Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. While you are reading my column this week, I am onboard a cruise ship heading to Panama, Aruba, St. Maarten and a few other exotic places with warmer weather. I wish I could bring all of you with me. But, while I am gone, you have fun and keep warm. Hopefully when I return on March 29th there will be sunshine and no snow.
In the meantime let me tell you about my buddy, Carlos Hutchins and the live entertainment he is producing at the American Legion Post #263, located at 151 Winters Lane in Catonsville, Maryland from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday of the month— March 10 and March 24 this month. The kitchen is always open and the food is delicious. Carlos is booking some of the top bands, musicians and singers to entertain you while you support the American Legion and what it means to the community.
Okay, this next event is a little out of my area of interest and expertise, but I know many of my readers are historians and love this type of thing. I am talking about an exhibit at the Central Branch of the Pratt Library called, “The Amazing Race: The Atlantic Slave Trade through the Pages of Book Art.” It is a traveling exhibit about the transatlantic slave trade spotlighting certain aspects of the slave trade through art now thru May 31. The exhibit exemplifies the extraordinary strength, courage, and grace of the people and their descendants who survived this African diaspora to become valuable productive citizens of the Americas. This book arts exhibit is designed and created by Martha H. Edgerton (Bookbinder, Book and Paper Conservator, and Book & Paper Crafter) who has practiced these professions for over 35 years both in private practice and at major learning institutions including Enoch Pratt. Guest artist Linnette Copeland has practiced bookbinding and book restoration for over 30 years at the Pratt Library. For more information about the exhibit, contact Vivian Fisher at 410-361-9288 or email: email@example.com.
Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. has an interesting line up this weekend. Guitarist Peter White will be performing at this popular jazz restaurant and nightclub March 13-15. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. all three nights. For ticket information, call 202-337-4141.
Get a jump on your calendar for the next week! Also coming up is Mike Binsky’s Jazz Show on Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m. headlining award-winning trombonist Steve Davis featuring Allyn Johnson on piano, Paul Carr on saxophone, Steve Novosel on bass and John Lamkin III on drums at An die Musik Live! located at 409 N. Charles Street on the second floor. For ticket information, call 410-385-2638.
The Casey Cares Foundation is having its 15th Anniversary Gala on March 21, from 6-11 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum featuring a cocktail hour with live jazz, seated dinner, premium open bar, dancing, auctions, raffles and much more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Casey Cares Foundation’s programs for critically ill children and their families. For more information, call 443-568-0064.
Okay, my dear friends, I have to go. My “Boo-Boo” and I with my Son, Keith and his wife Lisa are about to aboard this gorgeous cruise ship in Tampa Fl. Mannnnnnnnnnnnn! I can’t wait to be pampered like a sheep dog in Hollywood. Now my friends, even though I will be away, my columns will keep you up to date. In the mean time you can still send me your flyers, notes and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call me at 410-833-9474. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.