Hello everyone! Honey Child! It is HOT! HOT! HOT! OUTSIDE! I hope you are one of the lucky ones to have your power cut back on, or better yet, never lost it. It has been a mess, I tell you. Just remember, no matter how bad the summer storms we have had and what damage it cost us, there are someone else much worse off.

Okay, let’s talk about some fun stuff! The pictures I have in my column this week about the Caribbean Carnival should cheer you up. Try to make it to the parade, if you can, this weekend.

Don’t forget the Baltimore Reggae Jerk Fest is coming up on Sunday, July 22 at the Woodlawn Memorial Park located at 1936 Woodlawn Drive in Gwynn Oak, Md. This event is being hosted by the Caribbean Dutch Pot Restaurant and will include roots and music by local reggae artists and other local talent and features a live performance by international Reggae Superstar Sanchez. Enjoy a day of Caribbean food, vendors of all types and a lot of fun. I’ll see you there.


On the night club scene, you can enjoy air conditioned entertainment spots by relaxing at the “Jet 2 Lounge,”” 4507 Blair Road in Baltimore. Every Monday: Buckets of beer and free food; every Tuesday: Crab night; every Wednesday, Ladies night with a drink specials for ladies only; every Thursday is Karaoke night, Friday and Saturday you can party all night with the DJ and Sunday is Jazz Night. For more information, call 443-438-5984.

“Shirley’s Place,”,” located 2270 Park Hill Avenue and is open every Thursday only 6-11 p.m. for dancing, buffet dinner, great music, and if you like to dance, dance, dance until you drop, this is the place for you. BYOB and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere. Your hostess is Shirley Duncan, the “Hand Dance Queen”. For more information, call 410-523-0575.

The “Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity House,” 4500 Garrison Blvd has a Happy Hour every Friday with a lot of fun for the grown folks, starting at 5 p.m. They specialize in martinis, coolers and Bacardi rum mixtures and all your favorite drinks. The music is great and the food, fresh fish, fried chicken, ribs with potato salad, greens etc., is delicious with your cocktail. Your host is Carlos Hutchins.

“Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore,” 5625 O’Donnell Street in Baltimore is the only dinner theater in Baltimore city and minutes from the Inner Harbor. Toby’s presents Broadway-quality productions with an extensive buffet and self-serve sundae bar. For more information, call 410-649-1660.

“Ze Mean Bean Café” 1739 Fleet Street in Baltimore is a Fells Point Café and wine bar, which offers cozy, romantic ambiance, serving traditional Eastern European cuisine, original, creative chef’s specialties’, and homemade desserts. They have a Jazz Brunch every Sunday; Slavic Night every Thursday. For more information, call 410-675-5999.

“The Prime Rib,” 1101 N. Calvert Street is one of my favorites. It is referred to as Baltimore’s 21 Club, their restaurant is svelte, sleek, sophisticated and noted for its perfect martinis, slabs of juicy prime ribs, giant veal chops, crab imperial and crab cakes. They serve dinner every evening with live entertainment featuring piano and bass nightly. For reservation, call 410-539-1804.

Well my dear friends, I am out of space, and remember you not only can read me in the paper, but on line too. www.afro.com and leave YOUR comments. If you need me, call 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.