Hello my dear friends, I hope everything is going well for you. Before I begin, I just want to say to the family of James “Biddy” Wood that I thank you for all your generosity and love you gave to his Home Going and Musical Tribute. He is now with the love of his life, Damita Jo, and his dear friends Al Brown and Charlie Tilghman. Some of his favorite musicians too, such as: Chico Johnson, Mickey Fields, Johnny Polite, Vernon Wolst, Fuzzy Kane, Jennelle Fisher, “Super Duper” Nikki Cooper, Dave Ross, Chico Blair, Sonny Fowlkes, Eddie Gough, Melvin Spears, Tracey McClery, Charles Harris, Bill Harris, Danny Brown and Jimmy Wells, just to name a few waiting for his queue to start singing his signature song “Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On.” His night club in heaven will be one of a kind. For more information on “Biddy” Wood Legacy Book that will be published, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. And I will tell you how you can be a part of it.

Just a reminder that the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a Black & Gold Ball 8 p.m. – midnght Oct. 22, at the Forum Caterers. The honorees are internationally famous entertainers the Softones and the music genius, Joe Hosea, bassist and guitarist. The mistresses of ceremony are WEAA 88.9 FM Radio Personality Sandi Mallory and renowned radio personality Lauren Thompson. The host for the evening is Carlos Hutchins. Entertainment will be provided by East Coast recording artists out of New Jersey “Little Jazz Giants” and Baltimore’s own Blues recording artist, Charles “Big Daddy” Stalling and his Band. The Black & Gold formal red carpet Hollywood style will include champagne served when you enter while waiting to go into the ballroom. As you walk the “Red Carpet” you pictures will be taken as you are greeted by members of the organization with large spotlights showing off your black & gold gowns and tux. Entering the ballroom you will be greeted with live entertainment and large screens showing pictures slides of scholarship winners from 1991 thru 2010, the musicians who have received awards, and all the guests who ever attended the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund fundraiser’s. Your tickets will also include open bar and buffet. You will get the opportunity to meet, hear scholarship winners perform and see them receive their scholarship certificates. Then you’ll dance the night away. Because of your support, five children between the ages of 5-17 years of age will be able to pursue their dreams of one day being famous musicians, singers, music professors or performing on Broadway, etc. For more information, call 410-833-9474 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:rosapryor@aol.com” rosapryor@aol.com.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of time and out of space. Be good to each other. UNTIL THE NEXT, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.