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Thursday, February 9, 2023

GIVING TO THE LESS FORTUNATE IS A BLESSING TO OTHERS

The end of the year is already here. Some of us did make it while others didn’t. I send prayers out to the families who lost a loved one this year. This month has a lot to offer as you will see while continuing to read my column. Before I proceed, I just want to take my hat off to the Young Timer’s Old School Cabaret. It was one of the best events that I have attended in a very long time. Shorty and I so enjoyed seeing and catching up with some of the guys (women and men) from the old days, and from Pennsylvania Avenue, when it was still jumping up and down doing the James Brown. Every table of almost 200 guests was packed with food and booze. Anyone who stopped by your table was welcome. The music from the DJ was perfect for us old folks. The live entertainment which included gospel and R&B was awesome. I have never seen so many hands shaking and hugs being shared at an event since the old days. Thank you, Bill Nolan, Joyce, and Herman for the invitation. You must do it again next year.

Carlos Hutchins will be very busy this year as usual. His CH Productions Home for the Holidays Fundraiser and Toy Drive is up and running. On Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 4-8 p.m., the cabaret style event will be held at Diamondz Event Center, located at 9980 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland. As always, there will be live entertainment featuring the Slagz Band and DJ Rico. There will be free setups, BYOB, and BYOF, but remember that you must bring a new toy to donate. This is a special fundraiser that Carlos and his friends organize every year for families who can’t afford to buy items for their children.

 Carlos Hutchins is hosting his Home for the Holidays Celebration & Toy Drive on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Diamondz Events Center, located at 9980 Liberty Road in the shopping center. There will be free set ups and BYOB, but attendees need to bring a new toy. For more information,
call 443-570-7209.

The Black Genius Art Show will feature ARTMAGEDDON on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 8 p.m. The venue is the Center Plaza, located at 100 N. Charles Street.

Baltimore Philharmonic Orchestra will present Steinway piano artist Lorraine Min with Terence Tam on violin in an all-Mendelssohn concert on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Loch Raven High School, located at 1212 Cowpens Road in Towson, Maryland. Free admission. For more information,
call 410-602-2942.

American Legion Auxiliary Federal Unit 19 will be hosting a children’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 17,2022, from 1-4 p.m. at the American Legion Federal Post 19,  located at 1502 Madison Avenue. Take the kids out to enjoy a safe and fun-filled day complete with hot dogs, toys and Santa Claus.

The Low Riderz Skate Club is another organization that is giving back to the community. Their 15th Annual Christmas toy, clothes and gift card drive will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, from 7-10 p.m. at the Shake & Bake Skate Rink, located at 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information, contact Cecee at 443-857-3637.

Jas Corrine will be performing and holding a book signing on Friday, December 9, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at the Next Phaze Café & Lounge, located on 112 E. Lexington Street. For more information, call 410-449-3232.

My chapter of the Eastern Star named Trinity Chapter #5 OES-PH invites you to come and worship with us on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at New Antioch Baptist Church, located at 2401 St. Paul Street. The service starts at 11 a.m. Bishop Dr. Orlando Wilson is the pastor.

BWT Productions presents a Holiday Comedy and Talent Showcase on Saturday, December 10, 2022, for two shows, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., at the Café 12, located at 5627 Reisterstown Road. The event will be hosted by comedians Rickey Shackelford and Howard G. The headliner is Ray Moore, and the acts are comedians Lynette Shaw, Tanya Watty, Myra Washington, Renee Sharpe, Whooda, Hansum Thug Rapper, Queen Jackie, and Crazy Eddie. For more information, call 443-226-9157.

My girl Shirley Duncan is doing it again with her annual Hand Dancing Day Award Ceremonies Party on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 7-11 p.m. Dress to impress. Your ticket includes dinner, a cash bar, free soda and juice. For more information, call 410-370-8489.

Oh! By the way, I am looking for an editor for my new book. I am almost finished writing it, so if you are interested in my project, give me a call so we can talk. Well, my dear friends, I have run out of space. I’ve got to go, but if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474, or email me at [email protected] UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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