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Promoter Hassan Rasheed Brings the Royal Theatre Back to Baltimore

by: Rosa Pryor Special to the AFRO
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Rosa Pryor

Hello everyone, the weather is good, so let’s enjoy it while we can because I do believe the real winter is on its way. In any case, we are truly blessed compared to other parts of the country that have had terrible weather and situations such as fires, hurricanes, flooding, etc. So we are thankful and praying for those cities that are going thru hell.

Hassan Rasheed, president of New Africa Community Builders and a renowned entertainment promoter, will host the “Royal Theatre Reunion” on Nov. 11, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at the Patapsco Arena, 3301 Annapolis Road featuring the Manhattans, the Dynamic Superior, Ray, Goodman and Brown, Crosswinds and many more. For more information, call 443-621-7449.

You know, I am so excited about this upcoming weekend, especially this Saturday. GIRLFRIEND! My kind of entertainment is coming to Baltimore thanks to Hassan Rasheed, the renowned promoter who is hosting this event called, “The Royal Theatre Reunion.” This will be one of the ‘baddest’ shows ever. He’s bringing back some of the acts that will remind us of our historical Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore and the Royal Theatre shows back in the day.  I am telling you the Patapsco Arena located at 3301 Annapolis Road will not be the same after this show. The show will feature live on stage, now check this out: The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Ray, Goodman and Brown, the Dynamic Superior, Kenneth Robinson, Crosswinds, Ms. Maybelle, First Impression, Janay and Style. Also, Larry Young, Wanda Coe-Stewart, DJ Sugar Chris, and former radio personality, Johnny Brown will be honored at this event. This all happens on Nov. 11, 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. You have to bring your own food (BYOF), but it is cash bar, so my friends do not bring your bottle, they will search you. For ticket information, call 410-905-4695.

The Dynamic Superior, international recording artists, with (center) George Span, the original member & founder of the group with his good friend, Wilber Fletcher, the owner of the group, will be performing at the annual Royal Theatre Reunion Show at the Patapsco Arena on Nov.11.

The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality St. Pius V and St. Peter Claver Church, will host their 4th annual evening of jazz featuring Dr. Phil Butts Band. It will be Nov. 12 4 p.m – 7p.m. at the Father Henry Harper Hall, 1546 N. Fremont Avenue. It is cabaret style, B.Y.O.B and B.Y.O.F. with free set-ups. For more information, call 410-294-7275.

Freddi Vaughn and the Baltimore Kappa Silhouettes present the annual scholarship on Nov.18, 11:30 a.m – 3 p.m. at the Forum Caterers featuring Baltimore’s own the Spindles. Your tickets include brunch, dancing, silent auction, vendors, door prizes and 50-50 chances. For ticket information, call 443-542-8275. I will see you there.

The Dunbar Committee hosts the Chick Webb Memorial Community Center 70th Anniversary, Nov. 17 thru Nov. 19. Nov. 17, is open house at Chick Webb Recreation Center, 623 N. Eden Street, 3-7 p.m. Nov. 18, is a cabaret style, BYOB & BYOF with live entertainment at the Chick Webb Recreation Center. Nov. 19, is the worship service 11 a.m. at Waters African Episcopal Church, 417 Asquith Street. For more information, call 410-276-6971.

HONEY CHILD! The Caton Castle Lounge, located at 20 South Caton Avenue is doing it again with a dynamite jazz concert on Nov. 18, from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., presented by Ruth Binsky and Steve Patton. It will be an evening of jazz with the Juli Wood Quintet featuring Juli Wood on sax, Tom Williams on trumpet, Tim Murphy on piano, Geoff Harper on bass and Lenny Robinson on drums. For ticket information, emailruthbinsky@gmail.com. Or call 410-922-0752 and tell Ruth I told you.

The Gospel Program Organizer & Promoter, Lonnie Parker Anniversary featuring a gospel program that will blow your mind and having you shouting up and down the aisles. The program will feature live on stage; The Southern Gospel Singers, Wings of Praise, Nate and New Generation, James Price Sr. and The New Mighty Wonders, Eric Waddell and the Abundant Life Singers, The Edwards Sisters and gospel comedian, Rob Richardson on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore. Food is on sale. For tickets call 410-358-9661 or 443-610-7583.

Robert and Elena Houston celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They were married on November 16. Robert retired from the US Postal Service and Elena from the Department of Social Services. They are both members of the Eastern United Methodist Church in Baltimore.

One more thing I want to tell you about before I run out of space. I want you to get on the bus and join Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Nov. 11 as they travel to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to tour the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and a lot more fun. For more information, call Dorothy Randall at 410-298-0701.

Okay, I know I am out of space now. So remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Until The Next Time, I’m Musically Yours.

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