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RAMBLING ROSE: Get ready to give thanks!

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 11/21/2014, 6:15 a.m.
Hello my dear friends, by the time you read this, my Boo-Boo and I will be still on our vacation ...
They call themselves “The Crew,” and every third Friday the group hosts an “Oldies Night” from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Caton Castle located on Caton Avenue at Hilton with free food, great music and a lot of dancing. For more information, call 410-675-6379. (Courtesy Photo)

Hello my dear friends, by the time you read this, my Boo-Boo and I will be still on our vacation getting some much overdue R&R, but I haven’t forgotten you. I want you to check out the entertainment this weekend and at the same time, get ready to give thanks for all you have.

Next week is Thanksgiving, which is also my birthday and it is very important that we remember the folks that has less than we have. Share your food, check out the homeless, give blankets, warm clothes and food to those who are less fortunate, God will bless you and you will feel good about yourself too.

Bilal Ali Productions presents Marcus Mitchell, renowned saxophonist at a Pre-Thanksgiving Customer Appreciation Night, entitled “Sax in the City” on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Best Western Ballroom located at 1800 Belmont Avenue in Windsor Mill, Maryland.

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Bilal Ali Productions presents Marcus Mitchell, renowned saxophonist at a Pre-Thanksgiving Customer Appreciation Night, entitled “Sax in the City” on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Best Western Ballroom located at 1800 Belmont Avenue in Windsor Mill, Maryland.

This week, I want to spotlight Marcus Mitchell, a young saxophonist who promoter Bilal Ali will present on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Best Western Ballroom on Belmont Avenue. I read up on Marcus and was very impressed to learn that he is not only a dynamite saxophonist, but he is also the CEO and president of “24th Music,” a division of MHM Entertainment Group which is based in Maryland. I understand that he is the youngest independent executive on the voting committee for the Grammy Awards. He is also about to release his latest CD entitled “R&R-Rest & Relaxation.” He is a musician you need to keep an eye on. Check out his show on Saturday and tell me what you think.

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Calvin L. Tolbert will celebrate his 90th birthday with his family and friends on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Poet’s Athletic Club located 920 E. North Avenue.

Branch Morgan, III, a choreographer, dancer and educator will celebrate his 62nd birthday, his first anniversary of retirement and his first purchase on a new house (better late than never) on Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 148, 20 S. Marlyn Avenue in Essex, Maryland.

I want to congratulate Lonnie Parker for celebrating 36 years as a program organizer and gospel promoter recently at Brown’s Memorial Baptist Church. Parker's program included: Willis Pittman & the Burden Lifters; Nate & New Generations; The Wings of Praise, Ministry; The Edward Brothers; soloist, Sister Penny Moses & The Singing Evangelists; and emcee Minister Robert Wilson. I understand there was some down home singing and shouting going on. Congratulations Lonnie Parker!

Happy birthday to some of my friends who share a birthday with me this month, including: Big Jim from WEAA 88.9 FM; Ethel Ennis; Milton Dugger; Calvin L. Tolbert; John Wood; Sandra Dobson; Marva Laws; Rev. Ruth Travis; Dr. Elaine Simon; and Richard Sher just to name a few.

Well, my dear friends, enjoy the holidays, be good to each other. I am going to finish enjoying my vacation, but in the meantime if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.