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RAMBLING ROSE: Concerts and stage plays

Rosa Pryor | 5/20/2016, 8 a.m.
Hello everyone, I hope everything is well. I have had an interesting week with my book signings and the wonderful ...

Hello everyone, I hope everything is well. I have had an interesting week with my book signings and the wonderful show at the Avenue Bakery featuring live entertainment with John Wesley.

“I had a great time kicking off the 2016 Jazz at the Avenue Bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue and Baker Street last week,” said John Wesley. “Thank God for all of the beautiful sunshine last Saturday that came out just before the show began at 4 p.m. Kudos to sister Rosa Pryor for a great event and of course the owner, CEO of the Avenue Bakery, James W. Hamlin and Eloy Hamlin, for the great barbeque food.”

 “Marriage & Beer, “ is a romantic comedy stage play about three women from three generations. Hosted by on the Road Theater Company, the play takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located at 3050 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. Curtain is 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-466-1364.

“Marriage & Beer, “ is a romantic comedy stage play about three women from three generations. Hosted by on the Road Theater Company, the play takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located at 3050 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. Curtain is 7 p.m. For more information, call 410-466-1364.

The event was held in the outdoor courtyard of the Avenue Bakery and it was packed with supporters. The camera crew from the University of Maryland filmed and video taped the event for their project, “Rebirth of the Avenue.”

The Avenue Bakery’s new large stage pavilion in the Courtyard Garden was a beautiful setting for all the bands that will perform throughout the spring and summer.

We spotted a few people I knew by name who came to support the event, such as Griot Grandmother Edna Lawrence, Daniel P. Henson, and Donald “Duck” Welling who stopped by for a while before heading over to Caton Castle to see Greg Hatza and his group. I am so sorry I couldn’t make that, but in addition to booking the group at the Avenue Bakery, I was the mistress of ceremony for the event. Other guests included Councilman Carl Stokes; muralist and installation artist, Stuart Hudgins; and Upton Neighborhoods Executive Director Wanda Gibson Best. It was a very nice event.

Akua Allrich presents her new newest release “Soul Singer.” The District of Columbia native will perform live at “Jazzway 6004,” which takes place at 6004 Hollins Avenue in Baltimore. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets include drinks and a post-concert buffet of deserts, fruit and cheeses. For ticket information, call 410-952-4528.

Akua Allrich presents her new newest release “Soul Singer.” The District of Columbia native will perform live at “Jazzway 6004,” which takes place at 6004 Hollins Avenue in Baltimore. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets include drinks and a post-concert buffet of deserts, fruit and cheeses. For ticket information, call 410-952-4528.

“Jazzway 6004” is doing it again with soul singer, Akua Allrich performing live music from her freshman album, “A Peace of Mine” and second album, “Uniquely Standard, Akua Allrich Live!” The “Jazzway 6004 Lounge, located at 6004 Hollins Avenue in Baltimore is known for booking the best of best entertainment. Check it out. For ticket information, call 410-952-4528.

Coming up next week on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Frederick Douglass High School Performing Arts Center located at 2301 Gwynn Falls Parkway in Baltimore is another dynamite play called “From the Pulpit to the Runway” (To God Be the Glory) produced & directed by our one and only Travis Winkey. There will be two shows: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 410-669-1220.

Well my 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. If you want to mail me information of photo, please send it to 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.