Hello everyone! My lands of mercy! Great balls of kitty-kat! I just can’t get over this weather we are having. This is FANTASTIC! I love it! So let’s have some fun. First I want to talk about a community event that has been going on for many, many years. Now it is in financial trouble. The Baltimore Caribbean Festival Carnival needs your help. This year due to budgetary constraints, the carnival is challenged with the cost of services provided by the Baltimore City Police Department and other overhead services required to put this event on. Each year the community enjoys the spectacular pageantry of the Caribbean as masqueraders and revelers take center stage. They only have a couple of months to pay this expense. Give a donation so we can continue enjoying this one-of-a-kind Caribbean-American Carnival Festival. Contact Dr. Elaine Simon, president at 410-362-2957 or email her at elainesimon1@yahoo.com for more information and support.

Carver Vo-Tech High School Alumni class of 1972 is having its Black Tie 40th Celebration Reunion with a dinner and party 9 p.m. March 30 at Martin’s, 6817 Dogwood Rd. For more information, call 410-542-8090 or Faye Pines at 410-302-2752. By the way, the alumni are also giving a dance and fundraiser cruise; you can ask her about that.

John Lamkin Jazz Quintet will perform at Baltimore’s Famous Lexington Market, noon, March 23. The band will feature Benny Russell, on tenor sax, Lamonte Davidson on tenor sax, Romier Mendes on bass, Todd Simon on keyboard and Robert Shahid on drums.

Bilal Ali Productions is at it again. This time will be a show with R&B entertainment, smooth jazz and comedy featuring Marcus Mitchell, Shang, Gene McBride, Marcus Anderson and much more. The event will be hosted by the famous Ricky “The Real Deal” Shackleford, light buffet, cash bar and plenty of free parking 7 p.m. March 24 at the Best Western Ballroom, 1800 Belmont Ave. I’ll see you there. For more information, call 443-540-7797.

“Big Daddy” Stallings & The Bluez Evolution Band performs 9 p.m. March 24 at the Barebones Grill, 9150-51 Old Baltimore Natl. Pike in Ellicott City, Md. You don’t want to miss this one if you love the blues. For more information, call 410-461-0770.
Arch Social Club Centennial Celebration continues every Sunday from 5-9 p.m. Sponsored by the North Avenue Development Project, it features the best in live entertainment, comedy, dining, drinks, dancing, door prizes and DJ music by Judson. There is no cover charge, but freewill donations are requested. Proceeds benefit the Arch Social Club Centennial Celebration Project to erect a historic Musical Legacy Mural on the exterior wall of the Arch Social Club. You may vote for some of your favorite artists for the mural including Billie Holliday, Cab Calloway, Ruby Glover, Mickey Fields, Ralph Fisher, Fuzzy Kane, Vernon Wolst, Chick Webb, Tyree Thomas, Tracy McClery and Biddy Wood. Arch Social is located at 2426 Pennsylvania Ave. Make your donation payable to Arch Social Club. Make note on memo line “Place Musical Legacy Mural.” For more information, call 443-983-7974.

If you are a fan of the dynamic song stylist Tracey Curbeam, then catch her in concert with her band 6-10 p.m. March 24 at the Caton Castle, 20 S. Caton Ave. Call Millie for more information at 410-746-9599 or 410-448-0033.

Remember to treat others as you want to be treated. Well, my friends, it is about that time. I am out of space, but if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474. Or you can send me your letters, flyers, press releases, photos to rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.