“IT’S NOT OVER WITH YET! THE FESTIVALS, PARADES AND THE CRABS”

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Hello everyone! How are you? Oh, I am wonderful, thanks for asking. We only have a few more weeks to go and it will all be over. I am talking about most of the festivals, very few parades and the crabs, oh well … after Labor Day Weekend, the summer is gone. But in the meantime, let’s party.

A club I used to ride with a hundred years ago, called the Banderleros Motorcycle Club on Edmondson Avenue, would you believe is still there and stronger than ever. I ran into some of the members, not so long ago, and they were telling me that now, they are called, “The Original Banderleros Motorcycle Club Inc."; “The Mother Chapter,” as they should be. This weekend on Aug. 27, starting from their club house, 2025 Edmondson Ave., they are having a parade and neighborhood revitalization effort. There will be marching bands, vendors, community and charitable organizations involved. Check it out.

We have a couple of festivals I want to talk to you about. One is the R&B Fest, noon – 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Sailwinds Park, 200 Byrn St., Cambridge, Md., produced by the hardest working night club promoter in Baltimore, Carlos Hutchins. There will be several acts including Baltimore’s own, the Rollex Band, DJ Sugar Chris, Stacy Brooks Blues Band, Lou Jerome, Rico, Caprise and the headliner is international recording artists “Plunky and the Oneness.” You can drive out yourself or get on the buses they have provided for a small fee. Call 410-426-9465 for more information.

The other festival I want to tell you about is the one I go to every year, the Tony Williams Jazz Scholarship Festival in Philadelphia, taking place Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2 – 5 for 4 days and 3 nights at the Embassy Suite, 9000 Bartram Ave., Philadelphia, Penn. Headlining this show is the one and only, one of the greatest comedians, “Bill” Cosby, along with other acts such as Dick Morgan, Barbara Morrison, Larry McKenna, Tommy Grice, Tony Williams, Don Wilson, Lee Smith, Mike Boone, Craig McIver, Dave Posmontier, Miss Justine, Ronnie Waters, Phil Wright, Walter Clark, Asher Stein, Rob Henderson, Youth Jazz Performance, and many more outstanding artists. Call the Embassy Suites at 215-365-4500 for hotel accommodations and call Thelma Anderson for the festival package at 215-753-0232.

Now, for the crabs; Jim “Magic” Johnson and “The Old School Runners” are having their Annual Crab Feast 2-6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave. This event is always out-of-site! The buffet is to die for and the crabs are always awesome. For ticket information, call “Magic” at 443-676-9038.

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“Moore Clinic and Osler 8, 2011 Charity Fundraiser” will take place 4-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Belvedere Hotel, 1 E. Chase St., Baltimore on the 13th floor. Buffet, music and cash bar are included with your ticket. This is a fundraiser that “Tiger Lil’" started a few years ago. All proceeds will benefit the “Michael Del Bianco Pharmacy Fund.” For ticket information, call Tiger Lil at 410-585-4331.

Well, my dear friends, we are out of space. If you need me or have some information for me, just email me at rosapryor@aol.com or call me at 410-833-9474. Make sure that you call the Afro-American Newspaper and renew your subscription so you won't miss me. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.