Hello and Happy New Year to you and yours. Well my dear friends, we made it to another year, God bless us.

There are a few things that are on-going for 2014 that I want to remind you about and one of them are: if you like to dance, no matter if it is ballroom dancing, hand-dancing, swing dancing or jitter-bug, then stop by Shirley’s Place, 2270 Park Avenue every Friday, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Shirley Duncan is the founder of Charm City Dancers and CEO of the New Baltimore Hand Dance Association. Shirley’s Place is also available for private parties, meetings, workshops, conferences, wedding receptions, etc. For more information, call410-523-0575.

If you are looking for a fun place to meet friends after work where there is a romantic atmosphere, good food, good drink and a staff that will bring a smile to your face, then you need to stop by Colin’s Seafood and Grill, 3653 Offut Road. It’s in a shopping center off Liberty Road. Ask for one of the owners, Candes or Dante Daniels. They will personally welcome you.

The Forum Caterers is hosting a “Throwback Thursdays” every third Thursday of the month. For a small cover charge you can enjoy delicious food, fun themes, a live DJ, a buffet with complimentary wine and sodas. The Forum Caterers is located at 4210 Primrose Avenue. For more information, call 410-358-1101.

A reminder that the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Baltimore City will present regional marching bands, color guards, steppers, equestrian units, dance squads, civic organizations and floats on Jan. 20 at noon. The parade steps off at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street.

Let us not leave out the event at the Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street. This weekend, Jan.10-12, and the following two weekends of this month will feature God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson. The production presents seven sermons patterned after traditional African-American religious oratory, from an invocation to the prophetic story of the Apocalypse, with gospel music. It promises to be an eventful evening of spiritual excitement. This production is directed by D. Russel Owens and Dwight R.B. Cook. For more information, call 410-728-6500.

The Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund is now open for membership. They are having a membership drive for men and women in Maryland who love music and have a desire to help underprivileged children who are talented and gifted in playing an instrument or can sing from the ages 5-17. They are looking for men & women who have interest in helping raising funds and have 1 hour a month to donate their time for meetings. If you are interested, please call 410-833-9474 or email: rosapryor@aol.com and go to website:www.rosapryormusic.com for more information.

Rosa Pryor’s group “Signature Live” will be appearing at Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road in Indian Head, Md. on, Jan. 19, 6-10 p.m. There will be a cash bar and the kitchen is open. “Signature Live” is an R&B female group that will set your soul on fire singing back-in-the-day songs with a seven piece band who will keep you dancing all night. For more information & directions, call, 301-283-0225. I will see you there.

Alright my dear friends; enjoy the New Year. Be kind to each other. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Keep God in your heart. Remember, if you need me; call me at 410-833-9474. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.