Warrn Wolf, Jr. Virtuoso, performs

Baltimore’s own, Warren Wolf, will be one of the headliners for the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival this weekend— Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 12 – 14 Live Streaming from the Blue House Studios presented by the Spirit of the DMV. For more information, visit: www.midatlanticjazzfestival.org or call 888-909-6330. (Courtesy Photo)

Well, hello my dear friends. It is such a great honor this week to be able to write about something else other than who died. It is just wonderful to write about something you can smile at for a change. Before I begin, I want to thank everyone who sent cards, flowers, emails, condolences and notes, which I am still receiving for the passing of my daughter Karen Atkinson last month. I appreciate you and much love to each one of you.

Now for the fun things to do this weekend. The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is this weekend with a Virtual Experience featuring Warren Wolf; Sean Jones; Dick Smith; The 3 Divas Trio; Paul Carr; Christie Dashiell; Tedd Baker; Allison Crockett; Allyn Johnson; Josh Bayer Trio; The Eric Byrd Trio; Nasar Abadey and Supernova; and DeAndrey Howard and Collector’s Edition.

Wow, what a line-up! Individual tickets or a weekend passport is available at: www.midatlanticjazfestival.org. Enjoy!

Maybelle and Co. along with Tee-Shirt Brian will present their Annual Feed the Homeless this year up under the Bridge; at Centre and Gilford intersection under the 1-83 Bridge on February 12 from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. Donations needed are blankets and men socks and hats. They also need volunteers. To donate, contact Ms. Maybelle at 443-226-8895. God Bless you my two adopted daughter and son.

New music alert! “Valentine’s Day CD Release Concert presented by Charm City Jazz is saxophonist, Art Sherrod Jr. in a “Sexy Valentine’s Jazz Affair on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Magooby’s JokeHouse & Sound Stage, 9603 Deereco Road in Timonium, Maryland. Showtime is 6 p.m. For more information, call 410-252-2727 or 443-858-9781.

Menu items and beverages will be available. So looks like you will have an evening of great food, fun  and live music at this one. But wear your mask!

Okay my friends, this is the best I could do this week but it’s Valentine’s Day Weekend so smile! I am going to leave now, while you are still smiling. Remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected] or you can write me at 214 Conewood Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136.

UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

Keystone Korner Baltimore presents Jean Carn with Valentine Love on Saturday, February 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The Keystone Korner is located 1350 Lancaster Street. For more information, call 410-946-6726 or email them at keystonekornerbaltimore.com (Courtesy photo)

Art Sharrod, Jr performing

Charm City Jazz presents a “Saxy Valentine’s Jazz Affair” featuring Art Sherrod Jr. on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Magooby’s Joke House & Sound Stage, 9603 Deereco Road in Timonium, Maryland. Social distance seating and masks are required. For more information, call 443-858-9781. (Courtesy photo)

Charles Owens and friends

Celebrating Black History Month I am showcasing and celebrating these guys for over 40 years of brotherhood and friendship, the Evergreen Good and Plenty Bunch. In photo are: front row, from left, is John “Johnny” Jones, Lester Johnson, Gilbert “Gip” Gibson and George “Buddy” Cole; Back row, from left, are James “Jimmy” Kerr, Daniel “Danny” Murphy, William “Bill” Proctor and George Lottier and Charles R. Owens. Photo: Charles R. Owens