Hello Everyone! Have you had a nice summer so far? I know one thing, this has been one of the busiest summers we have had in a long time, and it is not over yet.
Before I go any further, I want to take this time to congratulate my Boss, my co-workers, staff of the AFRO American Newspaper on their 125th Anniversary. We had our Gala last Saturday at Martin’s Crosswinds, and it was a Black-Tie Affair; I know it was awesome. I was a little under the weather and unable to go. But, Jake Oliver I am proud to be a part of such an historical newspaper for the past 22 years. Folks, you must get a copy of our last week’s paper, it covers a lot of the AFRO’s history and it is a keepsake.
As you see, I do have more pictures in my column this week, so make sure you read the captions with the information and will be a kind of hit & run information on what is going on this week.
First of all, I got a memo about “Jazz in the Sculpture Gardens” at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive will not be open this season for the live entertainment that was scheduled for August; due to the fact, they are renovating. So, hold on to your seasonal tickets, I am most sure they will be honored for next year.
Next, I want to tell you about the upcoming Dinner Theater Performances of “For Better or Worse” written by my friend Ursula V. Battle and Directed by Dr. Gregory Branch on Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, with two shows on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; dinner is served from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday and 6-7 p.m. on the later show. On Aug. 27 the show is 3 p.m. and dinner is served from 3-4 p.m. at the “One God One Thought Center for Better Living,” (my God that is a hell-la-va long name), located on 3605 Coronado Road, Windsor Mill, Maryland. You’ve got to check this play out, you will see some familiar faces in the show, including “Miss Maybelle”. Mannnnn! I tell you my adopted child by another mother is all over the place. That is a busy young woman, and she is good at them all. Knowing that comedienne, Baltimore’s own “Ms. Maybelle,” will be one of the cast, you know it has got to be funny as hell! So, look check it out, call Ursula at 443-531-4787 for tickets and more information. My “Boo-Boo” and I will see you there.
The DC Legendary Musicians is an organization run by Rev. Dr. Sandra Butler and she is an associate minister at Metropolitan AME Church. They have invited all of you to the Bethesda Blues and Jazz & Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland on Aug. 20 to enjoy the performance of Lady Mary, vocalist; Jimi Smooth, saxophonist, Ron Holloway, Trombonist, Mosche Snowden with guest guitarist, Allen Blair and the Indahouse Band. For more information, call 240-330-4500 or go to their web site: www. bethesdabluesjazz.com. They feature some dynamite jazz shows at this club.
Girlfriend, the Whatnauts are back home. Yes, they are back together, recording a new CD and they are performing in a live concert cabaret style on Aug. 26, 8 p.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road in Baltimore. Also on the show is “Skip Mahoney & the Casuals,” “Ten Karat Gold,” “Sweet Symphony” and for your dancing pleasure is DJ “Sugar Chris”. For tickets and information, call 410-262-6604 or 410-905-4695.
Alright my dear friends, I have to go now. I am out of space. But remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474, or email me at [email protected]. Until the next time, I’m musically yours.