Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. If not, just keep your head up and have faith, it will get better. We lost another dear friend last week; Stella Fullwood, the wife of Everett Fullwood passed away Jan. 8. March Funeral Home West had her body. The viewing was Jan. 13 and it was standing room only in their largest chapel. Her funeral was Saturday at First Charity Baptist Church. She will be truly missed. Please keep her husband and family in your prayers. This couple is a well known and admired couple in the community.

On the brighter side, one of my favorite topics, as you know, is live entertainment and it is good to know some of our local clubs are still hosting this type of music.

Scotty P Reggae Singer

Scotty P and his band will perform on the Arcade Stage at Lexington Market from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 21. Scott Paynter, his birth name, is a renowned Reggae singer who founded the group Jah Works in Baltimore, Md. and has produced nine original albums, with more than 1000,000 copies sold on their own independent Riddim House Productions Label.

Matter-of-fact there has been another club added that does live entertainment. I am talking about the Corinthian Restaurant & Lounge, located at 7107 Windsor Mill Road in Baltimore. Last week they featured Cedric Le’Mont, Isaac Parham and Devin Ward performed. On Jan. 26 a group called Café Red will perform featuring Howard Brooks on drums, Chris Rhodes on bass, Eugene Chapman on sax and Kevin Powe on guitar. The club is really very nice and the food is very good. They have great barmaid service and I love the atmosphere because it is mostly an over 50 clientele. There is no cover charge.

Ron Scott, the owner of Caton Castle Lounge on Caton Avenue and Hilton Street is celebrating his birthday on Jan. 21 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. while his guests are enjoying the live entertainment by the Eric Alexander Quartet. Also you can have your dinner while enjoying the show. Their food is also very good.

Ron Scott, owner of the famous Caton Castle Lounge, located at 20 South Caton Avenue in Baltimore, is celebrating his birthday on Jan. 21 from 6 p.mm.-10 p.m. There is a cover charge and food is on sale.

Lexington Market hosts live entertainment every Saturday afternoon from noon-2 p.m. They have a variety of groups and bands; jazz, blues, R&B, Gospel, Country & Western, and Reggae or Caribbean music. On Jan. 21 Reggae singer Scotty P and his band will perform. This group has been touring the U.S. and traveled the world. This weekend his repertoire will include different style of music such as acoustic blues, soul, traditional country and rock.

Eric Alexander Quartet, featuring Harold Mabern on piano, Joe Fransworth on drums, John Webber on bass and Eric on sax will perform at the Caton Castle on Jan. 21 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Bobby’s Jazz Club, located 1140 S. Paca Street in Baltimore, has jazz musicians performing every week and you can order dinner and have cocktails while you enjoy the show.

Another night club that has been around for many years, called Cat’s Eye Pub, is very popular for live jazz entertainment. I remember the late Ruby Glover use to sing here a lot. They are located 1730 Thames Street. They have live music every night.

Then, of course, you have Club 347 located at 347 N. Calvert Street in Baltimore. They have jazz jam sessions every Monday night like the Sportsman’s Lounge and the Bird Cage used to do back in the day.

Last, but not least, Water Street Jazz Supper Club at Velleggia’s Italian, 110 Water Street in Baltimore, just recently started live jazz entertainment while you enjoy some great Italian food.

Staff and artists of the recent Baltimore Community Art Show.

Well my dear friends, I am out of space, 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.