‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ to Rambling Rose Special Couples! 

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO

Hello everyone, I just want to say “Happy Sweetheart Weekend” to all my friends. Fellows! This is the time flowers and chocolate candy come into play. I also want to say Happy Anniversary to me “Rambling Rose” for 23 years with the AFRO. That’s right, Valentine’s Day 23 years ago I did my first column for them. Thanks to you, I am still rambling.

While you are enjoying the pictures of our lovely couples on this page, you will also find that I have prepared some suggestions of where you can take your “Sweetie”.

*It’s Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Get romanced with master crooner Smokey Robinson on stage at the MGM National Harbor Theatre, Oxon Hill, Md. starting at 8 p.m.

‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ to Rambling Rose Special Couples!

*Celebration of Love with dinner, entertainment, laughter, cash bar and vendors 7 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Brookside Commons Clubhouse, 4810 Coyle Rd. in Owings Mills, Md. featuring Chelsey Green and host & comedian Larry Lancaster.

*Arena Players will host “Purlie” in celebration of the musicals 50th Broadway Anniversary. Special guest to perform is Melba Moore 8 p.m. on Feb. 14, at the Arena Players, 801 McCulloh St. in Baltimore. Call 410-728-6500.

*Valentine’s weekend  Feb. 14-15 Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md. will feature Eddie Levert 8 p.m. on both nights.

* The Avenue Bakery will host the unveiling of The Avenue and Beyond exhibit which will tell the story of the Royal Theater, and more than a baker’s dozen movie theaters that thrived in the Pennsylvania Avenue commercial district from 1907 to 1986 on Feb.15 at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Avenue Bakery at 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue. Amy Davis, author and Baltimore Sun photographer will discuss her research and sign her photo book, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. Lady Brion, Executive District will be on hand to share the vision of the organization for our historic Pennsylvania Avenue. Also Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor-Trusty, author and noted Entertainment Columnist for the AFRO American Newspaper, will share her perspective on the Avenue’s entertainment history. Rosa’s book, African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland and her other book about Pennsylvania Avenue will be available for purchase and signing. Open to the public.

*On Feb. 15 there will be two important programs to honor Tubman and Douglass at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Another will take place at 9 p.m-1 a.m. Lou Fields will host a discussion on Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Leon Day and others; 9 p.m. at the Baltimore Vulcan Blazers Firefighters Hall, 2811 Druid Park Dr. in Baltimore. Call 443-983-7974.

*Valentine’s Classic Soul at the Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave. in Baltimore will host a sweetheart show featuring the Spinners, the Chi-Lites, the Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, the Intruders and the Softones; Showtime is 8 p.m. Call 410-900-1150.

Well my dear friends, I have to go. Next week I will tell you about the new book I have started, and I want you to be a part of it. But remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Until next time, I am musically yours!