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Enjoy your Labor Day weekend

Rosa Trusty-Prior | 8/30/2013, midnight
Metro West Temps is an R&B & Doo-Wop group will perform on Sun., Sept. 1 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 410-532-2274. Courtesy photo

Hello everyone! I hope you are getting ready to start your Labor Day Weekend. I know I am. I have to have eye surgery this week, afterwards, I need some R&R, so by the time you read this, my Boo-Boo and I will be on the road headed to Philadelphia, PA to the Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival which takes place at the Embassy Suites-Airport in Philadelphia, Penn. It’s an event I have attended every year for the past 22 years, I know I will see a few of you there. It is a very nice line up this year, even though you might not recognize some of the artists, believe me they are some of the best jazz recording artists around. Some of the other acts are the Wayne Morgan Trio, the Youth Jazz Performances, Gerald Veasley, the Farid Barron Trio, Glenn Williams Journey, Barbara Walker Story, Gerald Veasley and they will have a “Jazz Workshop” which has become very popular at this event. For more information, call Thelma Anderson at 215-753-0232 or call the hotel at 215-365-4500.

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Tony Williams, national recording artist, saxophonist and retired teacher from the Philadelphia School System is the founder and producer of the Annual Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival. He is an all around musician, a mentor and an advocate of young people in the music field. He is responsible for the introduction of jazz to the many young students who have passed through the Mount Airy Cultural Center’s doors in Philadelphia.

Well darlings, while I’m away the mouse will play. There’s a lot going on in Baltimore too. The “Dinner, Show & Cabaret (Remember the Royal Theater) is going on at the Forest Park Senior Center located 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue on Sunday, September 1 from 5-9 p.m. It is BYOB, free cups & ice, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, live entertainment featuring live Motown Revue/R&B groups with Steve “Smokey” Scribner and Mr. Disco playing your favorite line and hand-dancing tunes, a soul food dinner catered by LCE Caterers and many vendors. Yours truly will be there with my book “African American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland” (Remembering the Yesterday’s 1940-1980) to autograph just for you. To all my senior citizens, this is a special place for you to enjoy and be safe.

My dear friend Jim “Magic” Johnson and the Old School Runners are inviting you to join them for their 11th Annual Crab Feast on Sunday, September 1, from 2-6 p.m. at the Columbus Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Avenue in Baltimore. That is off the 8400 block of Belair Road. It is cabaret style, so BYOB and your ticket also includes free beer and set-ups. Sugar Chris is the DJ. For ticket information, call 443-676-9038.

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Heralds of Hope Theater Company hosts a new Baltimore Playwrights Festival Play for the last weekend, Friday to Sunday, Aug. 30 – Sept.1, 2013 in title: “Countdown to the Happy Day” at Sojourner-Douglass College Theater, 200 N. Central Avenue in Baltimore. Producer & Co-Director, Margaret Locklear with Percy W. Thomas. The two character drama features Terry Johnson-Bey and Paris Alexander. For more information, call 410-736-1846

Another Crab Feast is being hosted by John A. Holmes Lodge #89 on Saturday, August 31 at Tall Cedars, 2501 Putty Hill Avenue from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Your tickets include open buffet, and open bar or you can BYOB, DJ and all the crabs you can eat. For more information, call 443-546-7362.

Enjoy your holiday weekend and stay safe no matter where you decide to celebrate. Remember to get your subscription of the Baltimore Times, by calling 410-366-3900 or going to their website: www.baltimoretimes-online.com. You can order my new book from me directly by sending $32.00 to 214 Conewood Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136, check payable to Rosa Pryor and a note with autograph instructions.

I am out of space, but remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me your events to rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.