Hello everyone. Girlfriend, this has been a very busy week for me and more to come. If you have the energy then come on and hang with me.
There is so much going on. First, I want to tell you that my 55th class reunion was the BOMB! We had a damn good time. It was only about 75 of us, but we all had a ball.
“Rambling Rose” recently finished celebrating her 55th class reunion with her classmates from Edmondon High School, class of 1963. We had a long and wonderful weekend hanging out at the Pikesville Hilton and our banquet was at the Forum Caterers. The planning committee was: l/r (back) Rev. Ruth Travis, Vera Adams Newton, Robert Isaacs; l/r (front) Virginia Jones, Rosa Pryor-Trusty, Pat Weldon Wheatley and Welford “Mac” McLellan. (Courtesy Photo)
This week is also going to be very busy for us and you too if you are hanging with me. There will be a night of the Blues at the Eubie Blake Center, with the Ursula Ricks Project, Sept. 29, 847 North Howard Street starting at 8 p.m. There will be dinner available and a cash bar.
The Howard E. Rollins Foundation will host “An Evening with Howard” featuring the late star of stage and screen. The event will celebrate his work on the television show “In the Heat of the Night.” The celebration will take place Oct. 6, 8:00 p.m.-midnight, at the Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, Maryland. The event includes dinner & B.Y.O.B, free setups, vendors and door prizes. For more information, call Kenneth Fields at 443-221-0324.
It is a must to go to the Baltimore Book Festival, Sept. 28 thru Sunday, September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The festival offers family fun with authors of many genres, illustrators, storytellers, crafts, music and food. My dear friends let me tell you, this is a wonderful event for everyone. I have participated in the Book Festival since 2003 and there is nothing like it. Admission is free to the public and there is live entertainment all three days.
Sam H. Wilson Jr., the Arena Players founder and first president (1953) and Irvin Turner (not pictured), Arena Players’ youth theater founder, will be honored on Sept. 28 at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. The event will take place 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information, contact James “Winky” Camphor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is another event for your entertainment pleasure; “Diamonds in Jazz,” featuring Dr. Phil Butts Eighteen Piece Big Band, at the American Legion. The concert is Sept. 21, from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Song stylist “Larzine” will perform songs made famous by Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Nancy Wilson. The American Legion is located at 4424 Painters Mill Road in Owings Mill, Maryland. They have food and cocktails for sale.
“Side Street Duo” consists of Jeff Wilson and Lamont “Terry” Battle from Baltimore’s own “Jump Street Band” is performing at a brand new venue called, Cured 18th & 21st, which is a night club and restaurant located 10980 Grantchester Way in Columbia, Maryland. The group will perform every Sunday thru December and the show time is 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Another free event for the community is at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Sept. 29 at 3:00 p.m., the music of Caleb Stine will be performed at the Light Street Branch. Peabody at the Library will present performances by student musicians from the Peabody Conservatory at the Orleans Street branch on Sept. 29 at 2:00 p.m. and the Washington Village branch on Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m. and at the Hamilton branch on Oct. 11 at 6:00 p.m.
I am almost out of space, but I have a couple more things I want to tell you about. The One Sports Bar & Lounge, 4314 Curtis Avenue in Curtis Bay, is jumping up and down doing the James Brown every Saturday night. They have had Greg Cooper, who is a James Brown impersonator, Big Daddy Stallings and Eddie Wonder, who is a Teddy Pendergrass impressionist, just to name a few. Well my dear friends, this weekend our own“Tell Em’Suggar,” comedian, Ms. Maybelle will be performing here on Sept. 29. Call 410-830-1077 for show time.
There is so much more, but next time. I got to go, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at email@example.com. Until the next time, I’m musically yours.