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RAMBLING ROSE: Comedy, plays and birthday parties!

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 8/15/2014, 6 a.m.
Hello everyone! Honey Child! This looks like it will be a busy weekend for me.
Ms. Maybelle, Baltimore’s renowned comedian will host her show called, “Ms. Maybelle’s Good Girdle Comedy Show” on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Darkside Lounge located at 6826 Harford Road in Baltimore. (Courtesy Photo)

Hello everyone! Honey Child! This looks like it will be a busy weekend for me. Girlfriend! You got to help me out here. Please check out all the events that will be going on just on Saturday, August 16th. This is a terrible situation. Okay, I have to be at the African-American Author’s Expo on Saturday, which is 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Because of my new book, you know I have to there and Friday, August 15th I have to be at the Author’s Expo Award Dinner because I am one of the speakers. But, getting back to Saturday, there is Ms. Maybelle’s Comedy show that starts at 8 p.m. at the Darkside Lounge on Harford Road; I believe “Boo-Boo” and I can make that after leaving Timonium, but my problem is Vernard Gray’s party at Caton Castle, also on Saturday that starts at 6 p.m. Now here is where I need your help. I need you all to meet me everywhere I am going, but when you get to Caton Castle on time, let them know I will not be able to be there, but I send love and congrats! Thanks, I appreciate that.

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National Recording Artist/ Actress D’Atra Hicks will perform in Ursula Battle's hit stage play "The Teacher's Lounge."

Let’s not forget Maceo’s Lounge on Monroe Street. Thursdays and Fridays is live entertainment from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Vernard Gray, Washington, DC/ Baltimore jazz promoter is celebrating his birthday on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Caton Castle Lounge located at 20 S. Caton Avenue in Baltimore with live entertainment by Greg Hatza and his band.

My girl, Pamela Leak, better known as “Ms. Maybelle” is having a hell-la-va show on Saturday, August 16th featuring Lonnie Davis, Alabama, Russell Parham, and Big Shorty and of course, Ms. Maybelle herself. She is calling the show “Ms. Maybelle’s Good Girdle Comedy Show.” I know this will be a barrel of laughs. The event will be held at The Darkside Lounge, 6826 Harford Road in Baltimore. Call her for tickets at 443-983-1180.

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Patricia Johnson, President/Founder of the African American Author’s Expo hosts her 5th annual event on August 16, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel located at 2004 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, Maryland. The free family event will showcase independent and national authors; workshops; entertainment and more.

I received a note from Charles Dugger, to let me know it is that time of the year again, celebrating 44 years of his “Annual Marcus Garvey Day” on Saturday, August 16th beginning with a parade at the Wall of Respect at Carey and Cumberland Streets and proceeding down Pennsylvania Avenue, through Dolphin Street to Fremont Avenue to Edmondson Avenue to Harlem Park. Please try to support this beautiful, cultural parade for a good cause. A celebration will take place at Harlem Park from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Gilmor Street and Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore. There will be lots of vendors, art, music, poetry, an African marketplace, and games for the children. No need to call anyone. Just go! It is free to the public.

Grace Presbyterian Church is having their 2nd Annual Crab Feast; (guess when?) Yes! August 16th from 2-6 p.m. It will be held at the Forum Caters, 4210 Primrose Avenue in Baltimore. For ticket information, call 443-370-4506.

On Saturday, August 23rd for those diehard jazz folks, Caton Castle Lounge and Ronald Scott, the owner will feature the Warren Wolf Quartet with Warren on vibes, Bob Butta on piano, Romeir Mendez on bass and John Lamkin III on drums. Cover charge is very reasonable. For more information, call 410-566-7086.

Well, my dear friends, it is about that time. I am out of space. Remember, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or you can send your press releases and fliers to my office at 214 Conewood Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136 or just email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Check out my website: www.rosapryormusic.com or www.rambling-rose.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.