RAMBLING ROSE: A week of music and artistic excellence
Rosa Pryor | 10/9/2015, 6 a.m.
Hello everyone, I hope you had a good week. The family and friends of the sick and shut-in are in my prayers. For many of you who have lost a loved one recently, I pray you have the courage to remember the good times and remember they are in a better place. You should play some music or hum a tune and I promise it will take your heart to a better place. Music is a good thing, it soothes the soul!
Contemporary Arts Inc. presents “An Evening of Artistic Excellence” featuring Baltimore’s award-winning performing artists on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art located at 10 Art Museum Drive in Baltimore. The musicians are Carl Grubbs on sax; Todd Marcus on bass clarinet; vocalists Ellen Cherry and Caleb Stine; Wendel Patrick on piano; Peter Minkler playing the viola; Audrey Chen and Paul Rucker on cello and much more. This event is open to the public, for more information, call Barbara Harrell Grubbs at 410-944-2909.
Do you have copies of both of my books yet? No problem, just meet me at the “Grand Affair” of the Baltimore City Health Department, Division of Aging and Care Services Eating Together Program Event on Thursday, October 15 at the Ivy Family Center, October 15 and I will be glad to autograph a copy for you.
On Saturday, October 10 there is more music at the Jazzway 6004 starting at 8 p.m. featuring Vince Evans, renowned keyboardist in concert with his crack rhythm section of James King on bass and Jay Jefferson on drums. Vince Evans, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, began touring with big names right out of school. I believe you jazz lovers will enjoy this event and at the same time help Vince celebrate his 50th birthday. For ticket information, call 410-952-4528.
Mike Binsky’s Jazz Artists Management presents “Vocal Madness” for one night only with a jazz great “Richie Cole and the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet” on Saturday, October 10th at the An die Musik Live! 409 N. Charles Street. For ticket information, call 410-922-0752.
It is almost the deadline for ordering your tickets for the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund Black & Gold Ball Fundraiser for Sunday, October 25, 2015. It’s the last one so don’t miss it! This formal black tie event will be a red carpet affair during which at least three children will be given scholarships and 16 veteran musicians will be honored including: Brenda Alford; Charles Covington; Ellington Churchill; Gary Grainger; Gary Richardson; George Gray; Glen Grainger; John Milton Wesley; Steve Turner, Ralph Magwood; Sharon Dupree; Oliver Williams; Ira Glover; Gary “Rico” Barton; Richard “Rick” Johnson and Carlos Hutchins. The event will include open buffet, cocktails, vendors, and live entertainment. Call 410-833-0474 for your tickets or go to web site: www.rosapryormusic.com to pay for your tickets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.