Hello everyone, how are you doing? I am doing great thank you for asking. As you know this week is Mother’s Day weekend and for the first time, I want to salute the moms, who have been in the entertainment field most of their lives as I have, raising a family and doing so successfully. I myself have four children, 27 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and I have been in the music/ entertainment industry 60 years and counting. So, as you see from the gallery of my photos on this page, I am not the only one. It was not an easy job, but we did what we love and have a passion for. Not that we didn’t have a 9-5 job too, but we did what we had to do and still took care of our children. I take my hat off to these few ladies I have listed and say job well done, Happy Mother’s Day to you from “yours truly.”

(Top row l-r) Larzine Talley, singer; Marsha Reeves-Jews, radio personality; Ronnie Jackson, night club owner; Eartha Lamkin, musician and jazz singer; Pamela “Maybelle” Hill, entertainer and producer; (Bottom row l-r) Sandi Mallory, radio personality and entertainer; Eleanor Janey, musician,promoter and producer; Tiger Lil, night club Starmaid; The AFRO’s Valerie Fraling, social events and restaurants journalist; Bernadine Dorsey, musician mom. (Courtesy Photos)

Alright guys, I am talking about the sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grands, husband, etc.; it is time to show your appreciation and take this lady out for an evening she will never forget. Now, I am going to give you a couple of suggestions just in case you want to do something different to show this lady how much you love her and appreciate her.

If she loves jazz, then a nice place to take her is the Caton Castle, on Caton Ave. and Hilton St., for their Mother’s Day celebration featuring the Houston Person jazz show on May 12, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. For more information, call 410-566-7086.

Maybe she likes gospel music, well, there is a Mother’s Day gospel concert on May 12, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, in Catonsville. Honey child, this show will feature some of the “baddest” gospel singers around including: Marvin Sapp, Fred Hammond, Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Charles Jenkins, Take 6 and James Fortune, just to name a few.

Now if you want to take one day this weekend and just be laid back and casual, check out an event touted as, “Baltimore’s Biggest Urban Alcoholic Beverage Expo,” on May 12, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at the 5th Regiment Armory on Howard and Preston Sts. This event includes: games of chance, food vendors, jewelry and apparel vendors, prizes and a lot more.

Much love to all the mothers; enjoy life, be happy, let no one take your joy. I got to go now, but remember 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