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RAMBLING ROSE: It’s time for parties and crabs!

Rosa Pryor | 5/22/2015, 7 a.m.
It’s time for parties and crabs!
The other “Crab Jockeys” who participated in the Preakness Celebrity Crab Derby at Lexington Market were Harold Pompay from Heaven 600, WCAO; Craig Chambers from 100.7 The Bay; Emily Gracey from WBFF Fox Channel 45 News; Larry Collins from WBFF also from Fox 45 News; Karen Parks from WBFF Fox 45 News; Gina Cash from WLIF 101.9; Jerry Coleman from 105.7; Reagan from MIX 106; Peter Schmuek from the Baltimore Sun Paper; Sloan Brown from the Baltimore Sun Paper and Chyna Allen of Ms. Trinidad & Tobago United States 2011. (Courtesy Photo)

Hello my dear friends! I hope everything is well with you. I am doing great and so is my “Boo-Boo,” my husband, Shorty Trusty. His thyroid surgery was a success and his doctor has given him a good report. We thank you for your prayers and good wishes— it all counts.

Before I go any further, let me tell you that the Lexington Market Crab Derby that I participated in Thursday was a lot of fun and I want to thank Darlene Hudson for inviting me again to try to win that first prize of $500 for my organization. No, I didn’t win but I think I picked a crab that had arthritis because that duck-plucking crab only could raise one claw when it tried to crawl. He looked kind of energetic when I picked him out of the bushel, but honey child, the more water I squeezed on him and bounced the ball and stick on him the slower he got. Terrible situation!

Okay, let’s see what is coming up in the next couple of weeks that I think you would like to attend.

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Jazzway 6004 is a non-profit organization that promotes straight ahead jazz and blues in an affordable and intimate setting and helps build local jazz audiences for our talented area musicians in Baltimore. This beautiful home of local jazz/blues singer Marianne Matheny-Katz and her husband, Howard Katz is the owner. Concerts are generally held on Saturdays. For more information, email: mmkatz@jazzway6004.org.

You have to get your tickets early for this one, even though it’s not until June 13, 2015. Fullwood Travel Unlimited Traveling Agency is hosting a bus trip to Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michaels with all you can eat steamed crabs, steamed shrimp and a buffet meal followed by a trip to Maryland Live Casino or Arundel Mills Mall on Saturday, June 13. My dear friends, this is a nice and fun trip, I have been on it. If you want to get away for a day then you should call Stella and Everett at 410-542-2530 and ask about their next trip going to Memphis, Tennessee and Tunica, Mississippi on their party bus in July.

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Oldies, But Goodies Cabaret including Motown Sounds are presented by Cleveland and Vanessa of C&V Productions on Saturday, May 30th from 8 p.m. to 12 at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. BYOB & BYOF with free set ups. Live entertainment by “S.D. and Friends”, Mistress of Ceremony is Ms' Maybelle, D.J. Mike Jones will provide the oldies and judges for the best dress male & female is “Rambling Rose”, Roger Harris and Bilal Ali. For ticket information, call 443-660-8211.

Okay, now we have the “Back Down Memory Lane Oldies but Goodies Cabaret” coming up on Saturday, May 30th from 8 p.m. until 12 midnight at the Forest Park Senior Center 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. The event features Motown sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, live entertainment by S D and Friends and Mistress of Ceremonies Ms. Maybelle. There will be a contest for those of you who dress to impress in 60’s & 70’s attire. The judges are “Rambling Rose,” Bilal Ali and Roger Harris. It is cabaret style, so bring your bottle (BYOB) and bring your picnic basket of food (BYOF). They will have free set-ups. For ticket information, call 443-660-8211.

Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to keep an eye on promoter Don Jones. He is good and he will be bringing fantastic entertainment to the Arch Social Club on a regular basis. On Saturday, May 30, EnteDon Jones of D&K Entertainment will present “Classic Soul Saturdays” from 8 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue featuring The Intruders, The Spindles, the comedian “Alabama” and it will be hosted by “Iceman.” For ticket information, call 443-525-2715 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, but do remember if you need me you can call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Be good to yourself and others. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.