Hello everyone, I know it’s hard, but try to keep your head up. We must believe that better times are coming. Usually I would have a lot of things such as Black History events listed for you to go to this month, but because of the COVID-19 they are far and few in between. I believe with all my heart that this too shall pass, but right now it is safer to stay home and safe and if you do decide to go out and enjoy the festivities and celebrate your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, for God sake wear your mask! 

   Because I will not be talking to you again until the week after Valentine’s Day, I want to take this time out first to wish all my couples a very happy Valentine’s Day. Do something special for just the two of you. You never know what tomorrow will bring.

   There will be an event on February 8th from 6-10 p.m., hosted by Ms. Maybelle and Line Dance King Randy Dennis with special guest, DJ Mike Jones on the turn table and live entertainment presented by Shay & Lady J. at City View Bar & Grill, 6700 Security Blvd. in Gwynn Oak, Maryland. Free admission and free buffet. For more information, call 443-226-8895.

   For Valentine weekend, the show called “Classic Soul” will feature the Manhattans, Dennis Edwards Temptations Revue, the Delfonics, and the Enchantment will be performing at the Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Avenue on Friday February 11; show time is 8 p.m. Also included are special guest DJ Mike Jones and hosted by our friend, musician and Oldies but Goodies radio personality from WEAA 8.9 FM Robert Shaheed. This show will be really nice. For more information, call the station.

   Every Wednesday is “Line Dance Happy Hour” from 6-10 p.m. at Crafty Crab Seafood, 8606 Liberty Road hosted by Randy Dennis, no cover, good food, good drinks and a lot of fun.

   There is live entertainment for the Old School folks every Friday at City View located at 67 Security Blvd. is from 7-11 p.m. and it is free.

   Our Public Markets in Baltimore such as Lexington Market, The Avenue Market, Northeast Market, and Broadway Market as well as Hollins Market is celebrating Black History for the whole month of February.

   The events will take place at the Markets every Thursday in the month of February featuring the performing arts company WombWork, Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures, spoken word artist, Youth Poetry Group and African Dance and Drumming groups; Kippa Madden, Museum Exhibit; Sankofa African Marketplace; Live entertainment and much more. The schedule is as follows; February 5, 1-3 p.m. at Lexington Market; on Saturday, February 12 at the Avenue Market from 12 noon to 4 p.m.; the Northeast Market is February 19 from 12 noon until 4 p.m.; February 26 the Broadway Market and the Hollins Market  events will be from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

   There is a Valentine’s Day Party on Monday, February 14 from 1-5 p.m. at one of my favorite places, The Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue called, “Love is in the Air”. For more information call 410-961-3266.

   Before I leave you, I just want to mention if you have not heard that another one of my favorite musicians, Ray Gaskins, passed away on January 20, 2022 after a very long illness. My special story about this fantastic musician will be in my next column. His memorial service will be Saturday, February 5th at Sweet Hope Free Will Baptist Church, 3925 Dolfield Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

   Well my friends, I have to go, not feeling that well in the past few weeks, neither has my “Boo-Boo.” But remember if you need me, 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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