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RAMBLING ROSE: Spend an evening with your favorite jazz musicians

Rosa Pryor | 4/24/2015, 5:58 a.m.
Hello everyone, how are you? I hope you all had a very nice weekend.
The Hoppy Adams Foundation took students and chaperones from the Annapolis area on a field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore with a donation from the aquarium for fun and educational opportunities. The Charles W. “Hoppy” Adams, Jr. Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to promote and provide charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational services for youth and adults individuals located in Annapolis, Maryland and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Areas.

Hello everyone, how are you? I hope you all had a very nice weekend. The weather was in our favor. Before I get started, I want to thank all the supporters from the bottom and top of my heart who came to the “Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Gospel Prayer Breakfast” fundraiser last Saturday. It was awesome to see over 200 people who got up so early to be at an 8 a.m. breakfast to help us raise money for the children. The event was a success. It could not have happened if it wasn't for you and my special, very special performers; Just Being Blessed Gospel Singers and Heavenly Bless Gospel Singers. Both groups were outstanding. Also Nina Dennard, a gospel soloist, who was fantastic and Michele Middleton, the young lady who brought tears to the eyes of my guests as she danced to several gospel songs with grace and spiritual meaning. My master and mistress of ceremony, Carlton & Darlene Douglass were awesome in keeping the program moving very professionally. The minister, Lamont Brown, Jr. from Mt. Zion Baptist Church was remarkable in his ten-minute message that brought guests to their feet at the conclusion. Special thanks go out to Rev. Daniel Worthy and his staff for the use of the Forest Park Senior Center.

Now, let’s talk about some dynamite jazz and blues shows coming your way. The Baltimore Blues Society presents Terry Hanck and his band at the Rosedale American Legion Hall located at 1331 Seling Avenue in Rosedale on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. For tickets and information, call Sam Cohen at 410-866-6280.

Morgan State University Choir sang with Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar and Tamela Mann in the East Room at the White House on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. At the suggestion of First Lady Michelle Obama, the Morgan State University choir was asked to sing in a special concert for the “In Performance at the White House” Series-The Gospel Tradition. The concert will be rebroadcast nationally on April 24 and June 26 2015 on PBS and other stations. Check the television listings in your area.

Morgan State University Choir sang with Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar and Tamela Mann in the East Room at the White House on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. At the suggestion of First Lady Michelle Obama, the Morgan State University choir was asked to sing in a special concert for the “In Performance at the White House” Series-The Gospel Tradition. The concert will be rebroadcast nationally on April 24 and June 26 2015 on PBS and other stations. Check the television listings in your area.

Bilal Ali Productions offers “A Night of Smooth Jazz & R&B” as part of “Jazz Appreciation Month” featuring national recording artists Wake Campbell, Blez Coe and many others on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Best Western Ballroom located at 1800 Belmont Avenue in Windsor Mills, Maryland. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and show time is 8:15 p.m. For ticket information, call at 443-540-7797 or visit: www.bilalproductions.com.

Jazzway 6004 invites the public to spend an afternoon with Cyrus Chestnut, renowned jazz pianist at a fundraising reception for the Walden School Young Musicians Program at 6004 Hollins Avenue in Baltimore, on Sat., April 25, 2015 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-952-4528 or 410-624-2222. Other scheduled concerts are: are: The Todd Marcus Orchestra Outdoor concert on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. and Warren Wolf and his group with Antonio Hart on June 13, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Jazzway 6004 invites the public to spend an afternoon with Cyrus Chestnut, renowned jazz pianist at a fundraising reception for the Walden School Young Musicians Program at 6004 Hollins Avenue in Baltimore, on Sat., April 25, 2015 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 410-952-4528 or 410-624-2222. Other scheduled concerts are: are: The Todd Marcus Orchestra Outdoor concert on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. and Warren Wolf and his group with Antonio Hart on June 13, 2015 at 8 p.m.

The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation presents their Courtyard Summer Music Series “A Taste of Jazz at The Avenue Bakery” featuring the Phil Butts Sunset Band at 2229 Pennsylvania in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food and drink included with your tickets. Call 410-225-3881.

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Larry Washington, the oldest member of the Arch Social Club hosts a "Tribute to the Stroke Survival Group" with dinner, dancing and live entertainment featuring Phill Butts and Sunset Band on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Arch Social Club located at 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore. For Ticket information, call 410-669-9856.

My group, “Signature Live!” Motown 10 piece group from the Washington, D.C. area will perform two shows at Lexington Market on Saturday, May 2, 2015— noon until 2 p.m.

Jazz Expressways Foundation is hosting a bus trip to the Cape May Jazz Festival in Cape May, New Jersey from May 29-31, 2015 and invites you to join them. Please call now to reserve your seat and hotel accommodations so you wont be disappointed. For more details, call 410-323-7294 or 410-435-6334. Booking deadline is May 1, 2015!

St. Paul’s School Jazz Band under the direction of Carl Grubbs will perform on Friday May 8, 2015 at the Liberty Senior Center at 1 p.m. at 3505 Resource Dr., Randallstown, Maryland 21133.

Just one more thing before I leave you, how about meeting me at the Mother’s Day Expo on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Office Complex located at 201 W. Preston Street in Baltimore. Do all your Mother’s Day shopping in one place. For more information and vending space, call Brian Neal at 410-767-8376 or email: brian.neal@maryland.gov.

Well my friends that is it! I am out of space. Terrible situation! But remember if you need me; email me your information to rosapryor@aol.com. Or you can call me at 410-833-9474. I am also available to do a book signing at your next event. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS,