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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Live entertainment in Baltimore is still alive! 

Hello everyone! I hope everyone reading my column is well and safe. We haven’t been out to any shows lately due to the fact that my “Boo-Boo” (Shorty) and I have been very sick, but being seen by specialists. We hope after surgery we both will be out very soon jumping up and down doing the James Brown. Keep us in your prayers. But I will continue to keep you informed on what is going on in the entertainment world.

   I first want you to mark your calendar for an event my buddy DJ Mel is hosting an “Oldies/Old School Dance Party” with live entertainment. At this event you must dress to impress, there will be an open bar, open dinner buffet and live entertainment by a fantastic group called, “Style” on Saturday, March 12 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, located 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue. For more information, call 410-493-3512.

DJ Mel Entertainment will host the Oldies/Old School Dance Party on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Avenue in Baltimore. There will be an open bar and an; open buffet dinner and live entertainment from Baltimore’s own, “STYLE.” For more information, call 410-493-3512.

  My Class Reunion Committee of Edmondson High ‘63 is bringing everyone back together once again for our “First Friday Meet and Greet Party.” Ready to share stories, meal and cocktails at the City View Bar and Grill, 6700 Security Blvd on Friday, March 4th starting at 1 p.m. We hope that if you haven’t received your COVID vaccinations, we sincerely hope that you stay home and photos of our gathering will be sent to you. Every one of our classmates, friends and family members must wear their mask.

 Even though COVID-19 is lifting a little and more venues are opening up for our enjoyment of entertainment, please still wear your mask. Venues such as; The Olive Branch Italian Grill, located 11706 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown, Maryland have a R&B Brunch every Saturday from 2-6 p.m. with live music and free admission thanks to Baltimore’s renowned promoter, Carlos Hutchins. For more information, call 443-963-5711.

   Our friend and “Musical Sons” Terry Battle and Jeff Wilson, who call themselves “The Sidestreet Duo” from the popular group “Jump Street Band” is performing a “Happy Hour” show every Sunday from 5-9 p.m. at a restaurant in Columbia, Maryland called 18th & 21st located 10980 Grantchester Way, Columbia, Maryland. For more information call 667-786-711. Check it out and tell them I sent you!

  See live entertainment also while you are dining and have cocktails at City View, 6700 Security Blvd. every Friday from 7-11 p.m. On Friday, March 4, you can enjoy the live entertainment from “First Impressions” and DJ Mike Jones as the DJ between shows and Ms. Maybelle as your Hostess.

   Randy Dennis, the popular radio personality and Line Dancing King will be showing off with his wife Tanya and hosting a “Line Dancing Happy Hour” with good food, drinks and good people every Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. at Crafty Crab Seafood, 8606 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Maryland. No cover charge. Go and have fun, but wearing your mask is required.

   I am going to end by giving my condolences to the families of Ransom “Fingers” Williams, who was Carlos Hutchins best friend and who became a dear friend of mine, passed away February 6, 2022 and his memorial services were Monday, February 21 at Rising Sun First Baptist Church. He will truly be missed by so many.

Ransom “Fingers” Williams, Jr. has passed away. His memorial service was held on February 21, 2022 at the Rising Sun First Baptist Church. He will be truly missed from his family, Carlos Hutchins and many, many of his friends. May he rest in peace.

Also, I want to give condolences to the family and friends of a very dear friend of mine, renowned, nationally and internationally known jazz, blues recording artist, Ernie Andrews who performed here in Baltimore many times including a couple of times for my former organization “Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund, Inc.” He was a performer, entertainer and a vocalist extraordinaire. He passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022 at age 94 where he grew up in Los Angeles, California. He was born on Christmas day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1927. He has been performing since he was 17 years old. He was a recording artist with a 300,000 seller hit songs, “Soothe Me,” and “Wrap It Up and Put It Away.” In 1969, Baltimore, Maryland became his home base. He worked with the East Coast and the Midwest, scoring another big hit record “Bridge over Troubled Waters.” Rest in peace my friend.

Ernie Andrews, renowned jazz, pop and blues singer has passed away. Baltimore will remember him for singing at a few of the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Black & Gold Ball in 2007.

  Well, my friends, I have to go and take my medication and check on my “Boo-Boo.” Enjoy your week, and remember I am only a phone call away at 410-833-9474 or email me at; [email protected]UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.

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