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Hello my dear friends,

My goodness. How are you enjoying this weather? I ordered it just for you. Can you believe this? Our winter is over and spring is here. We really did not have a real winter this year. I am so excited because more music and so many new events, shows and are coming your way. I am going to tell you all about them.  

First, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has announced the return of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market which will open on Sunday, April 2, 2023, bright and early at 7 a.m. underneath the Jones Falls Expressway, located at Holliday and Saratoga Streets. As you know, The Baltimore Farmers’ Market has added a monthly event that is called the B-Side. Live entertainment, musicians and performers, special activities, and a lot more will be showcased from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. I will see you there.

John Lamkin II and the Favorites Jazz Quintet will perform at Caton Castle, located at 20 S. Caton Avenue in Baltimore on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 6-9 p.m. featuring Bob Butta on piano, Michael Graham on Bass, Michael Hairston on saxophone and Jesse Moody on drums.

I want to say happy 33-year anniversary to my two dear friends, Kevin Brown and William Maughlin. They also own the restaurant at Nancy by SNAC in Baltimore. May you both celebrate 33 more years.

Come to Myra Grand Chapter Tots and Teens Talent Showcase to see amazing and talented youth perform on Saturday, April 8, 2023, from 3-7 p.m. at Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland, located at 1307 Eutaw Place. Children who are ages 5-18 will participate, in addition to individuals and groups. Call Patricia Cousar-Brown at 410-241-2919 for more information.

“Sanford and Son,” a stage play written by comedian Howard G and directed by Sheila Gaskins will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023, for 2 shows; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., located at the American Legion Hall, 125 York Road in Towson, Maryland. For ticket information, call 410-808-5805. Food and drinks will be on sale.

My talented and gifted friend, Ursula Battle is doing it again. On Good Friday, April 7, 2023, she will present her new stage play called “The Homegoing Service For A Man Named Jesus.” A noon and a 6 p.m. show will be held at Huber Community Life Center, located at 5700 Loch Raven Blvd. For more information, call 443-531-4787.

The African American Music Association and my friend, Beverly Lindsay-Johnson will present a Marvin Gaye Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 2, 2023 from noon to 5 p.m. Live entertainment featuring R&B, go-go, jazz, gospel, spoken word, hand dance showcase, food vendors, merchandise vendors and a lot more will be held at the Sandlot Anacostia, located at 633 Howard Road, SE, Washington, D.C. This is an outdoor event that is free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs. Gate opens at 11 a.m. For more information, call 202-552-0000.

Another outdoor event that you must not miss will be given by Nu Planet Entertainment. The Kings of Southern Soul will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2023, from noon until 9 p.m. at the Prince William County Fairgrounds, located at 10624 Dumfries Road in Manassas, Virginia. The show will feature King South, Fat Daddy, Cadillac Man, Big G, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, King George, Pokey Bear, West Love, Annie B and my buddy, Dr. Nick Johnson. For more information, call 252-578-3504.

Baltimore’s own karaoke king and vocalist, Reggie Kelly’s will present a “Rock ‘N’ Soul” Karaoke Show on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 7-11 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall on Liberty Heights Avenue. The event is open to the public.

The Banderleros MC “Mother Chapter” will hold their fish and chicken fry at their clubhouse located at 2025 Edmondson Avenue on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from noon to 6 p.m. Fish and chicken dinners with two vegetables included will be sold. Fish sandwiches and desserts will also be available to purchase. Bring your folding chairs and enjoy this outdoor event.

BREAKING NEWS: Yours truly, Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor and Travis Winky will be honored with  Lifetime Achievement Awards by Hassan Rasheed and Brian “Tee-Shirt” Brian at the Soul Marathon on April 22, 2023, on stage at the Lyric Baltimore, located at 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue. Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, The Intruders, Bloodstone, Eddie Holman, The Softones, Temprees, Shades of Darkness, J’Kar and Style will be the featured entertainment. For ticket information, call 443-621-7449. Thank you, Hassan and Brian for giving me this honor.

Guess what, my dear friends? I just finished my third book and sent it off to my publisher. The title of it is “BALTIMORE & MARYLAND BLACK HISTORY STORIES; WHO, WHAT, WHEN & WHERE? 1950-1980.”

Well, my dear friends, I’ve got to go. I’m out of space. Enjoy the rest of your week. Be kind to each other. Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Stay safe. 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.

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