Hello, hello, hello! To all of my dear friends and readers, I want to start off by thanking all of the 300 guests, from all walks of life, who supported me and my organization’s fundraiser, the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Gospel Prayer Breakfast that was March 19. It was an awesome, sold out, successful event. Thanks to you who sent donations and purchased tickets and was there to see everything first-hand. I want to also thank all the members for their strong support in selling their tickets for this event.

Added to a special thanks is to Pastor Lee Michaels, who gave an inspiring sermonette that brought our guest to their feet; Barbara Nicholson, as my mistress of ceremony, kept the program very professional and organized; our God-sent musicians, singers and fantastic gospel groups, Remnants of Annapolis, Wilson Park Male Chorus and Katie “KT” Davenport, who kept our guests entertained, rejoicing, clapping their hands, patting their feet and shouting in the aisles. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and the children who will be receiving the profit from this event thank you, too.

Because of space this week, instead of complete informative information, I am giving you a calendar of events of places you can go and things you can do for the next couple of weeks. Get your paper and pen out and take notes or you can just keep this copy of the Afro-American Newspaper with you.


1. The Meritocrats Spring Fling is Saturday, April 2, 9 p.m. -1 a.m. at the Pikesville Community Hall. Call Rob Gregory at 443-506-7996 for ticket information.

2. Big Daddy Stallings & The Bluez Evolution Band will be performing on Saturday, April 2, at Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., 12 – 2 p.m. This is a free event.

3. Proud Mary’s Restaurant & Brencore Entertainment are bringing the live blues bands on Wednesday evenings, 7-10 p.m., starting Wednesday, April 6, located 13600 King Charles Terrace, Ft. Washington, Md. It is free!

4. Nadine Rae & The Allstars Blues band will be performing at Chef Mac’s & All That Blues Club, located 4709 Hartford Road, Baltimore, on Friday, April 8, 8 p.m. until 12 midnight. BYOB. Call 410-319-6227 for reservation.

5. WOLB’s 1010 AM Radio Station Appreciation Night is Thursday, April 14 at Mo’s Crab & Pasta Factory, 502 Albermarle St., Baltimore, 6:30-9 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Larry Young, 410-907-0364.

Well my dear friends, it is about that time. By the time you read this column, I will be on a seven-day cruise to Bahamas with almost 500 of my friends and readers of the “Rambling Rose” column. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or e-mail me a UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.