me it is a lot. I advise you to take out your calendar and fix a cocktail. You can tell from the photos I put in this column and reading the captions that this week is going to be busy. I will add to that by telling you the Landmark Lodge #40 are having a Spring Cabaret at the Pikesville Fire Hall, 40 Sudbrook Land on April 26 from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Music by DJ Mike Jones and it is BYOB. For more information, contact Joe Smith at 443-804-9846.
The Arena Players, Inc. 801 McCulloh Street is featuring a comedy play produced by Robert Russell called, “It Happened on the Avenue” on Friday, April 25th thru Sunday, April 27th. For more information and tickets, call 410-728-6500.
Bilal Ali Productions is hosting a “Jazz Appreciation Month” with tribute to the Diva & Mr. Cool Jazz saxophonist, Wake Campbell with Shang and Amji on Saturday, April 26th, 7 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel. For more information, call 443-540-7797.
The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Inc., also known as ASALH, is the world’s oldest learned society devoted to the research, education, culture and history of persons of African descent. The Roland McConnell Branch of ASALH will host an event on Sunday, April 27 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3200 Walbrook Avenue at 4 p.m. You all are invited. Yours truly, Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor will be the guest speaker as well as conducting a presentation and book signing of my new book “African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland, (Remembering the Yesterday’s 1940-1980).” For more information, call Andre Lee at 410-627-3373.
Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 3008 Gwynns Falls Parkway is hosting a PK Night and Holy Communion on Friday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. The New Psalmist Baptist Church, 6020 Marion Drive is hosting a Continental Breakfast on Saturday, April 26th, 8 a.m., opening session at 8:30 a.m. The luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. followed by the presidential address, awards and installation of officers. For registration and information, call Sandra Coger at 410-262-8394.
Now back to my roots! Put on your dancin’ shoes and enjoy some blues because, “Big Daddy” Stallings & the Bluez Evolution Band are performing Friday, April 25, 8 p.m. at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road in Laurel, Maryland.
Okay folks, listen up! Mending Nets Theater Group is hosting a gospel musical production, “Daughters of Zion.” The casting calls will take place on Saturday, April 26th 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 24th at The Charles R. Uncles Senior Plaza, 607 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Baltimore. For more information, call Dr. Constance Johnson at 443-531-8555.
Well, my dear friends, it is time for the fat lady to sing. I am out time and space. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.