Hello folks! Before I begin, please close your eyes and bow your heads for a second and say a small prayer for the hurricane victims in Florida and the Islands who are suffering in many ways. Prayers goes up, blessings come down.
I now want to talk about a dynamite event called the African American Authors and Empowerment Expo, an event that I am proud to have been a part of for at least 5 years. It was started by a gifted young lady, Patricia Johnson-Harris. This year on October 7 will mark her 8th year and the expo will be held 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Baltimore, Maryland on the campus of Morgan State University in the University Student Center. The event will feature 60 vendors as well as hundreds of local & national authors and it is free to the public. The event includes workshops, speaking panels, authors presentations and live entertainment. Johnson-Harris’ mission is to create a platform that exposes independent authors to the public, while helping authors make connections with national book clubs, provide entrepreneurial workshops and author seminars.
On September 29, guitarist Rodney Kelley and the Rodney Kelley Experience, will perform “A Night of Jazz & Blues” at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street in Westminster, Maryland. Show time is 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 410-848-7272.
The lovely, gifted, talented, national recording artist, Gabrielle Goodman, a Baltimore native, is returning home to perform a show that will blow your mind! She will be at the Caton Castle Lounge, October 7, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Her band will be Robert Shahid on drums, Greg Hatza on organ and Reginald Payne on guitar. For ticket information, call 410-566-7086.
The Griots Circle of Maryland will host their annual Love Stories fundraiser on October 8 from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m., at the historic Arena Playhouse located at 801 McCulloh Street. The event will feature performances by griots John Carrington, Ophelia Brown-Carter, Bernard Carson, Bob Smith, Gwen Marable and Kay L. Merrill. The show will be directed by Gordon “Soorah” Parks. This event will include African dancing, storytelling, music and door prizes. For ticket information call 410-788-3555.
Oh honey, I am not finished yet! Check this out! Middle Battle, President of the Left Bank Jazz Society and her friends are hosting a trip to the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, October 12 to October 16. For details, call her at 410-448-0033. This lady gives some mean, out-of-site trips.
One more thing I want to let you know about; the Times Community Services, Inc., is sponsoring a bus excursion to Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore crab feast lunch at the Fisherman’s Crab Deck restaurant in Grasonville, Maryland. For ticket information, call 410-366-3900.
Well my dear friends, I am out of space, I hope you enjoy your week. 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.