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Bolton Hill Social Action Task Force hosting 6TH Annual Black History Month Party 

   Hello everyone, hoping everything is well with you. Hoping you are staying in the health circle. I hope you are keeping your mask on while you are enjoying yourself. It is great that so many venues are still open for you to get out of the house and enjoy yourself with friends and family, but it comes with a cost, COVID-19 is still out there, be smart, have fun and party with common sense, keep your damn mask on. That way you can live until the next party.

   Peter Van Buren and the Bolton Hill’s Social Action Task Force is hosting their Sixth Annual Black History Month Party on Sunday, February 20 from 3-5 p.m. This is a “hybrid” event, meaning you can either attend in-person or online. Guests wearing face masks can attend the live show in the main sanctuary of Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, or the party will be broadcast live via Zoom, so you can choose to watch online from the comfort of your home as well. The event will feature two local organizations, Wide Angle Youth Media and the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. Both organizations will be telling you about new projects they are launching this spring. There will be a two-hour program filled with poetry readings by Black authors, including all of the local poets from last year and neighbors reading the works of others. Don Palmer will MC the program and new this year, will be live music by Dan & Claudia Zanes. For more information, call 410-383-7820 or 410-961-6492. By the way, tell him “Rambling Rose” told you!

Tyrone Crawley became the new president of Baltimore Jazz Alliance (BJA). Crawley has served on the BJA Board since 2017, volunteering on several committees and emceeing the group’s last Baltimore Jazz Fest in 2019.

   Also celebrating Black History Month is An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles Street featuring another one of my Music Brothers, John Lamkin II and The Favorites Jazz Quintet on Sunday, February 20th starting at 5 p.m. The band includes John playing trumpet and flugelhorn, Michael Hairston on tenor sax, Bob Butta on piano, Micheal Graham on bass and Jesse Moody on drums.

   One of my musical sons, Ralph Magwood, Baltimore’s renowned percussionist and vocalist will be doing a CD re-release of his latest work called “Vintage,” with a live performance at GLA Soundstage (Live Event & Performance Arts Center), 6233 Kenwood Avenue, Rosedale, Maryland from 8-10 p.m. After Party is from 10 p.m. until. For more information, go to: www.ralphmagwood.net.

  Oh my Goodness! Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival is back with a spark in their step. Yes! Real Jazz is back! February 18-20 of 2022 on President’s Day weekend. It will include a chicken & dumpling delicious menu of jazz masters and emerging artists to perform at 1750 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland. This year, the headliner’s include: Kenny Garrett; Buster Williams Tia Fuller; The Baylor Project; Carr Keys; Paul Carr & Marshall Keys; Patrice Rushen; Stefon Harris; Wycliffe Gordon; and a host of other great artists, too many to name at this time. You can go to www.midatlanticjazzfestival.org or call 805-909-6330. You must wear your mask at all of these venues. Have fun and stay safe.

 Olive Branch Italian Grill, located 11706 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown, Maryland is jumping because Carlos Hutchins, well-known Entertainment Promoter features live entertainment every Saturday with an R&B Brunch from 2-6 p.m. This week in February DJ Mike Jones and February 26 Elliot Levine & Friends featuring vocalist Natalie Redd. Free Admission.

   I am telling you these seafood restaurants are getting in the groove with the Black live entertainment for the first time, thanks to entertainment promoters such as; Carlos Hutchins, Tee-Shirt Brian, Ms’ Maybelle, DJ Mike Jones and Randy Dennis. Added to the list of restaurants that are doing their thing is Crafty Crab Seafood, 8606 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland have “Line Dance Happy Hour” every Wednesday 6-10 p.m. Line Dance Class is from 6-7 p.m. No cover. All Choreographers & instructors are welcome.

DJ Mike Jones, Tee-Shirt Brian and Ms. Maybelle, “The Power Music Promoter Trio” still fire up live old school entertainment every Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at City View, 6700 Security Blvd. Free Admission.

   Well, my friends, I have to go. I am a little under the weather, have to go and rest. But remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at [email protected]UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALL YOURS.

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