Hello, everyone. I sure hope you feel better than I do. I have been under the weather for the past two weeks. My “Boo-Boo” and I both have been sick as a dog. We both had chronic bronchitis, but I had to have acute sinusitis with it. So I haven't been able to breathe, smell, taste or blow my nose. My husband and I just took turns coughing or we cough together. I tell you my friends, it has been a terrible situation! But with the anti-bronchitis and nose sprays, pills, and prayers we are feeling so much better. I’m not ready to run a monkey up a tree yet, but at least I can throw him a banana.

I have been trying to keep up on what’s going on and realize it is a lot. The beautiful weather we have been having has contributed to that. My God! Hasn't the weather been gorgeous?

An organization called YADA is a resource center and has a program to help change the lives of youth and disabled adults. A day program, which will assist traumatized youths due to economic, educational or social dysfunctions, ultimately results in a positive family change. The organization expects to impact children whose lives have been affected directly or indirectly by substance abuse, said CEO. Some of the children have been abandoned due to inappropriate parenting and in need of mentoring and or life coaching skills. They will service the Maryland and the Baltimore metropolitan areas. They offer life coaching skills, meditation, spiritual awareness, amateur radio broadcasting and a uniform drill team. The radio broadcasting will introduce the participants to the field of broadcasting and communications. The uniformed drill team will offer discipline, structure and build character.

Arthur O. Burrell is the CEO, founder and mentor; Yvette Williams is the assistant CEO. For more information, or to send donations to this non-profit organization, call M’s 410-327-5464 or Arthur at 410-493-1395.

The MC Booze Band featuring Marshall Booze on lead guitar will be appearing at The Exclusive Lounge, 4314 Curtis Ave., Sept. 19, 8-10 p.m. For more information, call 410-354-5566.

Please don't forget Eleanor Janey is celebrating her 75th birthday on Sep. 19, 5-9 p.m. at the Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Ave. All of you who know this fantastic woman are invited to come to party with her. Go share your love. Give her flowers while she still can smell them. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELEANOR JANEY!

John Lamkin II Sacred Jazz Quintet featuring Eartha takes place on Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m. at Timothy Baptist Church, 1214 W. Saratoga St. The fundraising outdoor concert and is free. For more information call 410-728-1447.

John Lamkin, trumpeter, has the weekend very busy for you. He also will be performing on Sept. 19, 4-6 p.m., at the Church of the Holy Covenant, 5657 The Alameda in Baltimore. “The Gospel According to Jazz” is the theme and it is free.

Well, my dear friends, it is about that time. I am out of space and out of time. If you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or e-mail me at [email protected] UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.