Hello everyone, have you ever seen such a wide spread of summer entertainment? It is everywhere and that is a good thing. The live entertainment from our local musicians has been jumping. Some are free summer concerts and there are some with a little fee, but it is worth for you to go out and check it out. My goodness gracious friends, if I can tell you about them, there is no excuse for you not to go out and support these musicians and have a good time.
The Liberty Road Business Association is continuing their live family-friendly outdoor concert series at Kings Point Square, 9900 Liberty Rd., Randallstown, Md. Their live entertainment is 6-9 p.m. July 25th and this one is free.
Coppin State University has joined the bandwagon with Dr. “Pete” and Mrs. Pamela McNeill with a Summer Concert Series featuring, Baltimore Steel Orchestra on July 31st, Marsha Meekins Band on Aug. 28th, and Sept. 25th they will have Tom Reyes & Friends. All performances are on the Campus Main Quad from 6-9 p.m. Rain location is the Tawes Ballroom. Folks take your lawn chairs and other outdoors concert toys to Coppin; there is free parking on campus. For more information, call 410-951-3812.
Heru-Ka Anu’s “Expressions in Jazz Series,” a bi-weekly series featuring outstanding jazz musicians and singers performing various expressions of the music in an intimate setting, takes place 6-9 p.m. on Saturdays at 6037 Liberty Rd., Suite 6, Baltimore. Aug. 9 is Reginald Cyntje and Eliot Seppa Duet; Aug. 23, The Karen Lovejoy Group; Sept. 13, Akua Allrich Trio, and Sept. 27 is Michael Price Trio. For more information, call 443-453-3010.
Well, my dear friends, I am not playing an instrument or singing, but I will be featured and headlining a program 1 p.m. July 26 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St. I will be talking about my book “African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland, (Remembering the Yesterday’s 1940-1980) and doing a book signing for both of my books including (the “Pennsylvania Avenue Book” as my fans intend to call it now), but the title is: “African-American Entertainment in Baltimore”. Along with me, there will be musicians and singers telling their stories, about how they got started and their experiences back in the day. Please join me, it will be fun. For more information, call Terry Taylor at 443-263-1829.
Before I leave you, I want you to keep in prayer our sick and shut-ins. Curtis Anderson, former radio personality, is very ill and not doing well and Bobby Ward, renowned drummer, is still recovering from hand surgery.