Hello, hello my dear friends! Everything is wonderful on this end. I hope everything on your end is the same. As you know, I just recently got back from my cruise to the Caribbean with many of my fans of Rambling Rose, family and friends and we had a ball.

My lands of mercy! There’s a lot going on this week and next week on the home front I got to tell you about. I received a lot of excited calls and e-mails about my column being in the AFRO for two weeks straight and you might have thought maybe I was back in every week, but no such luck…maybe soon. We don’t know how or why that happened, but my column is still biweekly.

Not wasting any more space, let’s talk about the events coming up. On Sunday, April 24, at Maceo’s Lounge on Monroe Street, the one and only James “Biddy” Wood is celebrating his 86th birthday in fine style. The celebration features Phill Butts and his band with special guests, Carlos Johnson and Tiny Tim Harris and lots of other musicians and singers. All of you are invited to give this special guy his due. The party starts 5 p.m.

I am truly excited about the Maryland Public Television “The Best of Doo Wop IV” that is on Saturday, April 30, for two concerts, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Honey Child! This is going to be the bomb! Just check out this line-up: Herb Reed’s Platters, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Marcels, The Chiffons, The Coasters and Speedo and the Cadillacs. With performers such as these, fans are sure to have an unforgettable experience reliving the consonant vocal harmonies and smooth melodies that infused some of the most influential and popular music of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. All of this is on stage, live, at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. For more information and tickets call 1-800-522-8915.

Also on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 the Maryland Association of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows invites you to join them for their Annual Session 2011 at Enon Baptist Church, 601 N. Schroeder St. in Baltimore, where Rev. Arnold and lady Ava Howard is the hyost and hostess. The program starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-462-6960.

In closing, I want to remind of the Sugarloaf Craft Festival will be at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, on April 29, 30 and May 1 with cool crafts of jazzy jewelry, hot handbags, creative clothes, gourmet goodies and a lot of family fun.

FYI: The casino at Arundel Mills has posted their job openings; there are a lot of them. If you know of anyone who may be out of work or looking for a new opportunity, please go to the link: http://ppecasinoresortsmd.com/index.cfm/page=jobs or contact Merge BDS. Inc. at 410-255-5411 or e-mail perry@mergebds.com.

Well my friends, it is about that time. If you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or e-mail me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.