Doug E Davis

Doug E. Davis, know to the entertainment world as “Doug E. Fresh,” took the roof off Magooby’s Joke House in Timonium last week in front of over 300 guests. Hosted by the one and only Roger Harris of Charm City Productions.

Hello everyone, I hope your week was blessed. If you are reading me now, then it was. I had a very busy month in February. I did 21 book signings and covered six events including the show at Magooby’s Joke House, Tiger Davis’s Buffalo Soldier Banquet and Eubie Blake Black History event. I saw many of you. It was a pleasure meeting so many of you who reads my column. Thanks for greeting me. Looks like this month will be almost just as busy with a lot of live entertainment shows all over. I am going to talk to you about of few of them. So sit back, relax and fix yourself a cocktail.

I attended Magooby’s Joke House to see a dynamite show hosted by the one, and only, Roger Harris of Charm City Jazz Productions and let me tell you it was out-of-sight. It was well organized, the venue was a perfect place for a mixed clientele and the entertainment was very professional. I was impressed and that is saying a lot.

Okay, let’s check out what is going on this week and next week. This one is kind of different, it is a “70’s and 80’s Party” that will be held at the Vulcan Blazer’s, 2811 Druid Park Drive on March 4 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and it is requested that you wear the 70’s and 80’s attire, matter-of- fact they say it is a must. The music is provided by my buddy, DJ Mike and DJ Unique. For more information, call 443-510-7205.

Pamela Leak (Ms. Maybelle), Baltimore’s renowned comedian, will host her “Full Figured Fashion Show” on March 12 at 4 p.m. at the Positive Youth Expression School, 200 N. Bentalou Street.

Jazz Expressways Foundation needs your support. We must keep our music alive, there are not too many organizations left to continue to give us the live music we enjoy so well. They are having a “Jazz Breakfast” that is BYOB and a great buffet breakfast with live entertainment featuring the Sterling Silver Quartet. It will be held at the Forest Park Senior Center located at 4801 Liberty Heights on March 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors will be available too. I will see your face in the place. For tickets, call Howard or Cynthia Easley at 410-323-7295.

Pamela Leak’s “Maybelle & Co Full Figured Fashion Show” is just about sold out. It is March 12 at 4 p.m. It is a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Association and two Cancer Survivors will be honored at this event; Greta Willis and Marva Williams formerly of 92 Q. There will be live entertainment, buffet, door prizes and vendors. It will be held at the Positive Youth Expression School at 200 N. Bentalou Street. For tickets, call 443-226-8895.

Now I want you to join me in prayers for get well wishes and condolences to the sick and shut-ins and friends of our community who recently passed. Another Baltimore legend of the Whatnauts, Roland “Chunky” Pinkney passed away last week; Rudy Little, traveling agent and husband of Juanita Little passed away last week; Windsor “Cooter” McDowell, owner of Club International in the 2300 block of West Baltimore Street, was buried last week; Edward “Smitty” Smith passed away last week, Carlton Douglass has the body; Sugar Chris, one of Baltimore’s favorite DJ, is in Sinai Hospital recuperating from knee surgery; Warren Hailey, musician is in the VA Maryland Health Care Hospital; Michael Eugene Johnson is also in the hospital and Sandra “Coffee” Rollins, one of Baltimore’s beloved DJs who played oldies at Big Wooten’s Lounge back in the 70’s also passed away last week. May God carry your prayers to these individuals, their families and love one.

Well, my dear friends, it is about that time, I am out of time and space. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at: rosapryor@aol.com. Do not send me information on Face book, I will not get it. Always send me your flyers by email.

Until the next time, I’m musically yours.