“FRIENDS OF ARENA PLAYERS, SPONSOR PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE PLAY”

Hello everyone, how are you doing? Honey child, have I got some goodies for you this week and next week. One of the most interesting things coming up is a play called “Satchmo and Baby Dolly.” I even like the name. This is an original play by Camay Murphy and Randy Smith chronicling the relationship between Louis Armstrong and Blanche Calloway amidst the jazz music scene of the 20’s and 30’s. This two act play will remind you of the days of the Old Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore.

Much has been written about Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong but little attention has been given to the relationship that developed between Blanche Calloway and the renowned trumpeter. Their collaboration and interaction evoked many memorable performances and their recordings are still sought after.

This play is the first production sponsored by Friends of the Arena Players. The opening date is Nov. 11 with reception starting at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 with a matinee at 2 p.m. at the Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy, on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Dolphin Street. For ticket information, call Camay Murphy at 410-367-4292.

The 7th Annual “Rejoice Again” Concert with “The Rejoice Choir” hearing voices from churches throughout the greater metropolitan area in one; produced and directed by musical genius, Baltimore’s own, Glen Grainger. Special appearance with a dynamic play, called “Returning to Jesus.” This event will be held 4 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Israel Baptist Church, 1200 N. Washington St., Baltimore, where Dr. H. Walden Wilson II is pastor. For ticket information, call Glenn at 443-416-3924.

Ladies and gentlemen, I know I have presented you with some fantastic shows and events coming up, but you must add the Arch Social Club event to your list. Back by popular demand, Baltimore’s own legendary, Winfield Parker & His Revue with the soulful Juanita Williams, Jasmine Williams, Lady Ashley and The Untouch Band will set the stage on fire with their mixture of old school, top 40 and oldie but goodie songs. Catch this show 5-9 p.m., Nov. 13, at the Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Ave. in Baltimore. For ticket information, call Glenny Moore at 410-323-2410. I’ll see you there!

FYI (FOR YOUR INFORMATION)
*Diamond Jim Sears, as known to his many industry friends was originally from Baltimore and worked both as an account executive and on-air personality for stations WSID and WEBB in Baltimore has passed. His memorial services were last week in Miami Gardens, Fla.

*Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce has their monthly meetings, the first Wednesday of the month at Coppin State University in the Talon Hall, 7 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public.

*H. Marie Dunsen Dawson, director of development of Child Evangelism Fellowship Organization, a faith-based and character building agency. The program is called The Good News Clubs, which are held after school in Baltimore City and County Schools. For more information, call 443-324-5384 or go to hmarie.dunsendawson@gmail.com.

Oh my goodness! It is about that time. I am out of space. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.