Hello everyone; thank you for your prayers, well wishes, get well cards and blessings sent my way on Facebook. I got them all. I am home recuperating very slowly. I am not able yet to get out and jump up and down and do the “James Brown”, but hopefully soon. Honey Child, stomach surgery is no joke. I will keep you informed.

Okay now for the good stuff, my dear friend and sister in music, Ethel Ennis, is being honored by the Sisters Academy of Baltimore, which is located 139 First Avenue in Baltimore. The theme of the event is “Jazzin’ it Up at the Park” and will take place on Saturday, April 22 at the Montgomery Park, 1800 Washington Blvd in Baltimore.

Ethel Ennis will be honored by the Sisters Academy of Baltimore at “Jazzin’ it Up” at the Montgomery Park from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 22. The event will feature the rich heritage of jazz music and entertainment dating back to the 1920’s as well as a fundraiser for a student scholarship. For ticket information, call 410-242-1212 ext. 14 or go to sistersacademy.org.

Sister Academy of Baltimore is a tuitions-free, independent, faith-based middle school for girls of limited economic means. Welcoming girls of all races, ethnicities, and religions, the school helps young women reach their full potential through education and become agents of transformation in their families, communities and society.

The Delfonics are one of the headliners for Baltimore’s Spring Fest Cabaret on April 22 from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road. The show includes Rolls Royce, Supreme’s Tribute featuring Sandra Taylor, Panama, BO’NA and Palovation. It is open bar and BYOF. For ticket information, call 410-790-9333.

The event’s theme features Baltimore’s great history and rich heritage of jazz music and entertainment dating back to the 1920’s. The festive evening promises to offer music and dancing, as well as a culinary tour of American’s great jazz cities. The dress attire is also of the 1920’s. “Jazzin’ It Up” will begin by featuring the wonderful by jazz artist Craig Alston and his special jazz ensemble. The evening’s festivities include a jazz circuit menu tour with libations and several opportunities to support Sisters Academy. I will see you there. For more information, call 410-242-1212.

Ella Fitzgerald songs will be done in tribute to her and memories of her by the Dr. Phil Butts Big Band featuring vocalist Denyse Pearson on April 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Caton Castle Lounge, 20 South Caton Avenue in Baltimore. Cash Bar and food is on sale. For ticket information, call 410-566-7086 or 443-859-0124.

MarvaD and her side kick “KennyD” are having their Annual Good Friday Fish Fry Party on April 14 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 8123 Harford Road in Parkville, Md. For ticket information, call 410-599-9159.

Happy Easter, folks

Enjoy your weekend with a nice Easter Brunch at the Boathouse Canton, Waterfront Grille, located at 2809 Boston Street in Baltimore on April 16 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with your family or you can check out the Easter Brunch Buffet at the Harbor East Mussel Bar & Grille, 1350 Lancaster Street also in Baltimore on April 16 at 10 a.m.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, be safe and enjoy. Hopefully I will see you soon somewhere.

I have to go now and rest, but remember, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Please send your notes, your invites and your up-coming events to me by email or via mail only, not by face book.

Until the next time, I’m musically yours.