Hello everyone, in just a few more days we will have made it to another year. It has been a long rough year for many such as losing a love one, the sick and shut-ins, many are in the hospital, nursing homes or rehabilitation centers but if you are reading me now, as my God-father, Biddy Wood, used to say, “you are above ground.” You are in a good place. We must be grateful and thankful for what we have, because if you think about it, no matter how bad you think your situation may be, I promise you someone else is much worse off than you.

I just want to say, it has been a pleasure talking to you this year thrrough my columns and I appreciate you still picking up The Baltimore Times. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The ongoing success of our free publication depends on you, so keep reading us in 2020. We encourage you to advertise your events, your organization and company with us.


Dennis Chambers, our own Baltimore native & world-wide renowned drummer is back home to perform with Leni Stern, Tom Kennedy and Mike Stern on December 27th & 28th at the An Die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. For more information, call 410-385-2638.

Just in case you have not made your plans for the end of the year celebration, try checking out the “Annual Kwanzaa Celebration & Marketplace” at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard Street on December 28th from 3-7 p.m. It is a free family event. There will be live entertainment and vendors from the Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Baltimore areas. For more information, call 443-250-0478.


Olivia “Libby Libby” Harris passed away last week. Funeral Arrangements was not made at press dead line. “Libby Libby” as she was fondly called, was a dynamite oldies DJ and the sweetest personality you have ever seen. She was the owner of Tequila Sunset Lounge on Pennsylvania Avenue. She was a good friend of mine and will be totally missed; Condolences to her family from Rambling Rose.

Another Pre-New Year’s event is hosted by Sam Brice & John Holt. It will be a “Holiday Dinner & Show” featuring Dave Smooth & the #1 Temptation Review Band on Saturday, December 28th at the American Legion Post #285, 2324 McEldery Street in Baltimore. The event is BYOB, free open buffet, DJ, and dress to impress!

If you have not made other plans, the Champagne Ballroom located 2701 W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore is hosting a New Year Celebration featuring The Intruders on Tuesday, December 31 from 8-2 a.m. Tickets include party favors, noise maker’s champagne toast, hot & cold buffet and BYOB. For more information call 410-644-3434.

Also for the end of the year celebration, our girl, Gabrielle Goodman & Friends will be celebrating Kwanzaa and a Year-End Concert on Sunday, December 29 at 5 p.m. at An Die Musik Live at 409 N. Charles Street; with her will be Craig Alston on saxophone, Moe Daniels on piano, Jesse Moody on drums and Reginald Payne on bass. Baltimore’s home grown is a jazz singer, composer, author and associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music.


Art Sherrod, Jr. will be performing at the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the H Lounge Stage, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, WV on Tuesday, December 31st from 10 p.m. -2 p.m. For more information, call 800-795-7001.

How about an “Ole Fashion Cabaret” at the Hollywood Firehouse, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, Maryland on Tuesday, December 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and you will be entertained by my group “Signature Live” with free set-ups, BYOB, dinner available. For more information, call 301-481-9165.

Well my dear friends, I got to go. It has been a joy. If you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. Send photos, press releases and flyers to: 214 Conewood Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. UNTIL NEXT YEAR, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.