Meeka Battle, gospel singer, songwriter and actress is Baltimore’s own and singing her way to Heaven. She has recorded with national and international gospel singers such as Albertina Walker, Yolanda Adams, and Kurt Car, just to name a few. For more information, call 443-802-6897.

Hello. Hello. Hello. My dear friends, I am so excited about this beautiful weather we are having. I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of the year. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and green leaves are replacing the brown ones.

I have so much to tell you, I don’t know where to start. Well, this weekend, you might have to put on your roller skates to check out the upcoming events I have for you.  Don Jones’ D&K Entertainment will host an “Old Skool Classic Soul Spring Cabaret Show on April 30 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Prince Hall Mason, 1307 Eutaw Place in Baltimore. Entertainment will be provided by some great acts such as: the Detroit Motown Temptations , the reunion with the original lead singer Frankie with Frankie and the Spindles, “Smoke” and solo R&B vocalist, Bo’Na. The Master of Ceremony is Baltimore’s own “Iceman.”  It is cabaret style, so it is B.Y.O.B. For ticket information call 443-525-2715.

The sensational sounds of Baltimore’s own Bo’Na will perform at Don Johnson’s Classic Soul Saturday Spring Cabaret Show, also featuring Detroit Motown Temptations Review, “Smoke” and Frankie and the Spindles on April 30 at 8 p.m. at the Prince Hall Mason Hall, 1307 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD. For ticket information call 443-525-2715.

There is another event on the same day, April 30 starting at 7 p.m. and this one is at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center hosted by the Urban Choral Arts Society in concert featuring excepts from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts with Maysa and Sherry Hunt. For more information, call 410-225-3130.

Then there is another R&B show at the Arch Social Club on Pennsylvania and North Avenues hosted by N.T. Productions on April 30 featuring the Delfonics Revue and Philly’s own “Loves’ Magic”, cash bar and food on sale. For ticket information call 484-883-0031.

Oh, guess what? Deborah Robinson invites you to her event “The Gathering Wine Feast” on April 30 at 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Metro Center in Owings Mills, Maryland. It will present 100 plus wines, food trucks, local music and local artistic vendor. This sounds like a fun thing to do on a lovely spring afternoon.

Signs of the Times Lounge, located 139 Belnord Avenue in Baltimore is under new management. Robin and Ayo Banjo, former owners of Robinette and BJ’s Lounge, offer live entertainment every Monday night, no cover.

Hey, do you all remember the club, Sign of the Times Bar & Lounge, over on139 N. Belnord Avenue in Baltimore? Well I understand from the new owners that it will be bigger and better now that it is under the new management of Robin and Ayo Banjo, the former owners of Robinette’s Lounge and BJ’s Lounge. The new Sign of the Times is now open daily from 2 p.m. until midnight; Sunday is Oldies but Goodies Day from 2 p.m. until midnight. Every Monday night is live Jazz Band with no cover from 2 p.m. until midnight; and the kitchen is open daily. For more information, call 410-878-1473 or follow them on Face book:

Frankie Kennedy, the original lead singer of Frankie & the Spindles, passed away on April 20th.

Well, my dear friends, I got to go now. I am out of space.

Oh my goodness. Stop the Presses. I just got a call telling me that Frankie Kennedy, the original lead singer of Frankie & the Spindles, just passed away in the hospital, a week before he was supposed to do his last show with his group on April 30 at Prince Hall. God had other plans for him. I send my condolences to the group and the family. TERRIBLE SITUATION.

We were all looking for his onetime only return to the group. No arrangement has been made at press time. Don Jones D & K Entertainment “Old Skool Classic Soul Spring Cabaret Show will be be dedicated to “Frankie.”

I gotta go now. 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.