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RAMBLING ROSE: Summer is not over, yet!

Rosa Pryor | 8/26/2016, 9 a.m.
Hello everyone, this was an exciting and hot weekend. “Shorty” my Boo-Boo and I had a very busy week covering ...
The actors in Ursula V. Battle’s “My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding” (Big Wedding, Little Money, Lots of Love) returns to Johns Hopkins’s Turner Auditorium, located in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ross Research Building, 720 Rutland Avenue in Baltimore. The play runs from Friday, September 2 to Sunday September 4, 2016. For tickets contact Ursula at 443-531-4787.

Hello everyone, this was an exciting and hot weekend. “Shorty” my Boo-Boo and I had a very busy week covering the last of the “Liberty Live” Festival for the Randallstown Community and the Ruth Kirk Fun Festival for two days at Franklin Square Park. We were also hosts for the New Africa Festival at Druid Hill Park all day long from 12 noon until 8 p.m. Honey Child! We had a ball! Let me tell you why. The festival featured a Travis Winkey, “Dressing for Success Fashion Show,” The Ebony’s, Simply Black, the First Impression, and many other fabulous entertainers. This was my first time in a long time checking out the International recording group “The Ebony’s,” but girlfriend, let me tell you, they were the ice cream and icing on the cake. The event was a great success, well done New African Festival Committee !

The Old School Runners will host the 14th Annual Crab Feast on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbus Gardens located at 4301 Klosterman Avenue in Nottingham, Maryland. For ticket information, call Jim “Magic” Johnson at 443-676-9038.

The Old School Runners will host the 14th Annual Crab Feast on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Columbus Gardens located at 4301 Klosterman Avenue in Nottingham, Maryland. For ticket information, call Jim “Magic” Johnson at 443-676-9038.

Well, I’m gonna’ take you out of the city a little bit, not too far, but to our sister town, Washington, D.C. Okay, I know I am supposed to say “going to,” but I want to say, “I’m gonna” take you to Washington, D.C. just a little bit to check out some nice live entertainment. Check this out! Did you know that Blues Alley has live entertainment— a mixture of all kinds of music, especially, blues, jazz and R&B? Well they do. Carol Riddick, a soul and R&B artist will be performing at the club on Saturday, August 27 for two shows and Kameron Corvet, also a soul and R&B vocalist will perform on Sunday, August 28. Blues Alley is located 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. For ticket information, call 202-337-4141.

John Lamkin “Favorites” Organ Quintet is kicking up a storm at Lexington Market on Saturday, August 27
featuring John Lamkin on trumpet and Flugelhorn, Mike Hariston on Saxophone, Todd Simon on organ, Marshall
Booze on guitar, and Philip Thomas on drums. Always open and free to the public.

John Lamkin “Favorites” Organ Quintet is kicking up a storm at Lexington Market on Saturday, August 27 featuring John Lamkin on trumpet and Flugelhorn, Mike Hariston on Saxophone, Todd Simon on organ, Marshall Booze on guitar, and Philip Thomas on drums. Always open and free to the public.

Moving right along, I’m still on the D.C. train to see the Luis Faife Quartet, which will perform at Twins Jazz located at 1344 U Street NW in Washington, DC on Saturday August 27, 2016. Luis is an Afro-Cuban saxophonist who has played at international festivals in the United States, Cuba, France, Switzerland and many others to numerous to mention. Check him out— I believe you will enjoy him and his group.

I want to end by saying I am so proud of MarvaD, who has presented some of the best of the best concerts and shows in Baltimore. She is a dynamite promoter and fundraiser. She recently produced a show featuring William “Smooth” Wardlaw and his band at Magooby’s Joke House on Deereco Road this past Wednesday night. Honey Child! Listen to me! If he looks like him, dresses like him, sings like him, I say it must be him— I am talking about the late Luther Vandross! When this man Wardlaw performs, believe me my friends he channels the late great Luther Vandross. Ms’ Maybelle did an excellent job hosting the event. All I can say, “Shame of you if you missed it”

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space. But 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