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Songstress Maysa will be in concert 7 p.m., June 18 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

“Swamp Dog”, renowned blues singer with his group will perform on June 13 at Lexington Market.

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week so far. My calendar is almost full for this month with so many events indoors and out. This is also my busy time of the year because I have not only been invited to do book signing, but I am also  covering events for my columns. I am not complaining. I am enjoying every monument of it.

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation hosted, produced, and managed by Edwin B. and Nikki Graves Henderson is presenting their three- day Tinner Hill Blues Festival, June 12-14.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is celebrating its 10th year Anniversary with a lot of music, dancing and educating the public on Black History. At 7 p.m., June 18, the museum will present Maysa who will perform her album “Blue Velvet Soul.” Maysa has sung in Stevie Wonder’s backup band and has appeared on Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever soundtrack. She has toured as a solo artist and internationally with Incognito. The museum will continue to celebrate, 8 p.m., June 20 at Morgan’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, featuring the Dance Theatre of Harlem. These are ticketed events. For more information, call 410-243-3790 or 443-263-1800. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 25 is their Birthday Open House with free admission.

The Highway QC’S is one of the headliners for the MT Hill Missionary Baptist Church “Best of the Best in Gospel” concert on June 13 .

Brittney Wright, Grammy nominated songwriter and singer will perform at a “Father’s Heart” Father’s Day Concert, 6 p.m., June 14.

My goodness gracious! We need to put on our shouting shoes for this. It is right up the road a piece (as the southerners would say). It is the “Best of the Best in Gospel” presented by Mt. Hill Missionary Baptist Church at the Bridgeton Senior High School, 111 Northwest Avenue in Bridgeton, N.J. on June 13. This gospel concert will feature The 5 Blind Boys of Jackson, Mississippi, Highway QC’s, Gospel Keynotes, Jay Caldwell & the Gospel Ambassadors, the Exciting Stephens Singers, Renewed of the Carolinas, James Nesmith & the Original Gospel Helpers, Deacon Leslie Pittman & Harmonica Gospel and the Inspiring Hank. For ticket information, call 609-680-7175.

While you are on the road you can check out some blues. That’s right folks. Tinner Hill Blues Festival isJune 12 thru the 14 at the State Theatre, 220 N. Washington Street in Falls Church, Va. They call it “Nights of Blazing Boogie Woogie Blues” with all day concerts in Cherry Hill Park on June 13 and a Blues Brunch on June 14 at JV’s Restaurant. The line-up are Daryl Davis, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Deanna Bogart, Selwyn Birchwood, Arlen Roth, Jimmy Thackery, Shirleta Settles, and Blue Steel Blues, just to name a few. For more information, you can email Nikki at thbf2015@gmail.com. or www.tinnerhill.org.

Alright my dear friends, because it will be a couple of weeks before I talk to you again, I want to wish all the fathers under the sound of my voice and the sight of my words, a very Happy Father’s Day.  Be happy, safe and enjoy your special day.

Father’s Day Event Calendar:

*Personality Hall Annual Father’s Day Crab Feast, BYOB

2014 Harford Road, Sunday, June 21

5-9 p.m. For tickets, call 410-366-3342.

*The Forum Caters on Primrose Avenue

Presents a Father’s Day Celebration

“King Dad Celebration”, Sunday, June 21

4-8 p.m. A full dinner buffet and live entertainment

Call 410-358-1101.

*Big Father’s Day Gospel Celebration honoring all fathers

Produced by Lonnie Parker Enterprise on Sunday June 21 4 p.m.

Featuring: The Darrell McFadden & The Fantastic Disciples,

Pittman & The Burden Lifters, Kenny Davis & the Melodyaires

Sparkey & The Tones of Joy and many more at Brown’s

Memorial Baptist Church; 3215 Belvedere Avenue.

For tickets, call 410-358-9661.

Oh my goodness, I believe I am out of space, Terrible Situation! Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.