Rambling Rose: Think Positive With Music For 2019

Hello my dear friends, how are you so far this year? Let’s pray that life will be better in 2019 than it was in 2018. When you look at the news, it doesn’t look good. All we can do is to keep looking forward and pray to God that a change is going to come. I want you to know that music, fun and doing positive things always takes me to a happier place. So that is what I going to try to do.

The Howard Gospel Choir from Howard University, in partnership with the Bowie Center for Performing Arts presents “Let Freedom Sing” on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts located at 15200 Annapolis Road in Bowie, Maryland. It’s s a musical celebration honoring the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. There will be two performances— at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, visit: www.howardgospelchoir.com or email info@howardgospelchoir.com.

Every Sunday, check out “Same Gender Love Boutique” for “Marva Laws Mimosa Sundays” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music and entertainment. Come out to socialize, shop for unique greetings, apparel and great gifts and sip cocktails at 339 N. Charles Street in downtown Baltimore. I promise you that the owner Marva will make sure you have a good time! The store is also open the other 6 days of the week!

Ursula V. Battle is looking for actors, singers and dancers from ages 10-80.to perform in her production of “DisChord in the Choir Pitch Please!” She is holding auditions— by appointment only— Friday, January 11, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from noon to 3 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Avenue in Baltimore. For more information, call 443-531-4787.

A “Jam Session and live karaoke will be held every Monday night at the Carolina Kitchen, the return of the Blue Light Basement from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. That’s right, karaoke with a live band, so if you think you can sing, then come out and prove it at 6501 America Blvd in Hyattsville, Maryland. No cover charge. This should be interesting! I am going to check this out myself. “Me—-me—-me——me——-meeeeeeeeeeee! Okay, I am ready to sing.

The Short Cutz Show, a live storytelling series is coming to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum starting on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. It will return with a timely nod to the beloved Eddie Murphy classic film, “Coming to America.” Immigrant storytellers from various parts of the world and the African Diaspora will share their unique perspective and journey attempting to make it to the U.S. Presented by Dr. LaMarr Shields, the Cambio Group, Darius Wilmore and MC Brawl with DJ Excel of WEAA’s Strictly Hip Hop Show.

The American Visionary Art Museum will pay a lively tribute to one of the world’s greatest visionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and all ages are welcome with birthday cake, performances, film footage of MLK’s speeches, a hands-on art activity, complimentary museum admission and more. The museum is located 800 Key Highway in Baltimore. For more information, call 410-244-1900.

FYI: MarvaD Events is hosting a Broadway Bus Trip named: “Ain’t too proud” The life and times of The Temptations to the Imperial Theatre, NYC for Saturday, April 27, 2019. Deposit is DUE NOW! Call 410-599-9159 for more information.

Well my dear friends, it is about that time, I am out of space. Remember, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email: rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.