Well, hello everybody, 

Man-n-n-n-n-n-n! Do I have some juicy stuff for you this week. Not that I haven’t had juicy stuff for you every week, but this week is special. Look, I am going to get right into it. I am very excited about meeting and talking to an artist by phone named Timothy Fletcher. Last week after I saw him on the TV show “American Got Talent” (AGT). Not only did I discover along with the rest of the country that he was from Baltimore, but I found out that he is also a gifted and talented drummer. I was truly mesmerized when I saw this 26-year-old march out on the stage with a single drum and drumsticks in his hands as well as in every pocket in his pants and shirt. He smiled on his face and wore a large drum medallion on a chain around his neck. 

After speaking to the judges, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell, the background music started. This young man took off. He played a single drum on a stand to the selection of popular hip-hop songs with every drumstick that he had tucked away in his pockets and in his hands. He used several sticks at a time with tricks. He flipped them behind his back with one hand, under and between his legs and bounced them in the air. Timothy twirled them in the air and caught them without ever dropping one. He continued to bounce them off his head, shoulder, knees, feet and off the floor without missing a beat. And believe it or not, he started to dance through all of this. You must see it to believe it. 

I had the opportunity to speak to him on the phone for a while. I found out that his personality was just as special as his performance. I was just wondering, if he can perform like this on one drum on one stand, what in the hell can he do with a full set of drums? So, my friends, start looking at the “American Got Talent” show on TV if you haven’t already. Of course, the judges did put him through to the next round in the weeks to come. You don’t want to miss Baltimore’s own Timothy Fletcher.  

There is a lot going on in the next couple of weeks which I will share with you. There is Jamaica’s Independence Weekend on Saturday August 5, 2023 from 12 -8 p.m. called Trinity Fest, Wine, Jerk & Reggae Festival. It will be held at Potomac Polo Arena (Muldoon’s Farm), located at 18905 Beallsville Road in Poolesville Maryland. You can go to www.trinityfestdmy.com for more information.

The Ruth Kirk Festival is also the weekend of August 5-6, 2023 starting at noon at Franklin Square Park, located at 1300 W. Fayette Street in Baltimore. It is a community event and open to the public.

Shay and Co. will be performing every Friday for the month of August at the City View Bar and Grill, located at 6700 Security Boulevard  in Woodlawn, Maryland, from 6-10 p.m. Free admission and free entertainment.

“Cabaret Sundays” began in July. It is held the first Sunday of every month. Come hear DJ Mike Jones and Randy Dennis. It is BYOB and BYOF at the Diamondz Event & Catering Hall, located at 9980 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland from 4-8 p.m. For more information, call 443-506-8398 or 410-527-5016.

The Rollex Band and the legendary DJ Mike Jones will be at the Pikesville Senior Center, located at 1301 Reisterstown Road in the parking lot of the Pikesville Library on Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Jackie Lofton. Admission is free. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show. Vendors are needed. Call 410-887-1245. Tell them “Rambling Rose” told you about the opportunity.

The “Evening of Soul” show features four of Baltimore’s Best vocal groups: Style; J’JAR; Only; and Crosswind. You can hear them at the Next Phaze Restaurant & Café, located at 112 E. Lexington Street in Baltimore. There will be a cash bar and dinner sold on Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. For more information, call 410-493-3512.

Symphony Black is a collective of musicians with backgrounds in R&B, jazz, funk and fusion styles that all audiences will enjoy. The band members are Roy “Chip” Miller on guitar; band leader; Ron Walker on keyboard and vocals; Nate Stevens playing drums; and Dan Zywan on bass. See them perform at The Avenue Bakery located on Pennsylvania Avenue and Baker Streets on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Just bring your folding chairs and enjoy the show.

Well, my dear friends, I guess I have given you an earful this time, but I am out of space, so I’ve got to go. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Send me a letter by mailing it to 214 Conewood Avenue in Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

Rosa Pryor
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