Hello my dear friends, what a wonderful week we got coming up. Last week was not so bad either. I want to thank all my supporters and friends for coming to the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Press Reception last week. This year we will award seven scholarships and still need your donations and ticket purchases to complete our task on Oct. 28 at the Rosa Pryor music Scholarship Award Banquet where these seven little ones will receive their scholarships. For more information, call 410-833-9474.

It came across my desk recently about a gentleman many of you may know. His name is Dick Smith. Vocalist and former Washington Redskin, Dick Smith is a legend in D.C., both as a performer and as an organizer of Jazz Night in Southwest, the long-running concert series that draws hundreds of music fans to the Westminster Presbyterian Church every Friday night. In addition to lending his talents to that effort, Smith has been a featured performer at the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Blue Bar and other D.C. area venues. On Oct. 12 he will present the Larry Brown Quintet with Larry Brown on piano, Kent Miller on bass, Dominic Smith on drums, Thad Wilson on trumpet and Peter Fraize playing sax.

This is such a new and exciting program which also includes my favorite, some “Down Home Blues”. That is right! Also under the leadership of Dick Smith, every Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 400 First St., S.W. in Washington, D.C. the blues rock the stage with some of the regions’ finest blues musicians and entertainers. These events attract crowds from both the D.C. and Baltimore areas. The next blues show is schedules for Oct. 8 fare is to feature Charlie Sayles and the Blues Disciples with Charlie Sayles on harmonica and vocals, Clarence Turner on bass, Tony Fazio on guitar, and Greg Phillips on drums and J. J. Gray playing sax. For more information and tickets, call 202-484-7700.

More blues– Charles “Big Daddy” Stallings is to perform at the New 5 Mile House, 5302 Reisterstown Rd., in Baltimore on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. For more information, email jt@bigdaddystallings.com.

James Brailsford is a member of the Neptune Yacht Club, which is the oldest African American Yacht Club in the United States. Brailsford and the members are having a fish fry on Oct. 6 at Sandy Point State Park from noon until 5 p.m. For more information, call Romaine Chase-Brailsford at 410-367-1819 or 410-961-1819.

LaVista Foundation with host their seventh annual cabaret on Oct. 6, 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 125 York Road in Towson. You will be entertained by the Panama Band and Singers. For more information, call Pete at 410-325-9242.

My dear friends, I have decided to create a gospel calendar in conjunction with John Carrington of WCAO Heaven 600 FM Radio.

Celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ at a special service 10 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Four Points, by Sheraton BWI, 1001 Scott Drive. For more information, call 301-655-2806.

Greater Hope Church of God in Christ, 314 N. Gilmor St. invites you to “Laugh on US Comedy Night” on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Enjoy comedian, Rob Richardson. The Sermon Gospel Singers and a Comedy contest offering you a chance to compete. For more information, call 420-261-7213.

The “House I Live In” film screening and discussion is scheduled on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles St. The movie tells the stories of individuals at all levels of “American’s War on Drugs.” This event is free and open to the public.

Praise Temple Outreach Ministries wants folks to tell someone about Jesus Oct.13 in a national day of evangelism. For more information, call Keith Alston at 410-779-8235.

New Antioch Baptist Church, 5609 Old Court Rd., presents a pastor appreciation comedy and concert on Oct. 13. You will be entertained by comedian Marcus D. Riley. Heaven 600 (WCAO) Mid-Day Diva Doresa Harvey will be the M.C. For more information, call 410-521-7866.

Well my dear friends, I am out of time and space. If you need me, call 410-833-9474 or email me at: rosapryor@aol.com.UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.