Hello my dear friends and fans. I am so excited about this month, due to the fact; I get to cover two of my favorite subjects which are Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. Also I am proud to say I am celebrating 20 years with the Afro-American Newspaper on Feb. 14, 2017 as their Entertainment Columnist. Man, how time flies.
Lou Fields of the Baltimore African American Tourism Council of Maryland is hosting his Langton Hughes Book Fair on Feb. 5 at the Empowerment Temple AME Church, 421 Primrose Avenue in Baltimore from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 443-983-7974.
Now let me give you the details about these events coming up to kick off Black History Month, which I will be a part of each one. First, for the “Lou Fields’ Langton Hughes Book Fair” that will be held at the Empowerment Temple on Feb. 5. There will be over 20 authors and vendors participating including authors, publishers, Literary Agents, Publicists, Editors, etc. It is open to the public and it is free.
Lexington Market is joining in the special month from Feb. 1 thru Feb. 25; every day except Sundays with a look at the city’s rich heritage and history with more than 100 vendors from food, fashion; live entertainment, arts & crafts, clothes, jewelry, books, vintage newspaper & magazines and publishers every week, authors and artists will be among the group sharing their stories. This is open to the public and is free. If you are interested in being a vendor, call Stacy at 410-685-6169 for an application.
Lindsey B. Johnson founder of the Baltimore Black Memorabilia & Collectible & the National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Shows will host his event on Feb. 11, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street. For more information, call 301-649-1915.
Lindsey Johnson’s Black Memorabilia & Collectible Show will be Feb. 11 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be many, many vendors with black memorabilia for sale, educational exhibits, verbal appraisal of black memorabilia, autograph sessions with Negro League Baseball Players ,many authors including, IIyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, will be at the show signing their books; Black memorabilia and collectibles for sale include slavery artifacts, books, autographs, stamps, paintings, prints, dolls, advertisements, kitchen collectibles, coins, magazines, toys, jewelry and civil rights, political, entertainment and sports memorabilia and so much more.
Coming up very soon is BCP Digital Printing Black Classic Press is celebrating Black History Month at the “Independent & Self Published Authors Book Fair at Center Court at Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore on Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-242-6954.
More Black History Month event is coming up in my next column, but right now I want to mention Valentine’s Day which comes up. Mark your calendar for the Live Concert featuring; Dennis Edwards Temptations, the Mighty Delfonics, the Persuaders, Rolls Royce, the Supremes and Baltimore’s own Bona’ on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. For tickets, call 443-447-2207.
Carl Grubbs Ensemble will perform the music of Eubie Blake, plus jazz standards written by African American Jazz masters at Northwood Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library, 4420 Loch Raven Boulevard on Feb. 11, 1 p.m. for Black History Month.
Next weekend, the New Life Fellowship Worship Center Drama Ministry will host a special Valentine’s Day presentation written by Ursula Battle, named; “For Better or Worse” on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 2-6 p.m. at the Randallstown Community Center. For tickets call 443-531-4787 or 443-468-6031.
Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, but I know I will see you this week somewhere. Just tap me on the shoulders and say hello. If you need me just call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at email@example.com.
Until the next time, I’m musically yours.