I hope that you and your family are well and safe. It is a lot going on this week and next week as far as entertainment, fun and festivals. I will try to stick to the positive things as much as possible, but sometimes sad news must interrupt. I am talking about the son of the legendary Sphinx Club owner, Randy Tilghman. He passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Randy began his debut running the Sphinx Club after his father, Charlie Tilghman passed away. He was a very talented and gifted actor and singer. Randy was very knowledgeable about the business of the Sphinx Club. He grew up running around in it as a little boy. When he took over the club, Randy would get on stage while loudly and proudly introducing himself as “Randy Tilghman! Randy Tilghman! Randy Tilghman!”
He told people that his name must be said three times. The request caught on. When people or patrons of the club would greet him, they would say, “Hello Randy Tilghman, Randy Tilghman, Randy Tilghman.” It became an inside joke that stuck.
The memory of Randy as well as his father will never be forgotten. His name will always linger in the minds of us old folks. We will also remember so many others who passed before him. They represented the Sphinx Club and the old Pennsylvania Avenue.
Rest in Peace my dear friend and condolences to his wife, Emily, and family. Funeral arrangements were not made before my article deadline. Look for follow-up information on my Facebook page.
My little Brother, Carlos Hutchins, is not letting grass grow under his feet. His next project is the Black & White Virgo Celebration featuring the Rollex Band, J’Kar and Ms. Shay and Company. The event will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Diamondz Events Center, located at 9980 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland. His event is always the best of the best. For more information, call Carlos at 443-963-5711.
A free Concert called “Jazz in the Square” will be given by the JHR Billie Holiday Center For Liberation Arts on Saturday, September 10th from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. It will be held at the Lafayette Square Park, located on West Lafayette & N. Arlington Streets in West Baltimore. The entertainment will include vocalist Navasha Daya with Herman Burney, Richard Johnson and DJ Ian Friday. It will be hosted by an international spoken word artist named Lady Brion.
Black Men Unifying Black Men are inviting you to join them for their 100th historic, consecutive monthly breakfast at the Next Phaze Café, located 112 E. Lexington Street on Saturday, September 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Black Men Unifying Black Men is proud that in eight years they have continued to only use Black own businesses to house their events. Also, in eight years they have never charged for any meal. There is no cost to eat, but they do accept donations to cover event expenses.
The Baltimore Farmer’s Market B-Side is having a “School House Rock.” Fun, family activities will occur on Sunday, September 4, 2022, on Holliday & Saratoga Streets under the bridge from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. After the regular market under the bridge closes in the same space as the market, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway, attendees can enjoy an afternoon of food and drink vendors, and a free performance showcase featuring local artists, musicians and performers. The last B-Side entertainment event will be Sunday, October 2, 2022. BSO Playlist will be featured.
Don’t forget to dance the night away to the oldies with “The Crew.” Catch them at Caton Castle on Baltimore and Hilton St. parting every third Friday night from 8 – midnight. For more information, call 410-342-0504.
Look, I have talked long enough. I have to go and I am out of space. But remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474, or email me at [email protected] UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.