Well, hello my dear friends. I hope you and your family are well. I also hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather that peeps out every now and then. I have been so busy with my book signing this week; I almost forgot my duties to my readers. But that will never happen.
This is the Easter weekend and many of you are going to church for the first time all year, I know how that is. Maybe you went last Sunday to get your palms that will probably dry out hanging on your dresser mirror. I know many of you are dedicated churchgoers and Easter Sunday is always the best of the best. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, please enjoy and be safe.
There are a few things going on this weekend that I want to tell you about, opening with the "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference, 1 p.m. April 19 at the Security Square Mall. It is free to the public. There will be a competition of singers, songwriters, dancers, etc. Also a lot of freebies and prizes will be given out. The National Talent competition judges are Jenneanne Collins, Paul Gardner II, Cordell Capone and yours truly, Rambling Rose. I will be looking for your face in the place!
Most Worshipful Maryland Grand Lodge, Free & Accepted Ancient Yorkrite Masons is hosting a Master Mason Celebration Dance & Cabaret 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. April 19 at the Humanim Building, 1701 N. Gay St. It is a BYOB and BYOF event. For more information, call James Pope at 410-944-8147.
The Women's Challenge will host "Pasta with a Purpose," a night of entertainment to benefit scholarship 6-10 p.m. April 25 at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. Live performances will be provided by Le Femme Totale – an all-female band made up of talented and soulful musicians and singers – featuring smooth jazz, soul, rock, Neo Soul, R&B, and Contemporary Gospel selections. Les Femme Totale seeks to uplift, strengthen, and encourage their audience with their music. For more information, call 888-529-9213.
"It Happen on the Avenue," that is what this dynamite comedy play is about. Girlfriend! It is so funnNNNY! The excellent acting makes it very entertaining. It deals with church activities as the choir prepares for a concert. When the church burns down, meetings and rehearsals are held in bars and clubs on Pennsylvania Avenue. The scenes take place at the Sphinx Club, The Royal Theatre, an apartment on the Avenue, and other familiar places. Many of the cast you will know, such as: Randy Tilghman, the son of Charlie Tilghman, the founder and owner of the Sphinx Club; John Carrington from Heaven 600; Robert Smallwood; and Sandra Meekins, portrayed Mom's Mabley, just to name a few. Robert Russell directs this play and does a fantastic job. I truly enjoy myself and I know you will too. It is at the Arena Players every weekend until the first weekend of May, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. You must go check it out! For ticket information, call 410-728-6500.
The Royal Theatre presents "Amateur Night" 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. every Monday beginning May 19, hosted at the Bambou Entertainment Complex, 229 N. Franklintown Rd. Your host for the event is Ms. Maybelle. John Carrington will also be a part of the entertainment. For ticket information, call James Jones at 443-531-7138.
Now look my friends, I am out of space. Enjoy the weekend, be good to others, and treat others the way you would want to be treated.
UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I'M MUSICALLY YOURS.