Rambling Rose: Fundraiser & Entertainment

Hello everyone! I hope all the mothers enjoyed their special day last weekend. I hope that the children, grandchildren, husbands and the significant others showed you how much they appreciates you.


Joseph “Joe” Eggleston, husband of my dear friend Betty Cole Eggleston who is a former member of the Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund and an active member of the Jazz Expressways Foundation, Inc. passed away last week. Joe was active with the Dunbar Class of 1956. My deepest condolences go out to the Eggleston family and may he rest in peace.

I have a few things I want to share with you this week. First thing: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Harford County Alumnae Chapter is hosting a “Jazzy Sunday” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. featuring saxophonist, Art Sherrod, Jr. and Magic by William Gross at Magooby’s located at 9603 Deereco Road in Timonium. This is a fundraiser. The proceeds will benefit scholarships and other programs including Delta Gems, Healthy Lifestyles. For more information, call Ruth Howard at 443-804-4174.


Tommy Hunt has a new album available through ACE Records presenting some of his classic 60’s soul recordings for Scepter and Dynamo.

The Trustee Board of Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ will host a Gospel Jazz Brunch in the Pinkney Room located at 1063 W. Fayette Street on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be delicious food, and live entertainment with a band and a comedian. Guests are asked to wear white, gold and cream. For more information, call 410-727-5515.

I am telling you Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is jumping loose at the scene. You don’t have to be a gambler like me to go to the Hollywood Casino. There is live entertainment on stage every week— all types of entertainment from comedians to gospel, R&B, Jazz, Motown and game shows. Comedian Kathleen Madigan will be on stage on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 8 p.m. and on Friday, May 24, 2019, the famed Jimmy Buffett Band— Son of a Sailor Band at 9 p.m. Featuring authentic costumes and amazing performers, guests will feel like they have been transported to “Margaritaville” for the evening. The weekend is filled with tropical fun. Staff members will be wearing jeans and Hawaiian shirts and handing out leis to guests at the casino. The casino is is about an one-hour drive from the Baltimore and DC beltways in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Unified Voice of Johns Hopkins is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a “Yesterday, Today and Forever Concert” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Avenue in Baltimore. A Celebration Reception immediately following the concert. For more information call 410-955-8888.


Warren Wolf, Jr. performs at An die Musik Live, 409 N. Charles Street in Baltimore on Friday, May 17, 2019 featuring Helen Sung.

On a final note, I want to welcome home Maurice “Peanut King,” one of Baltimore’s hustlers from back in the day from “Pennsylvania Avenue.” He was arrested in 1982 at the age of 28. He was released a few weeks ago and he celebrated his 65th birthday as a free man after serving 37 years in federal prisons. For the last 27 years he helped educate young people to stay “out of the business” that could ruin their lives, as he did his. The “Peanut King” said, “For the remainder of my life I will be spending time trying to help make Baltimore a safer city, and to talk to as many young people as I can reach— keeping them out of trouble.” Welcome Home “Peanut,” welcome home!

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