JUST BEINING BLESSED GOSPEL GROUP

Just Being Blessed Gospel Singers, will perform for the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Gospel Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser, April 18, at the Forest Park Senior Center.

Hello everyone! I am back from vacation and hoping everything is well with you.  Yes, I had a wonderful vacation, my Boo-Boo and I had a very enjoyable time. Now I’m home and ready to get to work.

As you see my headline this week is “Lady Sings the Blues at Arch Social Club.” I believe this is going to be an exciting weekend.

The historic Arch Social Club is celebrating Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday in a very special way. They are doing a fundraiser for this event. They will have two shows, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., April 4, featuring Denyse Pearson as “Lady Day,” with Phil Butts Arch Social Club Big Band; DJ & dancing on the 2nd floor. Light refreshments, cash bar and semi-formal attire. The purpose of the fundraiser is to renovate downstairs, promote live entertainment on the Avenue and educate people about the life of Baltimore’s own Billie Holiday. Arch Social Club is located 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. For ticket information, call Tshamba at 410-728-6808 or use their Pay Pal donation online at www.archsocialclub.com.

Marva D’s Good Friday Flashback Party Fish Fry with DJ K p.m. to midnight, April 3, at the Parkville American Legion Post, 2301 Putty Hill Avenue.

Heavenly Blessed Gospel Group will perform for the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Gospel Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser, 8 a.m. to noon, April 18, at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue.

Billie Holiday “Lady Day” is still singing the blues as the Renaissance Productions and Tours and the Greater Baltimore Urban League host the 100th Birthday celebration of Billie Holiday, “God Bless the Child,” 7 to 11 p.m., April 7, at the Orchard Street Church, 512 Orchard Street in Baltimore featuring Musical Tributes by Baltimore’s top vocalists such as; Sheila Ford, Marlene Ross, Larzine, Kermit Golden, Sasshay, Irene Jalenti and much more. All accompanied by Dr. Phillip L. Butts’ Big 17 piece Band. VIP seating includes; light buffet, champagne and birthday cake. Beer and wine will be on sale and you can BYOB. Yours truly, “Rambling Rose” will be signing her new book and her first book, “African American Entertainment in Baltimore” (the pictorial book about Baltimore’s Pennsylvania). For more information, call Tom Saunders at 410-728-3837. Or email him at: Renaissance2222@cs.com

MarvaD Events and DJ KennyD are hosting “Good Friday Flashback Party Fish Fry,” 8 p.m. to midnight, April 3, at the Parkville American Legion Post, 2301 Putty Hill Avenue. Food is served from 8:15 until 10:15. They have open bar and BYOB, door prizes dancing and “Yours truly” will also be there for a book signing. For more information call 410-599-9159.

The Meritocrats cordially invite you to their “Spring Fling Cabaret,” 9 p.m., April 4, at the Pikesville Community Center 40 E. Sudbrook Lane, Pikesville, Md. It is BYOB with complimentary beverage chasers, chips, pretzels, cups and ice.

Nina Dennard, renowned gospel soloist will perform at the RPMSF Gospel Prayer Breakfast, April 18, at the Forest Park Senior Center. For more information, call 410- 833-9474.

My goodness! One of my favorite things to do is back this week and that is Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. Yes! They are back as of 7 a.m., April 5, until they sell out about 12 noon. Oh mannnnnnnnnn! What a pleasant way to do grocery shopping. Open market with fresh veggies and meats at the same time seeing cooking demos from area chefs, live music entertainment, great place to get the freshest local produce, meats, dairy, spices, preserves, fresh baked breads, and delicious cooked meals prepared by on the spot vendors. This open market is located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, under the Jones Falls Expressway. You can’t miss it; just follow the aroma of the food.

Fullwood Travel Unlimited, with Stella and Everett Fullwood, is hosting a trip for an evening with The Temptations & the Four Tops, April 24 in Lancaster, Pa. Ticket includes motor coach transportation and dinner on your own at Cracker Barrel prior to the show and a lot of fun. For more information about this trip, call 410-542-2530.

More about my fundraiser; the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Gospel Prayer Breakfast next week. Or you can call me for tickets or go to: www.rosapryormusic.com and pay by PayPal.

Well, my dear friends, it is about that time, I have to go. If you need me, just call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com . UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.