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Travis Winkey, producer and director of the stage play “From the Pulpit to the Runway,” will be on stage at the Frederick Douglass High School Performing Arts Center, 2301 Gwynn Falls Parkway in Baltimore on May 29 for 2 shows; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 410-669-1220.

Let your memorial weekend bring you love and happiness instead of grief.

Hello everyone, I got so much to tell you, it is just impossible for me to put into one column, but I am going to do my best. As you see this week my headline is about the annual Sowebo Festival. This Baltimore free, and utterly unique, Arts and Music Festival surrounding historic Hollins Market in the 1100 block of Hollins Street is will make for a great Memorial Weekend with lots of live entertainment on 5 different stages; over 106 vendors including food, art & crafts, commercial and non-profits organizations. I believe this is something to do for everyone on May 29 from noon until 8 p.m. The entertainment will cover some soul, rock, Hip Hop, jazz folk, Reggae, funk blues, punk and indie. Have fun and enjoy.

Reggie Wayne Morris performing at Sowebo Festival on Sunday2c May 29

“Boogie/Bluesman, Reggie Wayne Morris is one of the performers at the Sowebo Festival on May 29 on the Soul Stage on Carrollton and Baltimore Streets.

BWT Productions presents a live comedy and talent showcase on May 28 for 2 shows 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. at the Vulcan Blazers, 2811 Druid Hill Park Drive featuring comedian,  “Hamburger” from Comic View and Def Comedy Jam and our own Howard G and hosted by Rickey Shackleford. Food and merchandise vendors are on the premises. For ticket information, call 443-226-9175.

Check out our friend Travis Winkey’s stage play “From the Pulpit to the Runway.”  It’s a dazzling and dramatic musical drama that takes place inside of a Charm City church. Winkey is the producer and director. It will be held on the stage at Frederick Douglass High School Performing Arts Center, 2301 Gwynn Falls Parkway on May 29 for 2 shows. For more information, call 410-669-1220.

Parris Lane, shown here with Quincy Jones, is a renowned songstress who performs with the trio of Mickey Basil, John Starr and Roderick Johnson. They will be performing at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street in Annapolis Maryland on May 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Expressways Foundation invites you to join and support them for their Jazz Breakfast Fundraiser on June 11 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring the Greg Hatza Band for your entertainment; with a fantastic breakfast buffet, vendors to shop and it is BYOB. For tickets, contact me at 410-833-9474.

Auditions for Ursula V. Battle’s “My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding” will be held June 4 in Turner Auditorium, located in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ross Research Building, 720 Rutland Avenue in Baltimore. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Actors, singers, musicians, dancers, and other performers between the ages of six and 80 are being sought. If you enjoy working behind the scenes, they are looking for stage crew and administrative, (secretaries) volunteers. For more information, call 410-955-8888.

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The Ron Hicks Project will be performing at the DCBS Silver Spring American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, Maryland, for their Friday Blues Happy Hour on May 27 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. No cover, cash bar and food is on sale.

Our friend and everyone’s friend, the “T-Shirt Master,” Brian Keith and his “Dream Team” are hosting an over 40 “All White Everything” on June 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road; light Buffet and cash bar with music provided by a host of DJs. For tickets, call 410-929-1360.

Well, my dear friends, I believe I am out of space, we will continue talking another time. I will see you on the flip-flop. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at Or you can send your correspondence to: 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136.

Until the next time, I’m musically yours.