PocketBook Pals! – WVON’s news director Sharon McGhee has asked Kathy Chaney and Teesee to “star” in her production of The PocketBook Monologues on Thurs., 7 p.m., at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. Free admission!
Spring has sprung! The grass has riz! Wonder where the flowers is! PocketBook Pals! – WVON’s news director Sharon McGhee has asked Kathy Chaney and Teesee to “star” in her production of The PocketBook Monologues on Thurs., 7 p.m., at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. Free admission! Please come and cheer us on. It’s all about “everything your mom should have told you about your ‘pocketbook’ … but didn’t! It’s funny, poignant, educational and thought provoking. I guarantee it’s an experience you won’t soon forget! It’s an African American “take” on The Vagina Monologues. Bring your gal-pals, sistahs, moms, daughters, daughters’ friends, friends’ daughters, aunties, grannies, nieces, ma’dears, neighbors, etc. I’ve seen it twice and loved it both times. You will, too! Guaranteed! Hope to see all y’all there! IT’S FREE! Newsy Names – TV’s Judge Greg Mathis shares his inspiring true story and talks on Overcoming the Odds on Sunday, 10:30 a.m., when he addresses parishioners at the morning worship service at Christ Universal Temple, 119th Street and Ashland Aveune. Rev. Carlton Pearson is CUT’s interim pastor … Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W. 95th St., delivers “the word” and the Women’s Chorus sings on Friday, 7 p.m., when TUCC’s Prison Ministry hosts its 30th Anniversary Worship Service, Serving Time with Jesus. (Scripture reference: Micah 6:8) … Robyn Rice-Foster, owner of Parisians du Chocolat, takes on another title when she’s named a New Century Leader for 2010 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Central Region at its 76th regional confab Friday at the Chicago Marriott … Patricia McCreary, Seaway Bank’s senior vice president and cashier, and Terry Savage, personal finance guru, author and columnist, are among several ladies to be saluted by the Women’s Advisory Committee to Clerk Dorothy Brown of the Circuit Court of Cook County at the annual Women’s History Month Celebration on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., in Chase Tower Auditorium. Co-hosts of the ceremony, Sharing the Love: A Salute to Outstanding Women in Finance & Philanthropy: Chase Women of Color Employee Network Group. Call (312) 603-046 … Gladys Knight shows up and no doubt show out Friday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. … Happy b’day to Chef David Blackmon, DePaul Univ.’s Roxanne Brown, Benton Cook III, Loop Capital’s Peter Bynoe, Dianne Cotton, Dana Gleeson, former Defender librarian Lois Walker, Angie Powell, Atty. Ena Frye, Rodney Pate, Carla Williams Namboodori, John Matthews, Mark Loveless, Patrick Shaffeer, Rita Cain, Ayo Maat, Jean Moore and Annette Jarrett Whittington. Palm Sunday Praise – Adrian L. Dunn, baritone and executive producer of HOPERA: A Fallen Hero (a hip hop opera), and Rev. Anthony B. Vinson, pianist, team up on Sunday, 4 p.m., to present “The Legacy Concert Recital” at Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel. The two perform spirituals, hymns and gospels by such composers as Hall Johnson, H.T. Burleigh, Moses Hogan and Kirk Franklin. Rev. Dr. Mickari D. Thomas is Grant’s senior pastor. Donation: $15 … Vocal coach Dorothy M. Cobbs travels to Gary, Ind.’s Koinonia Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, 6 p.m., to conduct The Combined Church Choirs of Gary as it sings “The Seven Last Words” presented by Koinoni’s Sanctuary Choir. Rev. Levern Swain Sr. is pastor … The Music Ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church, 8301 S. Damen, and Friends of Music present A Celebration of Women Composers of Sacred Music, a women’s history tribute on Sunday, 6 p.m., with biographical sketches and select compositions.