Rambling Rose

11/30/2018, 6 a.m.
Roots Lounge Celebrated By Folks From The Old Neighborhood
Rosa and her :Boo-Boo” (Shorty) at Roots Lounge on Smallwood and Vine Streets in West Baltimore. I needed a lot of wind to blow out all my candles on my cake. Rosa Pryor

Hello everyone, hoping that your Thanksgiving was all that you wished it to be. We went to Washington, D.C. to have dinner with artist, Dee Brent, the founder of the Motown group caledl “Signature Live” and her fiancé Frankie. Their family came from South Carolina, New York and Virginia. We had a mighty good time.

The following day, Valerie Fraling and I invited friends to Roots Lounge on Smallwood & Vine Streets in Baltimore. The idea was to thank Ronnie Jackson, the owner for her services to the community and to bring back some of the folks who once lived in the neighborhood and partied in her club many years ago. It was so great seeing so many of our friends show up. We had a good time reminiscing about the old neighborhood. I can’t name everyone, but special thanks to Danny Brown, Bishop Jo Jo Ridgely and husband Joe, and Charlene Cooper, Valerie. I want to thank you. Ronnie thank you most of all. We must do this again when the weather breaks.

Congratulations to Calvin and Jaquetta Tinson the new owners of Blue Moon Family & Grill located 9036 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland on the “Soft Opening” they had last Saturday. The Grand opening will be Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Now, I want all of you to meet me as my guest at the “The Baltimore Times Holiday Marketplace Shopping Extravaganza” on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It is fun for the whole family. There will be live entertainment, face painting, a caricature artist, and lots of vendors for your shopping pleasure and to get ahead of your Christmas gift shopping. I will also be there signing my two books about Pennsylvania and Baltimore.

On Sunday December 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. there will be a “Holiday Concert” with a performance by Rederick C. Demmings, Jr. at the First Baptist Church of Baltimore 4200 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. Robert M. Johnson, Sr. is the Minister and Pastor.

On Sunday, December 9, 2018 starting at 4 p.m., promoter, Carlos Hutchins is celebrating his 23rd Anniversary as a producer and he is honoring yours truly. Dress up in your finest and come celebrate the holidays in fine style. You will be entertained by Baltimore’s own, First Class, Slagz, Rolex Band and “Signature Live” Motown group out of Washington, DC. Our favorite DJ Sugar Chris and his wife “Scotta” will provide your dance music. This event is happening at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue. For more information, call 410-999-1750. I will see you there.

Former radio personality "Moon Man," is hosting a “Holiday Show & Dance,” cabaret style on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the ODF Center, 401 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland, (next to Howard Johnson Hotel). The entertainment includes: Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes; Stylistics Review; David Smooth’s #1 Temptations Review; BADD; Ten Karat God and Master T. For more information call 443-857-2771.

Well, my dear friends, I am out of space and time. Hopefully I will see you somewhere.

Enjoy your weekend, and 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.