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Winfield Parker
Winfield Parker doing a show and tribute to Rosa Pryor in 2012. Courtesy photo

Hello my dear friends, I am so sorry my “Rambling Rose” column has turned into more of an obituary column instead of an entertainment column, but what can I say, that is what Baltimore has come to. I hope and pray with the new president in place that things will change soon. It is a TERRIBLE SITUATION!

Well, there is one positive thing, Jazz vocalist Cathy Dorsey contacted me to let me know that Paul Carr’s Jazz Academy of Music is conducting in-person and virtual classes starting this week. So if you know or have any kids who can play an instrument, go to jambush@jazzacademy.org.

In person combo sessions will be held at North Chevy Chase Christian Church beginning January 28, 2021 at 4 p.m. Sessions will be held bi-weekly. Virtual combo spring sessions will begin on January 27, 2021. Bi-weekly session will extend for 50 minutes. To get a new member audition application, call 301-871-8418.

An Die Musik Live Fund Drive for local musicians ends on January 31. Area musicians continue to need your help. Please consider showing your appreciation for the artists who perform at the club. Your generosity will help the musicians make ends meet and will assists them with operating expenses and their desire to upgrade the hall and equipment to make the live stream experience even better.

Arden Concert Gild presents an evening with Amy Rigby, streaming live from Arden Gild Hall Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8 p.m. Army Rigby has been writing, performing and recording her transcendent songs about everyday life for over thirty years, first with bands “Last Roundup and the Shams” in NYC’s East Village, teen as a solo artist beginning with classic album “Dairy Of A Mod Housewife” up through the “Old Guys and a One Way Ticket to My Life”.

The famous Jazz Club An die Musik Live continues to live stream their events at https://ardenconcerts.com/event/amy-rigby/ including shows in February such as: “Imani-Grace Cooper Live Streaming Concert” on February 10, 2021; Ellington Carthan and Ekep Nkwelle on February 13; Phil Ravita Jazz Group on Valentine’s Day on February 14. For more information, visit: to www.andiemusiklive.com  or call 410-385-2638.

Please feel free to call or email me with some positive news you want Rambling Rose to talk about.

I got to go now, but remember, keep your mask on and social distance, it may save your life. Remember if you need me call me at 410-833-9474, email me at rosapryor@aol.com or you can send your correspondence to 214 Conewood Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136.



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Karen Atkinson-Kirk
Karen Atkinson-Kirk, the daughter of Rambling Rose, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 10, 2021 of natural causes. She was the twin to Kelvin Atkinson, the sister to Kathy Atkinson and Keith Hendricks. She had one son, Sonny Davis. Her Memorial Service was held onWednesday, January 20 at Howell Funeral Home; Carlton Douglass Funeral Service. The Family thanks you for your condolences, cards and donations. Courtesy photo
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Harold Adams, saxophonist
Baltimore’s own, popular saxophonist, Harold Adams passed away last week. Some of his fellow musicians called him “Mr. Saxophone.” He played the Club Casino on the Avenue for years as well as with Greg Hatza and just about every other musician in Baltimore. He truly will be missed— Condolences to his family and musician family. Courtesy photo
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Edward Slim Butler
A Memorial Service was held for Ed- ward Raymond “Slim” Butler on Mon- day, January 25, 2021 at Graveside Memorial Service at King Memorial Park located 87 10 Dogwood Road. Wiley Funeral Home was entrusted to his services. “Slim Butler” as he was affectionately known at one time was the owner of Pascals, Giovanni’s, Riv- iera on Baker Street and also, he was the owner and builder of the Palla- dium. Courtesy photo
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