Hello my dear friends, I hope everything is well with you. I have been pretty busy myself. Between my book signing tours; going to funerals and coming out of retirement to introduce my new group to Baltimore. Girlfriend! It has been hectic, but fun.
As many of you known by now that my dear friend, as he was to many of you, “Sir Johnny O” passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was one of the first radio disc jockeys in the 60’s, along with Larry Dean who was responsible for him having a management position at WWIN-AM and remained on the air for over 20 years. In his position he helped, inspired and advised many other radio personalities such as; the late Rockin Robin, the late Fat Daddy; Sam Beasley, Guy Broady, Curtis Anderson, J.B. Brown, Kweisi Mfume, Lenny Moore, Tim Watts, Randy Dennis, Bob Mathers, Larry Young, Don Brooks, and, on the female side, Dr. Louise Johnson, Daisy Brown and yours truly, just to name a few. Every morning before he left the air, his famous words were: “Wake up sleeping beauty, your Prince Charming just kissed you”. Well, my friend, sleep on my dear Prince, your charming Princess just kissed you back. May you rest in peace. You will be so missed.
Dante Daniels, the owner of Maceo’s Restaurant and Lounge on Monroe Street will have a grand opening this weekend of their new upscale restaurant called Colin’s Seafood and Grill, located 3653 Offut Road off Liberty Road in Randallstown. The food is superb, serving fresh seafood of all kinds, ribs, steaks, salads and etc. with beautiful atmosphere and service. Let us not forget the same goes for the their popular club, Maceo’s that is still jumping up and down with good soul food and live entertainment every Thursday night.
I want to thank all of you who came to Identity ULTRA Lounge, located at 8521 Liberty Road for my first show with my new R&B group, “Signature Live,” after retirement almost 18 years ago when I was managing entertainers such as: Nikki Cooper and Sir Thomas Hurley, Bobby Ward, Andy Ennis and, Clayton McLendon, just to name a few. Thank you all so much for your support. We packed the house and everyone enjoyed themselves. Special thanks go to Mildred Battle, Tom Saunders, Carlos Hutchins and Charles Faison for their help of getting tickets sold in advance. So I am bringing the group back, by popular demand on Dec. 12, same time and same place. So mark your calendar. For more information, call Leroy Friend, the owner of the Identity ULTRA Lounge at 717-758-4341.
Honey Child! This must be playwright month. There is another play, written, directed and produced by Derrick D. Dixon for 3DDD Productions, called “Same Script, Different Cast.” The play will make you laugh, think and cry. It is a stage play that deals with real life situations. It will be put on at The Walter Arts Museum, 600 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. For more information call, 443-474-4694 or email Derrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark, renowned blues singer and musician will be performing at one of the premier blues and jazz venues in Washington, D.C., Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 400 I Street, S.W., Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold at door. For more information, send an email to email@example.com.
One other thing I want to tell you about before I go is about a Harvest Dinner and Concert presented on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. by Harry Warsaw and Spread the Word Cathedral, 4100 Frankford Avenue in Baltimore, where Bishop Vernon McBride, is the pastor. The concert will include Heavenly Bless Gospel Group, About My Father’s Business, Genise Williams and God’s Worshippers and The Ferebee Boyz Plus One. For ticket information, call 410-419-9220.
Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and time. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.