RAMBLING ROSE

“IT’S CRABS, OUTDOOR CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS TIME”

by: Rosa Pryor Special to the AFRO
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Hello folks! My goodness gracious, it has been a hell-la-va week, in a good way. First of all I want to thank all my “Facebook friends”, my readers and fans for your prayers for my sister Maxine Pryor who has been in hospice between her home and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prayers are a mighty powerful thing, and I believe with all my heart that the doctors do not have the last words. My sister has gotten much better, so much so they removed her from hospice, but yet not allowed her to go back to her own home to live alone. So, instead of letting her go to a facility, Shorty and I are now her caretakers. She is now living with us and so far she is doing very well. Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers.

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Dwayne “Big Shorty” Morris, an up and coming comedian, who is due to go national. He has been performing for twenty years. He has performed all over the East Coast starting at 18 years old winning a talent show at the Pennsylvania Avenue Market and has performed at “Open Mic Night” all over Baltimore. He has worked at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, the Lyric Opera House, and the Bethesda Blues Supper Club just to name a few. He can be contact at 410-202-5138.

It will be sometimes difficult to attend all the crab feasts, outdoor concerts and festivals you invite me to and cover, because of my other duties now, but I promise you I will do the best I can. This past weekend I did attend the “Classic Soul Saturdays Event” given by Don Jones at the Prince Hall Mason and it was awesome. All the groups did a great job of entertaining us. The group called “Heat” was off the chart considering they have only been back together for a few months. Their four part harmony was tight and their choreography was on the money. The Intruders were also good and the headliners singing some of my favorite tunes such as “Miss you, Miss you”, and “I Don’t Love You Anymore” brought back old memories. Nice Show Don Jones!

I stopped by the Avenue Bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue and Baker Street before I went to the Soul Concert and had a ball. The court yard was full and the band was jumping with some great live entertainment. It was a beautiful day.

My dear friends, it is “Steam Crabs time” and Brian of D.O.T. Entertainment is starting it off with an “All Open Crab Feast”. All you can eat crabs served from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Patapsco Arena July 10 from 5 p.m-9 p.m., including a lot of dance music by several DJs and a comedy show by our one and only Mrs. Maybelle. Also included with your ticket is an open bar and buffet, but you still can bring your own food. Call 410-929-1360 for more information.

Ms’ Maybelle will present her comedy show at the “4th Annual All Open Crab Feast” hosted by Brian Kieth of D.O.T. Sport, Promotions, & Entertainment July 10 at the Patapsco Arena start at 5 p.m. For more information, call 410-929-1360.

SOAC Media & Entertainment is also hosting a Crab Feast \ July 9 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at Tall Cedars, 2501 Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville, Maryland with DJ William Ruffin entertaining you.  For more information, call 410-340-8879.

As far as festivals, I believe the DipNic Festival is at the top.  Hosted by our own Charles Faison and Carlos Hutchins, you can’t get two better promoters. This is a one of a kind festival for adults — no children is allowed. It will be held at the Elks Camp Barrett, 1001 Chesterfield Road in Crownsville, Maryland. Mannnnnnnnnnnnn! I tell you this place and event is out-of-site.  Bring your: swimwear or wear it, your jazz concert gear, canopy, your folding chairs and tables, sun umbrella, your grill and charcoal, bring your basket of food and drinks; yes it is BYOB and BYOF, bring your playing cards and your dancing shoes. It is a wonderful place to relax and have fun while you listen to continuous live entertainment and DJ music and shop to your heart’s content from the many vendors. The indoor dance hall is available if you want to cool off in air condition. Rain or shine this event will be “The Bomb”. For ticket information, call Carlos at 443-963-5711, Faison at 443-801-1100 or Millie Battle at 410-448-0033.

“The Randallstown Liberty Live Outdoor Concert Series Festival” started with a Bang! Last week the live entertainment and the wide selection of vendors including the food and wine vendors was a great part of its success. This week make sure you bring your folding chairs to the Kings Point Square, 9900 Liberty Road, (rain or shine) to this free event starting at 6 p.m. every Friday thru August. I will see your there.

The Liberty Road Business Association presents a Randallstown Farmers Market in the Liberty Court Shopping Center near the Library every Wednesday from 1p.m.-5 p.m. (rain or shine). They are also still looking for vendors. They have vendors space available for arts & crafts, jewelry, clothes, food, vegetables and fruits. Flowers and desert vendors are also welcome. Call Kelly at 410-655-7766.

Well, my dear friends, I have to go take care of my sister and get ready for a book-signing at Liberty Live. 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.  

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