Beverage Expo Highlights Coming Weekend


Hello everyone, I hope that all mommies enjoyed their Mother’s Day weekend. This weekend is going to be busy, starting with the Beverage Expo on May 17 at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road, from 3 to 8 p.m. This expo is one of a kind with free beer, wine and a liquor-tasting show.

Also there will be D.J. music, vendors, games of chance and a Las Vegas Style Show Girls contest. This event is sponsored by your favorite liquor association, the Maryland Unified Licensees Beverage Association, and is  being hosted by MULBA President Dr. Louise Johnson. Go and have fun at this night-life event. Proper dress and ID is required. So ladies and gentlemen, you can leave your jeans and tennis shoes home. It is not welcomed here. For more information, call 410-925-4056.

Entertainer promoter Bilal Ali Productions presents a tribute to Kirk Whalum, with special guests Rodney Kelly Sr. and Vivian Owens on May 18, 7 p.m., at the Best Western Ballroom, 1800 Belmont Avenue. For more information, call 443-540-7797.

Look out folks! Another concert is coming to town. Jazz musician Warren Wolf Jr. is a gifted musician who plays vibraphone, marimba and drums. He’s a classically trained musician, too, who attended Peabody Institute’s preparatory program for eight years. He is a 1977 graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and subsequently attended the Berklee College of Music where he studied under jazz vibraphonists Dave Samuels and Ed Saindon. After leaving Berklee in 2005 he has been active in the international jazz scene. You can see him perform at St. James Episcopal Church on May 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser event for scholarships for gifted children. Now you know how I feel about music and children. So get your ticket and support this concert.

You also need to hurry and get your ticket to one of the baddest events in Baltimore on the weekend before Father’s Day, which is not too far away. The event I am talking about is the Pre-Father’s Day Weekend All White Affair hosted by the one and only Shirley Duncan at Kahler Hall,  5440 Old Tucker Road, Columbia, Md. It will be held June 7, 8 and 9.  Over the three days and nights there will be dance workshops, a meet and greet, dance instruction and a night of dancing over two floors. That night there will be line dancing, free-style dancing, hand dancing, line dancers swinging together and ballroom dancing. It is cabaret style, so BYOB. There will be a light buffet. For more information, call 410-523-0575.

The Enlisted Association, Chapter #9 invites you to join them at their Annual Bowl-A- Thon on May 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the AMF Woodlawn Lanes, 6410 Security Boulevard. Call, Ransom “Mr. Fingers” Williams at 443-797-3027.

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Annapolis Alumnae Chapter is offering higher education scholarship opportunities to underserved students through its Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation. The Shawn Carter Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED with a grade-point average of at least 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated. The scholarship is open to the public and you can go on line to www.shawncartersf.con/apply/ for an application. The deadline is May 31.

There is one other thing I want to talk to you about before I go. First of all, ladies and gentlemen, I have completed my book. It is called {African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland, (Remembering the Yesteryears, 1940-1980)}. The book consists of over 540 pages of photographic history of Baltimore, of you, your family and friends. It is a continuation of the Pennsylvania Avenue book I wrote a few years ago, except it is three times more informative. You can order from me directly and receive an autographed print copy. It is now in every major book store in the country, including Barnes & Noble and over 2,500 other online retailers. It will also be available in the eBook format  within four to six weeks. The price of the print version of the book is $23.99 and the eBook version is $3.99. I am hoping to get it into Wal-Mart Stores around the country as well. I am so excited to bring this book to you. I am ready to be invited for book signings at all of your events. Please email me at rosapryor@aol.com for an order form to get your book and get more details.

Well, my friends, I am out of space. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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