Hello my dear friends. Happy Valentine’s Day to all the sweethearts and the lovely couples in the sound of my words! Feb. 14th is a special day for lovers and to that special person in your life. It will be my pleasure to give you a few hints on how you can make that loved one feel very special.

Here’s what I want you to do. On Valentine’s Day, or the weekend, I want you to find time to sit down with your love one and tell them how much you really love them.

Now check this out! Now I will give you instructions on how to woo your sweethearts on this special day. To all the fellows especially, I want to remind you what you should do for that special sweetheart or person in your life. Be creative, be loving and kind; just try to do something special like a dinner theater; take her to a show, a concert; send a special bouquet of flowers…. Whatever her favorite may be; pick out a card that the words will say exactly what’s in your heart and give her a big hug.

Fellows, this could be your mother, grand-mother, sister, aunt, god-mother or just a friend.

Now this is for the guys only whose special person in their life is your wife, lady or lover, you will do all of the above plus find a cozy and romantic spot; even if you have to rent a villa, or a hotel suite, prepare it with love and a lot of affection, (without her knowing of cause).

Surround the rooms with lit scented candles that have a soft smelling fragrance, cut off the lights, (Marvin Gaye had the right idea), sprinkle rose pebbles, (I prefer long-stemmed roses without the thrones) all over the bed, then go to the bathroom and fill the tub with a warm bubble bath, the kind where bubbles fly all over. Escort her to the tub and help her in. Reach over and turn on the CD player, playing her favorite song. Take that special soft sponge you brought with you and sponge her back for her while whispering to her how much you love her and why. Make sure you have two long-stemmed crystal glasses for the both of you and pour a nice wine, champagne, or her favorite cocktail. Believe me my friends this is only the beginning. I don’t think you need any more instructions for the rest of the evening, do you? And ladies, I know you don’t need any advice from me! You do what you do best! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! Speakin’ of cocktails, let’s have one!
Honey child, there are Valentine’s events everywhere. I will name a few places and I hope to see you at one of them with your sweetheart.

There will be a unique concert called, “Valentines, Love & Jazz Concert” to benefit Family Law by Dean Kurt L. Schmoke and Professor Cynthia R. Mabry of the Howard University School of Law. The event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 7:30 until 9:30 p.m., which will be held at the University of the District of Columbia Auditorium, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Building 46. The entertainment will be Dick Morgan Trio plus one and Antonio Parker, renowned saxophonist and a graduate of class of 1992. For more information and tickets, call Professor Mabry at 202-806-8067.

This is nice! Pre-Valentine’s Day Celebration” featuring “The Spindells”, hosted by the radio Divas, Doresa & Tarsha on Sunday, Feb. 12, 4-9 p.m. at Pikesville Community Hall, 40 Sudbrook Lane in Pikesville, Md. For ticket information, call Carl Beasley of the Poets Athletic Club, 410-916-2605.

Or, you can come to show your love as Motown & R&B recording artists with Winfield Parker and WLF Productions honor Baltimore’s own Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor for celebrating 53 years in the music & entertainment industry on Sunday, Feb. 12, 5-9 p.m. at the Forum Caterers, 4510 Primrose Avenue. The live entertainment includes: all national recording artists such as; Little Royal, The Dynamic Superiors, Winfield Parker, Martha High (from the James’ Brown Revue), and many other guests. The master of ceremonies is “Big Jim” from WEAA 88.9 and Ms. Maybelle, the comedian. Open buffet and cash bar. For ticket information, call Shorty Trusty at 410-370-0403.

Before I leave you, I am proud to say, I am celebrating 15 years with the Afro-American Newspaper on Feb. 14. Thanks to my readers and fans who continue to read and support me. I am so grateful to Jake Oliver, the CEO and publisher, who knew 15 years ago, when he hired me, that I would fit right in with the Afro family to bring you entertainment news from our community. I am looking forward to 15 more years. I am having a BALL!

I am out of time and 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.