RAMBLING ROSE: Happy Easter to you!

Hello, everyone and Happy Easter to you and your family. If the Easter Bunny is here that means only one thing— spring is also here. You might want to put away your fur coats but I suggest that you keep out your heavy coats, hats and closed-toe shoes ladies.

O’Donel “Butch” Levy, world renowned recording artist, musician, producer, band leader, singer, comedian, and one of the world’s gifted guitarists passed away on March 14, 2016. Funeral services were Saturday, March 19 at Mount Hope Baptist Church.

O’Donel “Butch” Levy, world renowned recording artist, musician, producer, band leader, singer, comedian, and one of the world’s gifted guitarists passed away on March 14, 2016. Funeral services were Saturday, March 19 at Mount Hope Baptist Church.

Last week, one of my dear friends, O’Donel “Butch” Levy was laid to rest in a much loved and musical way. There were many musicians at the funeral services from all over the country. Almost a hundred local musicians filled the seats of the Mount Hope Baptist Church. Such musicians as Kendra Holt and her side kick, drummer, Nick Costa; Marshall booze, Eddie Harrison, David Smith, Gail Martin, Chester Thompson and Ramir Bey. The entire Jump Street Band was there including Lamont Terry Battle, Brad Collins, Jeff Wilson and Jimmy Taylor. My dear friend Gabriel Goodman with her brother, David Bun flew into town. Sir Thomas Hurley, Nevitta Ruddy, Ron Pender, Glen Grainger and his brothers were there. Tiny Tim Harris, Lady Rebecca and Ethel Ennis performed. Andy Ennis, Joe Hosea, Dennis Chambers, Larry Willis, Gary Ellerbe, Bill Harvey, Sandy Mallory and her husband Joe, radio personalities and so many more were there to say goodbye.

Moving along, it is Easter Weekend and it is springtime and a few organizations decided to take advantage of this in a good way. King Neptune’s Cabaret is back on the calendar this year with a Cabaret B.Y.O.B., with free beer, soda, ice, chips & pretzels and music by DJ Mike Jones. This event will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the American Legion, Towson Post #22, 125 York Road in Towson, Maryland. For tickets and information, call 410-404-1773.

Marva D and DJ Kenny D are having a “Good Friday Fish Fry Party” on Friday, March 25 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 8123 Harford Road, Parkville, Maryland. You can B.Y.O.B, free beer and set-ups. For tickets, call 410-599-9159.

Arch Social Club is having an Easter Kids Disco on Sunday, March 27 from 4-8 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children from age 11 and up only. Hot dogs and chips are included with admission. This is a fundraiser for the club and also to support the community.

The Forum Caters is having an Easter Sunday Dinner Feast on Sunday, March 27 from 3-6 p.m. at the Forum Caterers 4210 Primrose Avenue. For more information, call 410-358-1101 or go to: info@forumcaters.com .

Well, my dear friends, enjoy your Easter Holiday. I’m going to get some rest. I recently had major stomach surgery, but I had to take time out to talk to you. I am out of space and out of time. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.