Home Local Rambling Rose Originally published December 23, 2013


Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! And Happy Kwanzaa!

by Rosa Pryor

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    Travis Winkey Studio presents the 24 Karat Gold Awards & Fashion Show on Dec. 29 at Owings Mill Mall (lot 3, Door 3, near JC Penney’s). Hosted by state Sen. Joan Carter Conway and Larry Young of WOLB 1010 AM Radio. For more information and tickets, call 410-669-1220. (Courtesy Photo)

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Merry, Merry Christmas my dear friends and fans! I wish you much love and happiness. May your holidays be as you wish it to be.

We will start by tell you about one of my favorite person in Baltimore, the legendary Travis Winkey, who is an icon in this city for the impact he’s had on fashion. I was at the Lexington Market last week for one of his annual Christmas Fashion Show, and honey child! It was off the hook! Did you hear me? Lexington Market will not be the same again. It was people-packed from the door to the stage where the runway stood for his models to strut and WOW! As usual Winkey, his staff and models put on a very professional and entertaining show for over two hours. Well, if you missed that one, don’t miss this show. You will get the opportunity to see Travis Winkey one more time this year. What you will see will be the result of 40 years of hard work, sacrifice, love and passion he has for the business of fashion. “Winkey’s 24 Karat Gold Awards & Fashion” show will be held on Dec. 29, 1-5 p.m., at Owings Mill Mall. It will be a celebration of fashion, food, fun, and entertainment and will include the presentation of Black Business Awards.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you forgot a Christmas gift for a friend or a family member, well darling don’t worry, I got your back. Because you can get an autographed copy of my book, African American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland. That’s right! I will be doing a book signing at Everyone’s Place, 1356 W. North Avenue in Baltimore, on Dec. 28 from 1-3 p.m. See you there. For more information, call 410-728-0877 or go to website:

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore’s premier facility. Located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets, its exhibits highlight the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland’s African American community. So it is fitting that Kwanzaa creator Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, shares this weekend with them. He also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Durban, South Africa and is the author of several scholarly articles and books. Dr. Karenga forged the pan-African cultural holiday Kwanzaa, guided by Nguzo Saba, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, and wrote the authoritative Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture. The event is Dec. 28 12-4 p.m.


*Lexington Market: Dec. 27 12-2 p.m.: Space Band

*Lexington Market: Dec. 28 12-2 p.m.: LA & The Unusual Suspects Band

*New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 8 p.m.-4 a.m. at Diamondz Event Center & Mall, 9980 Liberty Rd., for ticket information, call 410-521-1155.

* New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade Gala on Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena. A MarvaD Events, call 410-599-9159.

Enjoy your holiday and be safe. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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