RAMBLING ROSE: Good weather, good entertainment, good fun!
2/26/2016, 2 p.m.
Hello my good friends, I just want you to know, I truly appreciate you. I say that because during this Black History Month I had book signings at Lexington Market, The Avenue Market and the Hollins Street Market and I met many fans of my “Rambling Rose” column. You know who you are and I just want to thank you for coming by to support me. I have nothing but love for you.
I do want to tell you about a few wonderful events coming up. The weather is breaking, the snow is gone for a little while so let’s take advantage of it and have some fun.
Mount Hope Baptist Church, located at 1716 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore is celebrating Black History Month with a fundraiser featuring song, dance and poetry. You are asked to wear African attire on Saturday, February 27 at 3 p.m. I don’t know if food is available or not, but give them a call at 443-680-7330 and ask them.
Bemojazz is taking advantage of this weather by putting together a show that will remind you of the music presented at the Left Bank Jazz Society. Oh how I miss that. This event will be held at the Motor House, 120 W. North Avenue. You are going to see old friends and meet new ones and you will also discover a wonderful venue on North Avenue dedicated to hosting wonderful events like this one. There is a large parking lot on 20th Street between Howard Street and Maryland Avenue for more parking spaces.
There is also the “Friday Night Adult Old School Jam” Friday, February 26 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity House, 4500 Garrison Blvd. on the corner of Fernhill Avenue in Baltimore. Enjoy the cash bar, music, light buffet and a lot of dancing. For more information, contact Leon Jones at 443-225-5417.
One more thing, Jazz Expressways Foundation needs your support. We must keep our music alive; there are not too many organizations left to continue to give us the live music we enjoy. They are having a “Jazz Breakfast” that is BYOB and a great buffet breakfast with live entertainment featuring the Sterling Silver Quartet. It will be held at the Forest Park Senior Center located at 4801 Liberty Heights on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors will be available too. I will see you there.
Well, my dear friends, I am out of space, I have to go. I will see you on the flip flop. 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.