Special People Will Be Honored; Thanks for Helping the Children


 

Hello everyone, how are you? I am doing great! Thanks for asking. It seems like we will have a few days without rain this week, hopefully we can go out and party without an umbrella.

To begin things off, I want to tell you about Bilal Ali and Bilal Ali Productions. The fact is that he is honoring folks in the community such as Daphne Alston, Tim Bridges and Curtis Black who is the founder of Angels Helping Angels, an organization that helps homeless children, children living in poverty, living in the streets, neglected, abused, orphans, and sick children. Others who are being honored are Anthony McCarthy, renowned journalist and radio personality at{ WEAA 88.9FM}; Aaron Barnett, and Baltimore City Branch NAACP President Tessa Hill-Aston. The purpose of this program is to raise money and get school supplies for children. I am going to tell you right now, ladies and gentlemen, at the end of the day, it is always about the children. Rosa “Rambling Rose Pryor will be doing a book signing promoting her new book. Bilal Ali is hosting, with WOLB 1010 AM Radio personality Larry Young,  “A Night of Smooth Jazz, R&B & Gospel” concert on  June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue in Owings Mills, Md. Get your ticket and more information by calling 443-540-7797.

People like Curtis J. Black, Bilal Ali and Rosa Pryor send a message that you don’t have to wait for the holiday season to help a child. Help brighten lives by bringing a new or used unwrapped item appropriate for children from one to16 years old. Your donations will help get school supplies, clothes, toys, books, music lessons or instruments. It makes a difference. It is true when they say, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Oh, by the way, before I forget: the Frederick Douglass High School Alumni Association 130th Anniversary Celebration  that was originally scheduled for June 7, has been rescheduled for  June 29, 2-6 p.m., at the Forum Caterers on Primrose Avenue. If I am not mistaken, if you have already brought your ticket for the first scheduled event you can still use it. If not, then that’s another story. Call Joe Smith at 410-960-8042 or Eleanor Everett at 410-233-5103.

Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore City branch of the NAACP, salutes Baltimore Ravens Linebacker #53, Jameel McCain, Super Bowl champ-community philanthropist, with a cocktail reception on  June 28, 7 p.m., at the Monaco Hotel, located 2 N. Charles Street. For more information, call 410-366-3300.

There are a couple of clubs I want to acknowledge because of their contribution not only to the musicians, but the community, meaning they give back. I so enjoy supporting these clubs, I am talking about Maceo’s Restaurant & Lounge, located 1926 N. Monroe, where there is a  great management team and set of owners; Donte’ Daniels is the president and chef of this establishment. Girlfriend! Let me tell you, when a club has top professional,  live entertainment, great starmaids, (not barmaids); delicious food, a clientele that is over 50 and is a safe place to go in and leave at night, you got a winner. On June 28 Phil Butts & The Sunset Band will perform from 7-11 p.m. My compliment is extended to another club, Caton Castle, located on Caton Avenue and Hilton Street. You will love the atmosphere in this one if you are over 40, love good jazz and oldies music. It is an elegant setting with cocktail tables draped in white linen cloth and center pieces, a large stage for the entertainment, which they feature every Saturday from 6-10 p.m., a  large dance floor that is used the third Friday of the month with Jesse and his crew playing oldies but goodies music, while you dance the night away, having your dinner and drinking your favorite cocktails served by pleasant waitresses. The food is also out-of-site. Check them out!

Before I leave you, I want to give my condolences to the Raymond Frazier Jr., family.  Raymond was in real estate and was a bail bondman for many years. His arrangements were conducted by Carlton Douglas Funeral Home on McCulloh Street where the viewing took place on June 23. The funeral was June 24 at Sharon Baptist Church on Stricker Street. Any expression of sympathy can be sent to Vanessa Frazier, 36 W. West Street, Baltimore, Md., 21230.

Well now, it seems that I am out of space already, terrible situation! Don’t forget to order my new book with my autograph. I got to go now, but if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.comUNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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Special People Will Be Honored;  Thanks for Helping the Children

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