Hello everyone, hoping my column this week finds you and your family healthy and safe. I also would like to extend my condolences to the families of my readers and fans who have lost loved ones since my last column. Oh my goodness, can you believe it—we have the opportunity to be able to see and hear out-door live entertainment again?
I am very excited to see how this will work. I am not ready to attend an indoor concert yet, but I am open to an outside venue concert depending on how it’s set up. I do believe it is much safer than and an indoor show.
First, we will start with a one of a kind birthday party. Yes, folks it’s party time, Pomonkey style! Lamont is the owner of this fantastic entertainment complex in Pomonkey, Maryland, located off of Indian Head Highway (Rt.210).
For an adult crowd looking for an entertainment outlet, which offers both indoor and outdoor concerts; car shows; special events; dancing; outdoor BBQ; and great food; then check out Lamont’s Entertainment Complex on Saturday, April 24, 2021, starting at 12 noon when Lamont celebrates his birthday.
The entertainment includes: Mousey Thompson & the James Brown Experience featuring Greg Cooper; The Hardway connection; The Stacy Brooks Band; The Stone Pleasure Band; and Paul Wills & the Brothers 7 Band; just toname a few. For more information, call 301-283-0225 and tell them “Rambling Rose” told you.
Then, there is another type of party.
Well, the one I have in mind is the Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy of Music Concert featuring the Jazz Academy Combos. I believe it is also going to be live streamed and on YouTube as well. It’s a “Spring Concert featuring the Jazz Academy Combos on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3 p.m. at the N. Chevy Chase Christian Church. Founded by saxophonist Paul Carr in 2002, The Jazz Academy of Music was established to advance and preserve jazz music through education and outreach.
He partnered with established professional performing musicians in the community and educators in our school and colleges to afford opportunities to students to learn the history and traditions of jazz music. For more information, call 301-871-8418.
Now, more about some more positive stuff— my dear friend, Paul Coates the founder of Black Classic Press and his family recently received the “Family-owned Business Awards 2021 from Baltimore Business Journal. This honor is well deserved my friend, Congratulations!
Black Classic Press was founded in 1978. It is devoted to publishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent. It specializes in republishing works that are out of print and quite often out of memory.
Now my friend, Paul Coates is ready to look into his rear-view mirror and leave the business into the hands of his daughter Kristance, as operations manager; and his son Damani as Chief Operating Officer. I met the family in the late 1990’s and I am so proud to know them. Enjoy your retirement Paul Coates; your business will be in great hands.
I hate to include sad news in my column, but these days it can’t be helped.
This week, I am reporting that Dr. Warren Garrison, Baltimore’s well-known drummer passed away last week. Please keep his sons Brandon, Wayne and Craig in your prayers. Also an old friend of Shorty’s and mine, William Quinn, a DJ from the old days, best known as “Wild Bill #1” passed away last week. For many years, starting back in the 80s, he played at Roots Lounge on Vine and Smallwood Streets in West Baltimore .
William owned a couple of businesses— a grocery store and a carryout. My deepest condolences to both families.
Well, my dear friends, I do believe I have run out of space. But 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.