Hello everyone, I hope you are having a blessed week so far. I have so much to tell you this week. I might have to pull out the “Rosemobile” to get us everywhere we need to be.
First of all, let me get started by telling you that I am a 1963 graduate of Edmondson High School and is proud of it. We are planning our 50th class reunion and you are welcome to join us. Many of you might know or hang out with some of my classmates throughout the years, if so, please spread the word that yours truly is the chairman of the planning committee and I am looking for any of my classmates from February or June Class of 1963 and to please call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also inviting the classes of 1961, 1962 and 1964 of Edmondson High School to join us. We have a “Happy Hour Meet & Greet” every first Friday of the month at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Reisterstown Road from 4-7 p.m. with music, food and cocktails with a lot of reminiscing and fun.
We still have tickets left for the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Annual Gospel Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser on March 16 at the Normandy Room. This event is for the children, folks. Performing this year are the Golden Voices of New Jersey, Heavenly Bless, gospel soloist Patrice Gibbs; and “For God We Live Steppers. our hostess is Rev. Dorothy Boulware and our sermonette will be delivered by Rev. J.T. Thornton. An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet that will blow your mind is covered by the admission. Tickets are $18.00.
The Arch Social Club will have worship on March 10 to celebrate their tenth anniversary at St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church, 655 North Bentalou Street, Baltimore. Reginald Wade Lawrence is Pastor. Please join them.
Chef Mac’s and All That Blues Restaurant will feature “Big Boy Little Band," blues group on March 9 at 4709 Harford Road at 8 p.m. and on March 16 the Smooth Teaze, Doo-Wop & Motown group will be performing, same place and same time. I will see you there.
Honey Child! I’m not finished yet! One of my favorite musician, Phil Butts and his band, will be performing at the “Jazz Expressways Foundation Jazz Breakfast” on March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where else, but, at Chef Mac’s and All That Blues Restaurant, 4709 Harford Road; not only you going to get great entertainment, but the open buffet is out-of-site! For tickets information call 410-323-7295.
Well, what he we got here? Shirley Duncan and her beau, Bunny, are featuring an all-female “Comedy Show and Dance” March 8 at Shirley’s Place, 2270 Park Hill Avenue; light buffet and BYOB. The time is 7 p.m.
The Marjorie T. Lancaster Chapter No. 84, O.E.S. P.H.A. presents a “Five Point Star Tea” on March 10, 3-7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #259, 9122 Piscataway Road in Clinton, Md. They are serving exclusive tea tasting from Capital Teas and lunch. For more information, call Sister Janelle Pittman at 202-409-5363.
Renowned trumpeter, musician, bandleader and educator, John Lamkin with his quintet featuring John Lamkin II, on trumpet and flugelhorn; Craig Alston on saxophones; Allyn Johnson on piano; Eric Wheeler on bass and John Lamkin III on drums will be performing at the Caton Castle, on Caton Avenue & Hilton on Saturday, March 9 at 6 p.m.
Steve “Smokey” Scribner will host his “Funnday Sundayz” (Remember the Royal Theater) on March 10, 4-8 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. I believe this is Baltimore’s only dinner show with vendors, free set-ups, door prizes, BYOB and much more. For more information, call 410-532-2274.
Last, but not least; to tell the truth, this event really doesn’t need any introduction, but in case you don’t have a TV or radio, Marvin Sapp “I Never Could Have Made It” concert will be at Mount Pleasant Church, 6000 Radecke Avenue in Baltimore on March 15. Included with the concert are Doc Pearson, Kenny Davis and the Melodyaires, The Jones Brothers, Prophecy, “I Can’t, We Can” Choir and soloist Frank Gibson. Show time is 7 p.m. I believe this concert will be in memory of the late Billy Taylor who was the original producer & promoter of this event who passed away suddenly last month. I take my hat off to the organizers who decided to go forth with his show.