Hello everyone, how are you? I am doing pretty good— thank you for asking. This month is heavy duty for me— and I’m loving every bit of it. I am very busy with book signings and doing lectures about my books. Coming up this week is the Prince Hall Foundation of Maryland 3rd Annual Thurgood Marshall Black History event. Last year, I was honored at this event and this year, I will be doing a book signing of my two books, “African-American Entertainment in Baltimore” and “African-American community, History &Entertainment in Maryland.” Not only for this event, Prince Hall Mason will honor Hon. Nathaniel J. McFadden with the Life & Legacy Award,
but also honoring: Le Gretta Y. Ross-Rawlins; Jeanne D. Hitchcock, Esq.; Bernard L. Jennings; Hon. William H. Billy Murphy Jr.; Hon. Elizabeth S. Morris; Hon. Robert M. Bell; Professor Larry S. Gibson; and Dr. Aminta H. Breaux.
Lindsey Johnson will present his Black Memorabilia Show & Sale on Sunday, February 23 at Morgan State University. It will be held the Carl J. Murphy Fine Art Center, 2201 Argonne Drive in Baltimore, Maryland. This will be in conjunction with the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masons of Maryland 3rd Annual Thurgood Marshall Black History Month Program at the Murphy Fine Art Center from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and admission is free. There will be vendors with black memorabilia for sale including: historical artifacts and documents; books; autographs; dolls; advertisements; kitchen collectibles; magazines; toys; political, sports and entertainment memorabilia; civil rights; jewelry; movie memorabilia; art; and Me! This is an educational event and a celebration of African American History and Culture. For more information, call 301-649-1915 or 410-929-3480. Oh! I want to mention that the Master of Ceremony is Patrice Sanders, Anchor for Fox 45 Morning News and our keynote speaker is Dr. David Anderson, founder and Senior Pastor Bridgeway Community Church.
Caton Castle is jumping up and down, doing the James Brown! Caton Castle located at 20 S. Caton Avenue in Baltimore will host on Saturday, February 22, 2020 a special show called: “The Songbooks of” Sam Coke, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, James Brown and much more. A tribute to the Music of the Civil Rights Movement inspired by; B-Fly Entertainment’s Liner Notes featuring: Deborah Bond, vocals; Sam Prather, vocal and keys; Dante Pope, vocal and percussion; Craig Alston, saxophones; Robert “Wawa” Legrand, guitar; Eliot Seppa, bass and John Lamkin, III on vocals and drums. I told you James Brown will be in the house. A show you will not want to miss.
To add to this fabulous Black History Month, Rasheed and Co. will present a 40 and Over School Extravaganza” on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oh Mannnnnnnnnnn! That’s what I’m talking about! Check this out— The Blue Philly Magic, Epiphany, Raw, Christal F & Extravagance, Lady T, J’Kar, Songbird (I’m not sure who they are, but that’s alright); Father and Son, 5 Shadows, DJ Mike Jones & DJ Sugar Chris (Hell! That’s the show right there); and it will be hosted by my adopted children Tee Shirt Brian and Ms. Maybelle. Now you can’t get any better than that. I will see you there! By the way this is “Cabaret Style,” so bring your own booze and food. All of this is happening at the Gentlemen 10 located at 2135 Edmonson Avenue. For more information, call Tee Shirt Brian at 410-790-9333 or Ms. Maybelle at 443-226-8895 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you!
Well, my dear friends, before I go, I want you to keep Mildred Battle in your prayers; right now she is in Meadow Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, 1525 N. Rolling Road in Catonsville, Maryland 21228 getting her body built up for major surgery. Send her some flowers or card to cheer her up. She has always supported the clubs and social events in Baltimore and always the life of the party. Now she needs your prayers.
We are sending condolences to the Reggie Wayne Morris family. The renowned blues guitarist and vocalist, died last week suddenly of a massive stroke. Also to Vernard Gray’s family— he passed away in Cuba on January 20, 2020 while on his vacation.
Well, my dear friends I really have to go this time, remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 r email me at email@example.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.