The METRO-WEST-TEMPS, an R&B group I have admired for a long time, are five co-workers at the Social Security Administration’s Metro-West building in downtown Baltimore. In 1996, they decided to use their God-given talents to help Maryland’s less fortunate by performing an annual SSA sponsored fundraiser called CFC, where they helped raise millions of dollars for the poor.
In 2011, John and Steve are now retired, with Mike, Pete, and Kim not far behind. They continue to provide an energetic, spirited and professional show. This Baltimore Motown Temptation group has grown to be SSA’s No. 1 source of entertainment for retirement parties, birthdays, family reunions and more.
The METRO-WEST TEMPS will perform every third Sunday for a “Fun Day Dinner Party” with a four-course dinner at Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral St., 4-8 p.m. The Dunbar Jazz Band and the Last Chance Singers will perform. For ticket information, call 410-396-1324 or Steve Scribner at 410-532-2274.
Speaking of oldies music, one of my favorite subjects, the Trinity Chapter No 5 O.E.S.-P.H.A., is presenting its second annual “Acapellas Under the Street Light Show and Dance” featuring live the “Heavenly Bless,” “Part Harmony” and a group called “NICE.” Enjoy the evening with line-dancing, hand-dancing, free styling, light buffet, cash bar and B.Y.O.B at the Moose Lodge, 801 Mylander Lane, Towson, Md., on April 16, 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. For ticket information, call 410-241-2919.
The Johnston Square Department of Social Services Reunion takes place on April 16, 2-4 p.m., at the Hibachi Grill, 3551 Washington Blvd., in Lansdowne, Md. For more information, call Thelma Harvey at 443-740-4958.
Now you know, I can talk about some blues all night, but this young lady, you got to go to see. If you are a blues lover, please don’t miss seeing Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers. Jackie has local roots that make Hampton Roads home. Coming from varied backgrounds and influences makes for a hot combination of blues, jazz and R&B packed with soul when you encounter and fall under the power of Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers.
It was in Chicago that Jackie received her baptism into the blues. She has opened for BB King, Taj Mahal, Nellie Travis, Chicago Blues Woman, Westside Bluesman, Howlin’ Wolf and Eddie Shaw, just to name a few. They will be performing on April 23 at Mac’s Blues Club on Harford Road in Baltimore. I’ll see you there.
Well, my dear friends, this is it. I’m out of time and out of space. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or you can e-mail me at email@example.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.