Hello everyone, how are you doing? I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. This week, I want to feature certain individuals who are doing some positive things in our community.

Lydia Murray is co-CEO and founder of Christ My Lord Saves (CMLS) Productions, an event planning company in Baltimore.

During her time with the local unions, Lydia successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements for Prince George’s Community College and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. She was organizer and representative for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

After 11 years with local unions, Lydia decided that God had a new direction for her and her family. She spent two years as a client relations adviser for Chrysler and BMW, during which time she perfected team-building skills and developed strategic thinking capabilities, which in turn earned her top sales honors.

On Aug. 28, 2010, Lydia’s event-planning and her superior organizational skills turned her “vision into action” with the production of “An Evening of Elegant Entertainment.” The event, produced by Lydia, showcased CMLS Productions at Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Owings Mills (where Lydia is a member and part of the church’s hospitality ministry). From spoken word, comedy, fashion, R&B to gospel, Lydia’s dreams and God’s work were set to stage. “My next step is the production and orchestration of a ‘mega-show’ to take place at Lincoln University, in honor of Black History Month,” says Lydia. For more information, contact Lydia Murray at 410-241-8738.

On March 6, 4-5:30 p.m., the St Paul’s Jazz Band will give you a fascinating afternoon of music with young people who are exploring the world of jazz, with musician, producer and educator Carl Grubbs as director. It will be held at the “An die Musik Live!” located 409 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Carl Grubbs with his lovely wife, Barbara, have been providing the teaching of music for children for years. Their music camp provides an intensive program of specialized music instruction for children ages 8-17. The focus of the program is learning the fundamentals of music, playing the instrument of their choice, reading music, using computers to create music and performing. The intended outcomes of the music camp are to increase the participant’s understanding and appreciation of music, strengthen their music abilities and expose them to career opportunities in music through interaction with professional musicians, visiting artists and field trips. For more information on the St. Paul’s Jazz Band and Carl’s program, call 410-944-2909.

The Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund is having their annual Gospel Prayer Breakfast on March 19, 8 a.m. until noon at the Normandy Room, 4116 E. Lombard St. in Baltimore. The program will include Barbara Nicholson, WCAO Heaven 600 radio personality and the Rev. Dorothy Boulware of St. John’s Transformation Baptist Church as hostesses; Pastor Lee Michaels, Heaven 600 program director and morning show host and pastor of Manifest Wonders Christian Center, will do a sermonette. Performing are the Remnants of Annapolis, gospel singing group; the Wilson Park Male Chorus; Katie Davenport, gospel soloist; and Ainte’ Dora & Pumpkin, known for their comedy skit. A breakfast buffet will be served. For more information or tickets, call 410-833-9474.

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

Lydia Murray and husband Charles Murray are co-CEO and founders of Christ My Lord Saves Productions, an event planning company in Baltimore. Lydia, a native of Baltimore, spent 25 years with the Giant Food Co., until leaving to become a union advocate with such organizations as Teamsters, AFSCME, SEIU, and UFCW. Centennial Celebration in memory of Clarence M. Mitchell Jr., a Civic Rights Centennial Program will be held at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave. at 2 p.m. March 5, and on March 6 the celebration will continue at a special church service at Sharp Street Memorial Methodist Church, 1206 Etting St. at 10 a.m. in Baltimore. Both events are free.