GEORGE HALEY

George Haley, popular promoter and show host for R&B groups passed away suddenly on Feb. 27 while enjoying a dance at a recent event. Condolences to the family.

Hello everyone! I hope you all have made it thru the snow, ice and cold, very cold weather and looking forward to some warm sunshine. I, myself, am enjoying the warm sunshine in the Southern Caribbean Islands of Panama, Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten on a cruise ship.

Paula Brooks, standing next to Artwork by Januwa Moja at the reception at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University recently. (Photo by Anderson Ward)

In the meantime, you can enjoy a wonderful evening at the Casey Cares Foundation Anniversary Gala, 6-11 p.m., March 21, at the American Visionary Art Museum for the first time, featuring a cocktail hour with live entertainment of jazz, a seated dinner, open bar, dancing and raffles. And while you are having fun, you are supporting a good cause which is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit that provides personalized, uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and family members throughout six states. So put on your dancing shoes and your best duds and support this special event. For tickets and information, call 443-568-0064. Or go to: www.CaseyCares.org.

“15TH ANNUAL MARYLAND WOMEN’S EXPO & CONFERENCE”

Steve Davis, trombonist, will lead his band featuring Allyn Johnson, Paul Carr, Steve Novosel and John Lamkin III in a jazz show at An die Musik Live!, 409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 8 p.m., March 20. For more information, call 410-385-2638.

We all are invited to the largest Women’s Expo in Maryland hosted by the Wig Capitol Foundation, which is also a non-profit organization. Another event where you can have a lot of fun while supporting a great cause. This event is noon to 5 p.m., March 22 at the CCBC Gymnasium, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville. It is both a showcase of women-oriented business, and a power conference featuring nationally known speakers teaching you the latest, cutting-edge strategies in collaboration and technology; Six Figure Woman Workshop; Radio Workshop, over 100 exhibitors and much more. For tickets and information, call 410-248-2175.

Paul Carr, saxophonist, is performing at An die Musik Live!, 409 N. Charles Street, March 20, hosted by Mike Binsky’s Jazz Artists Management. For ticket information, call 410-385-2638.

FYI: On Saturday, March 28 from 1-4 p.m. Dr. Joann Martin, founder of the Blacks in Wax Museum and Lou Fields, President of Baltimore African American Tourism Council and their staff will host their first donor and public reception on the Museum in the Alberta Carson Room. A free event to take your family and friends to learn more about the “Adopt-A-Chair” Program and the other wonderful activities occurring at our National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. For more information, call 443-983-7974.

Okay, let’s eat and be merry! The Champagne Ballroom is hosting a Fish Fry, 8 p.m. to midnight, March 27. The event includes complimentary hot and cold buffet, DJ music and much more. The Champagne Ballroom is located 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore. For more information, call 410-644-3434.

Ursula V. Battle Stage Play: “Dischord in the Choir” will be featured on Friday March 27 thru Sunday, March 29th at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ross Research Building Turner Auditorium, located 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore. For more information, call 410-955-8888.

Now, don’t forget, my organization, Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, is having our Gospel Prayer Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, April 18 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. Tickets are available now, by calling me at 410-833-9474 or emailing me at: rosapryor@aol.com or paying by Pay Pal on www.rosapryormusic.com. Or you can mail your check to 214 Conewood Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136 and I will mail your tickets to you. Donation is $20, which includes live down-home country gospel music and entertainment performed by Heavenly Blessed Gospel Group, Nina Den nard, Gospel Soloist, Just Being Blessed Gospel Singers; Gospel Comedian, Pamela “Ms. Maybelle” Leake; Michele Middleton a Charisma Mime Ministry; Carlton & Darlene Douglass are the host and hostess and an inspiring sermonette by Minister Lamont Brown Jr., from Zion Baptist Church. On top of all of that you will be served a buffet breakfast by Angela’s Caterer that will blow your mind, while you are shouting to the music. This is our fundraiser for the children.

Well my friends, I got to run, the hot tub and the swimming pool are calling my name. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.