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Friday, March 24, 2023


Hello Everyone,

I hope that my column readers are happy and in good health. I send my condolences to the families, friends and fans of this column who lost a loved one in January. I know for a fact that there were many people who did. My prayers are with you. This week, I aim to cheer you up through the news in my column. This is Black History Month as well as Valentine’s Day month, too. So, get ready to mark your calendar starting from this weekend.

There will be a Black History Month celebration concert held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. at the Smith Theater at Howard Community College on Campus Dr., located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, Maryland. Gospel, jazz, spirituals, art songs, and contemporary choral music will be showcased. The featured artists are Lorree Kay Montgomery-Slye, Denise Diggs, Duane Moody, Everett P. Williams, Jr., and Oakland Mills High School Choir’s members, just to name a few. For more information, call     410-715-1921.

Lorree Kay Montgomery-Slye will perform for a Black History Month celebration concert at Smith Theater at Howard Community College, located at Campus Dr. in Columbia, Maryland on Sunday, February 5, 2023, from 6-8 p.m.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates Black History Month with a concert provided by the world-renowned Morgan State University Choir. Traditional African American spirituals and gospel selections will be performed during Rejoicing in the Spirit. The performance that will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2023, at 3 p.m. occurs in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965); Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World. For more information about this one, call 443-263-1875.

Ms. Maybelle, Baltimore’s renowned comedian, now has her own radio show every Monday 11 a.m. on WOLB 1010 AM. Congratulations, Ms. Maybelle for adding the achievement of becoming a permanent radio personality to your list of talents.

Also at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the celebration continues with a performance by guitarist Kevin Jackson on Thursday, February 18, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. Hear a mix of acoustic renditions of rock, contemporary Christian, jazz and soulful R&B from one of Baltimore’s own. In his 25-year career, Jackson has recorded with music artists such as Sheila E., Jennifer Holliday, Maysa, Oli Silk and Chico DeBarge. Museum galleries will be open after hours and guests can enjoy a cash bar. The concert is a part of the museum’s Third Thursday series.

Brad Collins, saxophonist and vocalist, will perform at Caton Castle, located at 20 S. Caton Avenue in Baltimore. Brian Fox will contribute vocals. Sam Prather will play keyboard and add more vocals. Brandon Lane will play bass guitar. Robert Wawa Legrand will provide more guitar sounds and John Lamkin III will play drums. The musicians will light up the house while celebrating the sounds of soul and R&B. Show time is Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 6 p.m.

As always, the Lexington Market will not be left out for this special month. On Sunday, February 5, 2023, starting at 1 p.m. Lexington Market will feature WombWork. Drumming will begin at noon. A spoken word performance and African dance and drumming will follow.

On February 12, 2023, The Avenue Market located on Pennsylvania Avenue will feature Sankofa African Marketplace and small museum exhibit, WombWork: Drummers, Kippa Madden and a WombWork spoken word performance from noon to 4 p.m.

The Hubcaps will offer oldies at its best while performing live entertainment for the Elkridge Rotary Club’s 58th Annual Bull & Oyster Roast on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Martin’s West, located at 6817 Dogwood from 7-11 p.m. For more information, call 443-271-2531.

I almost forgot to share some good news with you. I just finished my third and final book called “MARYLAND BLACK HISTORY STORIES, WHO, WHAT, WHEN, & WHERE 1950-1980.” It is a 600-page manuscript. I put together photos on every page in 20 chapters. This is a continuation of my last book. All that I need to do now is raise funds to pay for expenses to send it off to my publisher. You see, I told you that I would cheer you up. Enjoy your week. I have to go now. But remember, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474, or you can email me at [email protected] UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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