Hello my dear friends! A new year, new things to do and we are at the end of the first month of the year but it will end it with a “wow factor.” A new entertainment production company is in town offering a “Live Entertainment Brunch” featuring gospel, jazz and R&B groups-- including Voices of Faith & Praise, Baron Howard, Jessica Anderson, Tiffany K, 5 A.M. Praise and many others-- every Sunday at the Best Western Hotel Travel Plaza (formerly Toby’s Dinner Theater), located at 5625 O’Donnell Street. The promoter is Sandra Martin. Guess who else will be there? Rambling Rose! Yes, I will be there, too, signing copies of my new book, along with comedian Howard G, who is emceeing the event. For ticket information, call 571-288-3314. We will see you there!
For those of you who like bus trips to Atlantic City, I’ve got one for you. The Nomads Van Club is going to the casinos on Jan. 25, from noon to midnight. Buses will leave from the I-70 Park N Ride near Security Boulevard. Food and beverages are included in the price of the bus ticket. For more information, call Willie Godfrey at 410-367-7952.
The Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with the Peabody Institute, will be presenting “Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club”, a concert experience for its alumni, associate members and guests. On Jan. 30, Vijay Iyer Trio will be performing at the Peabody Institute, with saxophonist Gary Thomas, for two shows: 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. For more information, go to the web site www.peabodyjazz.org/hopkinsclub/.
Mark your calendar for the Second Charm City Langston Hughes Literary Form & Book Fair. It will take place on Feb. 1 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church’s Family Life Center; 2100 N. Monroe Street in Baltimore, from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 would be James Mercer Langston Hughes’ 112th birthday. Since 1991, Lou Fields has organized American history programs during Black History Month. This event is a free, family-friendly, educational program. Take your children, students and senior citizens to New Shiloh Baptist Church and celebrate the literary genius of one of America’s most prolific writers: Langston Hughes. Some of the special guest authors who will be participating are: Professor Dolan Hubbard, Professor Monique Akassi, civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit, Professor Larry S. Gibson, AFRO Entertainment Columnist Rosa Pryor, Freedom Fighter writer Moses Newsome and historian Lou Fields, just to name a few. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 443-983-7974.
OOPS! I am out of space! Terrible situation! It is time for the “fat lady to sing.” Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out my website; www.rambling-rose.com andwww.rosapryormusic.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.