RAMBLING ROSE: Baby it’s cold outside!
Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 1/16/2015, 6 a.m.
Hello everyone! How are you? Girlfriend, I know it is cold outside! But we have to keep moving so we can get warm. We just have to dress for the occasion and bundle up for the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. Put on your long johns, gloves and hats and snuggle up with your buddies and family and go see this beautiful parade on Monday, January 19, 2015. It starts at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street at noon then proceeds south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and disbands at Baltimore Street.
You will get the opportunity to view a wide variety of organizations and performance groups from around the region march to honor the legacy of the late Dr. King. The parade will include performances from community bands such as The Baltimore Entertainers Marching Band, The Baltimore Westsiders, New Edition Marching Band and N-Full Motion Marching Stallions Bands, the Dunbar High School Marching Band; the local chapters of high-stepping fraternities and sororities including Dr. King’s own Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity and much more. I’ll see you there.
For you history buffs, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum will host a “Gallery Walk with the Artist of Struggle” showing “Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power” with the photographer behind the portraits, J.M. Giordano. Giordano has photographed the well-known, as well as unsung, freedom fighters of the era in formal portraits. While historic images of civil rights and Black Power leaders exist through photojournalism, Giordano composes portraits as a statement of the prominence of these individuals. For more information and tickets, call 443-263-1875. Or go to: www.RFLewisMuseum.org .
Let us continue to party with “The Crew” with the Friday Night Oldies on Friday, January 16, from 8 p.m. Until 1 a.m. at the Caton Castle on Baltimore and Hilton Streets. With the grown folks music and entertainment there will be food served. Call 410-675-6379 for more information.
Speaking of oldies; the C&V Productions are in search for local talented singers (female or male) for their “Pennsylvania Avenue Royal Review (Re-visit)” to do the look-a-like, sing and portray the “Likes and image of the Marvelettes, Martha and The Vandellas and Mary Wells. It is Karaoke with a touch of flair. Top prize is $1,000. The main event will be held in May. Only 15 audition slots available. You must be present at all audition and rehearsals. If interested, call Vanessa or Cleveland at 443-660-8211.
Charm City Jazz presents a night of smooth jazz & sweet soul with Althea Rene and Marcus Young on January 17 at 7 p.m. at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel, 2004 Greenspring Drive, in Timonium, Maryland. For ticket information, call 443-858-9781.
Travel with the Emmanuel Court No. 4 Heroines of Jericho, Prince Hall Affiliation to Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday, January 19. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. sharp and returns at 8 p.m. at 1-70 at Security Park & Ride and 2nd location is at 1-95 North, exit 89 Park & Ride for ticket information, call 410-277-4343, or 443-838-7601 or 443-686-1921.
FYI: The Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund is looking for a caterer for the organization’s Annual Gospel Prayer Breakfast Fundraiser. If interested, call 410-833-9474 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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