Charles Covington

Charles Covington is being honored by the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund at their Black & Gold Scholarship & Award Formal Ball on Oct. 25 at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. For ticket information, call 410-833-9474.

Hello my dear friends, my heart is sad, but my body says “Thank You.” Just in case you have heard rumors that I am closing down my organization, the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund after almost 25 years, it is true.

Due to the fact that I’m tired and my body is weak because of health issue, I have to let it go. I hate leaving the little children who need me to help them financially to embrace their gift and talent in music, and the veteran musicians who need to be recognized, but my health comes first.

Brenda Alford is being honored by Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund at their final Black & Gold Scholarship & Award Formal Ball also.

Don’t worry; in some way shape or form, I will still have my fingers or toes in continuing to help the little children as well as the musicians by working with other organization who share my dreams, but not as a CEO. I am proud of what I have accomplished so far without ever having a sponsor, which is; I have given 104 children between the ages of 5-17 scholarships and have honored over 115 musicians, giving them their flowers while they still could smell them. I was able to do this because of some of your generous donations throughout the years; buying tickets to my annual Gospel Prayer Breakfast fundraiser every March, my Oldies but Goodies Crab Feastfundraiser every July and, of course, my Black & Gold Ball every October, which is the event where we actually present the little children with their scholarships. You know who you are.

Ellington Churchill is being honored by Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund at their final Black & Gold Scholarship & Award Formal Ball.

My dear friends, here is where I need your help. We still need your donations to help me with the children’s scholarships. If you are unable to come to my event, then send your donation in the mail and/or ask your friends to purchase tickets. My last event will be something to witness that is so beautiful, elegant, and first class at this formal Black & Gold event.  Show off your black tux and black and gold gowns as if you are walking the red carpet or attending the Academy Awards in California.

Ira Glove is also being honored by Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund at their final Black & Gold Scholarship & Award Formal Ball.

I am planning on going out with a “big bang.” We are giving three lovely children financial scholarships who will perform for you at the Ball and we are honoring 16 musicians, entertainment promoters and music educators who will be there in person such as; Brenda Alford, Charles Covington, Carlos Hutchins, Ellington Churchill, Gary Grainger, Gary Richardson, George Gray, Glen Grainger, John Milton Wesley, Steve Turner, Ralph Magwood, Sharon Dupree, Oliver Williams Ira Glover, Richard “Rick” Johnson and Gary “Rico” Barton. I know many of you know some of these people and they are over due to be recognized. For tickets to this event, contact me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com or you can go to my website: www.rosapryormusic.com to send donations or pay for tickets by credit card. Or you can just send your check to: 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. I thank you all for your love and support.

Justin Thomas and the “Justafan Band” will perform at the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Final Black & Gold Ball. Justin Thomas is a former 1997 recipient of the RPMSF and now a national recording artist who lives in Hollywood, California is returning to Baltimore for the event.

This weekend, on Oct. 17 at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road, Baltimore will be the “Odell’s Reunion Party” from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Odell’s was once a popular night club on North Avenue off of Charles Street when

Brock Odell and his wife was the owner. The women and men dressed to the nines; the who’s who met and partied in the eighties and early nineties. Patrons came from all over; East Baltimore, West Baltimore, South Baltimore, North Baltimore and Pennsylvania Avenue’s locals was famous regulars.

Will Franklin, Anthony Faust and Phil Bey is the hosts for this event. Dress to impress. The evening will include cash bar, food catered by Mark & Son Caterers. Entertainment will be provided by Frank Ski, First Class and Radio Personality, April Watts, DJ Tanz, DJ Kenny K and DJ Biskit. This event will also be a tribute to Larry Young, Sheila Dixon, Claudia McKee and Emmanuel Moore. For ticket information, call 410-318-9657 or 443-829-1524, and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.

Well, my dear friends, I believe I am out of space. Remember, if you need me, feel free to call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.