“HAPPY HOLIDAY TO YOU ALL”

BILAL ALI

Bilal Ali of Bilal Ali Productions present his CD Release Concert, a night of smooth jazz & R&B on Dec. 12 at the Best Western Ballroom, 1800 Belmont Avenue in Windsor Mills, Maryland featuring Vivian Owens, Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young and Khymari. This event is to benefit the homeless. It is a dinner show. Dinner serve at 7 p.m.; ShowTime is 8p.m. For ticket information, call 443-540-7797.

Hello everyone! Well this is my last column for the year. My next column will be Jan. 8, 2016. I will also be on vacation for the next 4 weeks leaving on Dec. 18. “Shorty” and I will be traveling cross country by driving, going to Las Vegas and maybe up the coast. I think I am over-due and I know well earned. But, while I am away, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

I am leaving you also with a few things to do and places to go for the holidays. Before I leave, I would like you to join me for breakfast. I am talking about the “Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast” on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. Let’s start the holiday off with the sounds of Dr. Phill Butts and the Sunset Band featuring, vocalist Tony Spencer. Buffet breakfast is served, but it is BYOB for anyone who wants a cocktail after breakfast. Well, it is the holidays. For ticket information, call 410-323-7295.

Marcus Mitchell will perform at Bilal Ali event on Dec. 12 at the Best Western Ballroom, 1800 Belmont Avenue, Woodlawn, Maryland.

Bilal Ali, concert and jazz promoter is hosting a night of smooth jazz with live entertainment featuring Vivian Owens, Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young and Khymari. Dinner is included at Best Western Ballroom, 1800 Belmont Avenue, Woodlawn, Maryland onDec. 12, starting at 7 p.m.  For more information call 443-540-7797.

For my folks who like some down-home gospel music with quartets and groups, here is where you should go. On Dec. 13, Minister Robert Wilson, also known as the “Shouting MC” is celebrating his 31st Anniversary 3 p.m. at the Miracle Deliverance Center Church, 3108 Walbrook at Ellamont Street in Baltimore. The line-up includes: The Wings of Praise of Baltimore, Maryland; James Hillian & Hillian Ensemble of Washington, DC, “Ministry”; New Ebony Gospel Singers, The Christianaires and the Beulah Choir. For ticket information, call 410-358-9661 or 410-982-3345. Tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.

Eugene Brister, Brother of Cleve Brister, and the father of Ebone Ashby and husband to Laverne Brister passed away last week. His passion was catering and restaurant business including the Governor’s Club. Condolences to the family.

For my jazz lovers, “Charm City Jazz” will host an event featuring Eddie Baccus, Jr, backed by Fahrenheit, while they honor the music of Grover Washington Jr. on Dec. 19 at the Radisson, 2004 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, Maryland; show time 8 p.m., there will be a cash bar and food is available. For ticket information call 443-858-9781.

Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for the Annual Community Kwanzaa Celebration on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Enjoy a showcase of contemporary African fashion, an African musical performances and Sankofa Dance Theater. View candlelight Kwanzaa Ceremony and partake in craft activities and storytelling by Maria Broom and Jali D.While you are there, you can also visit the African Marketplace for Afrocentric art and to purchase mementos. This event will be held at the Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. For more information, call 443-745-3502.

Phil Butts and the Sunset Band featuring vocalist, Tony Spencer will perform for the Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast on Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore. For ticket information, call Howard Easley at 410-323-7295.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! There will be a festive New Year’s Eve Show hosted by Don Jones and Lolo formerly of Magic 95.9 on Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. at the Grandstand Ballroom at Pimlico. The show includes the groups: Blue Magic, First Class, Spindles, the Delfonics and Boo’Ne & Z. (I am not sure who this is, I never heard of them), but they must be good, if these two guys are showcasing them. Your ticket includes catered food, vendors, champagne, premier seating and mingle with the artists, free parking, noisemakers & hats and cash bars. For more information, call 443-525-2715 or go to ticketleap.com.

Well, my dear friends, again, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com.

Until next year, I’m musically yours.