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Hello my dear friends! What an exciting month this is. Believe me, a lot is going on. First of all the Lexington Market is celebrating every day in February except for Sundays, with musical performances, exhibits and book signings with authors from all over Maryland. Free concerts from 12 noon until 2 p.m. every Saturday and Monday’s thru Friday’s noon until 1 p.m. All events for Black History month begin 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is open to the public and it is free.

I am so excited to tell you about one of our children who receive a scholarship from the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund in 1996. Vernon Hill is his name. He recently released his new single “Jesus Is Calling.” He is a graduate of Shenandoah University Music Conservatory where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music production and engineering. His skills and education led to him scoring the independent short film, “Dress to Impress,” which was featured at the Chicago International Music Film Festival. Hill currently serves as music coordinator at First Christian Community Church in Annapolis. He is also a studio engineer with Rhema Vision Studio in Owings Mills. You can follow Vernon Hill on Facebook and Twitter.

This is not only Black History Month, but also we are celebrating Valentine’s Day next week and J.C. Productions has geared up for a fantastic Valentine’s Day Show and Dance starring many of our local entertainers, such as: “The Mighty Smooth-N-Company”, “Fabulous Friends”, “Class”, “Unity”, “Simply Black”, female vocalists; Ms. Star, Ms. Val, Ms. Cookie Ms. Sonja and Mr. Mack James, formally of WEBB, WSIO, V-103 and WWIN radio personality. This event will be held, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 8 at the Gentleman Ten Social Club, 2135 Edmondson Ave. in Baltimore. It is a cabaret style event, so B.Y.O.B.; free set-ups and dinners on sale. For more information, call 410-944-8944 and ask for Mr. Chambers.

An organization named, Beloved Community Services Corporation presents an evening of jazz featuring Carlos Johnson & Zone One Band featuring Carlos Johnson on vocals and alto saxophone, Jackie Hairston on keyboards, and Leon Alexander on drums. Also a group called Deep Water, a group whose influences are historically long and diverse going back to Duke Ellington, Dizzy and Monk. It will be held 5 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Room of Remembrance, 1219 Druid Hill Avenue.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and out of time, but, if you need me, call me at 410- 833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I AM MUSICALLY YOURS.

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