Hello everyone! How was your Labor Day Weekend? I had a ball myself. Boo-Boo and I went to Philly to the Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival and it was truly wonderful, especially Bill Cosby’s appearance. Well this weekend it looks like a couple of people thought of the grandparents for a change. How wonderful!
“Marva D” as she is affectionately known to her friends and website family is hosting a special “Grandparents Day Celebration” on Sept. 7 at the Rawlings-Fulton Clubhouse at Forest Park Golf Course, 2900 Hillsdale Road from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The evening includes BET comedian Joe Recca. Get your praise on with the gospel trio Serenity, a delicious dinner and yours truly, Rosa Pryor, signing copies of my latest book. Come out and get an autographed copy, just for you. This year’s event will benefit Marva’s new non-profit organization, “Marva’s Grand Hands of Love, which will focus on assisting and giving back to the elders. It was established in memory of her grandparents who taught her how to care, share and love. All are invited, whether you are a grandparent or not. It is a great cause. For ticket information, call 410-599-9159.
Margie “Lady M” Fleming Brinkley and company are presenting their Third Annual Grandparent’s Day Celebration on Sept. 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Brewery, 1701 N. Gay Street. With an expression of Gratitude, Lady M is honoring Dr. Wilson D. Dickerson, a dentist who has served the community for over 52 years. Your ticket includes wine and cheese, buffet dining, live entertainments, “Rambling Rose” doing a book-signing of “African-American Community, History, & Entertainment in Maryland” (Remembering the Yesterdays 1940-1980) and vendors for you to shop and more. For more information, call “Lady M” at 410-522-0680.
The Chestertown Jazz Festival and Art in the Park is Sept. 7 at Wilmer Park on the Chester River. The park opens at 10 a.m. The line-up includes: the 100 Voice Choir of Kent County, the Logan Seith Quartet, Marsha Heydt, Sue Matthews and the renowned pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
For my young-at-heart folks, there will be a “Party at the Patterson” on Sept. 6, starting at 7:30 p.m. I must admit, this is a little different for me, meaning this is not my thing, but at this party, skin is art. Check out the dynamic graphics, creativity, culture and spirit of tattoos in Baltimore. Check this out! The Patterson will be inked from sidewalk to theater with collaborative art, exterior building projections, Charm City roller girls, hot rods, vintage duds, and a lot more. Local tattoo shops will be selling artwork and showing off their best work in a “Tattoo Fashion Show” between bands. Oh yeah! They will have live entertainment, too. The Creative Alliance at the Patterson is located at 3134 Eastern Avenue in Baltimore.
If you haven't been to Phaze 10 Restaurant and Entertainment Venue, located in Mt. Vernon at 885 N. Howard Street, then you need to check it out. Phaze 10 has been a household word lately in the night scene. It has a divine dining area, take-out meals, some of the best drinks in town, and has become a hotspot for outstanding music, live entertainment, spoken word and local art. You can enjoy Southern-style BBQ, live jazz, blues, and R&B for mature audiences. They also showcases comedy and open mic. This is a place for musicians, vocalists, poets, comedians, artists and enthusiasts to help contribute to Baltimore’s resurgence to being a birthplace and launch-pad for outstanding performing artists. Check it out; tell them that “Rambling Rose” told you! For more information, call 410-462-2010.
Well, my dear friends, I have to go, but before I do, I want to tell you about my new website. I am really excited about it. I have two now. Check it out! It is www.rambling-rose.com and the other one is www.rosapryormusic.com. Well, you know if you need me you can call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.