Hello my dear friends, 

I am happy to let you know that I am doing well, for those of you who asked about my spinal surgery last week. I am ready to jump up and down and do the “James Brown” with you. Most of all, I can still keep you informed on what’s going on in Baltimore. The only thing missing is, I cannot find out where they are selling fried soft-shell crabs anywhere in the Baltimore, Pikesville, Randallstown or  Owings Mills area. If you know where I can get some, please call me at 410-833-9474, or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. I truly would appreciate it. 

Okay, let’s get down to some fun. We will start off with DJ Mike Jones and Randy Dennis’ First Sundays Cabaret. It will be held on the first Sunday in August at the Diamondz Event & Catering Hall, located at 9980 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland from 4-8 p.m. It is BYOB and BYOF. There will be free setups and a whole lot of dancing going on. For more information, call 410-525-5016 or 443-506-8398 for more information.  

HONEY CHILD, this will be the BLAST! Check out Jamaica’s Independence Weekend in Poolesville, Maryland for the Trinity Fest. Feel the power of the Trinity Fest Wine, Jerk & Reggae Festival in a spectacular fashion on Saturday August 5, 2023 from noon until 8 p.m. at Potomac Polo Arena Muldoon’s Farm, located at 18905 Beallsville Road in Poolesville, Maryland. They will have free wine tasting, food vendors, arts and craft vendors and live performances by international and local bands. For more information, send an email to triofestmd@gmail.com.  

 Isaac Parham and Assata Storm will be performing at the Ruth Kirk Festival on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the Franklin Square Park, located at 1300 W. Fayette Street. The free festival will be held from noon until 8 p.m. Bring your folding chairs , festival gear and enjoy.

Here is something else that is free to the public. The 20th Annual Poets in the Park Festival will be held on August 13, 2023 from 1-8 p.m. in Gwynn Oak Park, located at 5010 Gwynn Oak Avenue in Gwynn Oak, Maryland. For more information, call 410-298-0661 or 720-229-9191.

The one and only Ms. Maybelle is doing it again. “The Roast of Ms. Maybelle 2” should be a barrel of laughs. The event will take place on Sunday, July 23, 2023 from 5-9 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, located at 4805 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will be cabaret style, BYOB and BYOF. It will be hosted by Susan “The Dutchess.” The roasters will be comedians: Big Shorty; Yoyo; Howard G; Lorraine Davis; DLO; Rickey Shackleford; and Baltimore Times Entertainment Columnist, “Rambling Rose.” For ticket information, call 443-226-8895.

Don’t forget every Friday, there are live concerts at the City View, located at 6700 Security Blvd. and it is free show time from 6-10 p.m. This Friday and next Friday, the Palovation will be performing. If you can’t make it there, you can catch them at the Randallstown Community Center, located at 3505 Resource Dr. in Randallstown, Maryland on Saturday, August 5th at 1 p.m. and have dinner while you are there. Starting August 4, 2023 and every Friday in August, Shay and Company will be performing. Your hostess is the one and only Ms. Maybelle. 

Oh, my goodness! My jazz lovers, I got something for you. Check out Charles McPherson Quintet with Javon Jackson, Amy Shook, Jeb Patton and Billy Drummond, Thursday through Sunday, July 27- July 30,, 2023 at Keystone Korner Baltimore Jazz Restaurant. I believe the showtime is at 6 p.m. Give them a call and check it out.

 Walter Carr will hold a book release party for his new book,“Laughin’ Lyin’ & Signifyin” on Friday, July 28, 2023 at Colin’s Seafood & Grill, located at 1728 E. Northern Parkway in Baltimore. It is a mixture of political and regular gag cartoons that you can relate to. 

A Summer Jazz Series featuring Marcus Johnson and Eddie Baccus, Jr. is happening on Saturday, July 22, 2023 starting at 6 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, located at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more information, call 443-858-9781. I believe it will be an incredible evening of smooth jazz. Mark your calendar. One of my favorite artists, Kim Waters, is coming to the center on August 24, 2023.

Well, my dear friends, I try to bring you the best of the best when it comes to live entertainment information, so I look forward to seeing you somewhere, some place where the music and the entertainment are jumping. Until then, I wish you and your family much love. Remember, if you need me, I am only a phone call away. You can call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.comUNTIL THE NEXT TIME I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

Rosa Pryor
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