By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO
Hello everyone, how are you? This week I just want to profile some of my friends and yours to acknowledge their contributions. You may recognize a few of them and that is good. I just want them to know Baltimore appreciates their work. They have and still are contributing to the community and sharing their skills and gifts with others. There are so many more on my list I want to recognize, which I will do in my next column.
Now what is going on in Baltimore this week? Well my dear friends, “Moon Man” a legendary radio disc-jockey from back in the day, who is now Entertainment Promoter is presenting and hosting a “Motown Show & Dance” (Cabaret Style) featuring live from Detroit, Jr. Walker’s All Star Band, the Detroit Ladies of Soul, Blue Magic, featuring Richard Pratt’s Ten Karat Gold Band, the Panama Band and the Virtuoso Band on August 17 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call 443-857-2771.
We also have the John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet, performing at Caton Castle on Hilton and Caton Ave., in Baltimore on August 18, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. His side men are: Michael Hairston, Bob Butta, Michael Graham and Jesse Moody. Sounds like a real jazz session to me.
Oh! Before I forget, I want to say happy birthday to my adopted daughter and one of the funniest ladies I know. I’m talking about the one and only “Mrs. Maybelle,” Baltimore’s renowned comedienne who is celebrating her 52nd birthday in cabaret style. It is BYOB & BYOF with live entertainment, DJ music and free food. Her party is August 19 for 6 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. I will see you there.
Look my dear friends and fans, you go out and enjoy yourself and if I have helped in any way I am glad. I also want to thank the many seniors who supported me at the Bangin’ with the Boomers luncheon last Thursday. I especially want to thank my boss, Kamau High, Managing Editor of the AFRO, for taking time out of his busy schedule to have lunch with me. Everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves and promised they will be back for another dynamite luncheon with “Rambling Rose” on September 13, noon-3 p.m. at the Promenade Dance Sport Facility, 2605 Lord Baltimore Drive in Windsor Mill, Maryland.
I am out of space, I got to go. But remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected]. Until the next time, I’m musically yours.