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RAMBLING ROSE: Live entertainment is hot in Baltimore!

Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 9/26/2014, 6 a.m.
Hello, my dear friends, how are you? It looks like fall is trying to make an appearance. The nights are ...
Gerald Wilson, renowned, trumpeter, pianist, conductor, bandleader, composer and educator died at age 96 on Monday, September 8, 2014 from pneumonia.

Hello, my dear friends, how are you? It looks like fall is trying to make an appearance. The nights are getting a little chilly.

The Spindles will be performing at the “Nomads of Annapolis Old School R&B Revue” with Jim Ballard & Dr. Phill Butts 17 pieces band and Rosa Pryor’s group “Signature Live” from out of Washington, DC and much more on Sunday, September 28th at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis, Maryland. For ticket information and bus transportation, call Phil Butts at 410-2944-4821.

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The Spindles will be performing at the “Nomads of Annapolis Old School R&B Revue” with Jim Ballard & Dr. Phill Butts 17 pieces band and Rosa Pryor’s group “Signature Live” from out of Washington, DC and much more on Sunday, September 28th at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis, Maryland. For ticket information and bus transportation, call Phil Butts at 410-2944-4821.

You are invited to the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Press Reception Party on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free with live entertainment featuring vocalist Sharon Alford, who is Baltimore’s own Brenda Alford’s sister; Joe Hosea’s Band and “Dimitri” (a Michael Jackson performer). Ms. Maybelle will be the mistress of ceremony. The reception is a kick-off to the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Award Banquet Gala. You will have an opportunity to meet and greet the children who won scholarships and some of the honorees including: Dante Daniels, the owner of Maceo’s Lounge and Colin’s Seafood & Grill, Dennis Chambers, drummer; James Moody, drummer; Jacob Saulsbury, musician; Lady Rebecca, vocalist; Lucille Brooks, musician; Ronald Scott, owner of Caton Castle; Steve Scribner, vocalist; Kendra Holt, organist and Gaynell Colburn, musician. Tickets are available for the Banquet, by calling 410-833-9474.

The long-time R&B group, The Persuaders, will be singing their signature song “Thin Line between Love & Hate” and many others on Sunday, October 5 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Arch Social Club located at 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore.

Bilal Ali Productions presents “The Sax Divas” starring Sharon Thomas, Melinda Ford and special guest violinist, Chelsey Green. Also performing are Vivian Owens and saxophonist Marcus Mitchell. This event is Bilal’s 8th Annual fundraiser to benefit the homeless. All of this is happening on Saturday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, Maryland. For ticket information, call, 443-540-7797.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts announces the relocation of the 19th Annual Baltimore Book Festival to the Inner Harbor. This year they will feature more than 200 authors, including yours truly, “Rambling Rose” with both of my books. There will also be other regional talent on several stages, book signings, comics, book arts, nearly 100 exhibitors and booksellers, children’s activities, cooking demos, exhibitors, panel discussions, poetry readings, live music and assortment of food, beer and wine. Best of all it is free. The dates are September 26-28th. For more information, call 1877-BALTIMORE, or visit www.baltimorebookfestival.org.

Well my dear friends, I am out of space and out of time, remember 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.