African-American Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland (Remembering the Yesterdays)

I hoped that you enjoyed looking at the photos and reading the information that I have put together in these fourteen Chapters coffee-table book which included stories, background of: beaches, movie theaters, parks; about you, your families, friends, neighborhoods and the your communities in Baltimore and the surrounding counties of Maryland. I try to help you to remember the bars, clubs, restaurants, skating rinks, bowling alleys, popular undertakers and funeral homes, organizations, number writers, number backers, hustlers, gangsters, politicians, local and national entertainers, bail bondsmen, radio, TV personalities and newspapers reporters, all from the era of 1940-1980's.   


African-American Entertainment in Baltimore

African-American Entertainment in Baltimore captures the brilliance of the city's musical heritage from 1930 to 1980. This educational and entertaining volume invites readers to take a visual trip down memory lane to the days when Pennsylvania Avenue, the heart of the city's African-American community, vibrated with life. Celebrated within these pages are entertainers such as The Ink Spots, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Illinois Jacquet, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Sammy Davis Jr., Slappy White, Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald; The Avenue's hottest nightspots and theaters including the legendary Royal Theater, The Regent Theater, the Sphinx, and Club Casino; and the DJs and promoters who helped cultivate the city's musical talents.     


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Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund
The Rosa Pryor Music Scholarship Fund was established in September 1991 to provide scholarships to qualified applicants. This tax-exempt organization provides financial aid to students from ages 5-17, and others who are already enrolled in some of the finest music education programs in the country.       DONATE NOW!  

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