Friday night was the first South Dallas Pop partay. I got a kiss on the cheek from the Lion-Hearted Glory that is called Wendell Sneed. Wendell (pictured on the right) makes me calm and happy at the same time. Wendell produces Jazz in the Atrium every Thursday night at the Dallas Museum of Art. Wendell is a Living Legend. Wendell is Magic.
The screening was PACKED and yet no one yelled at the event coordinator (me); such was the vibe at the South Dallas Cultural Center, a vibe so serene that one can only describe it as Wendellesque (which is the same as Sneedic).
South Dallas Pop is even better on the big screen (you’ll get a second chance Thursday night, 8 p.m., DMA), and after the screening, the audience was treated to a Q&A session with director Rob Tranchin and stars Roger Boykin (pictured below) and . . . wait for it . . .
The Booker T. Washington Rhythm and Blues Ensemble played into the night. The brave among us danced. The rest of us marveled that every musician in this rather large band is in high school. High School! Roger Boykin is their teacher.
We ate this cake. I ate my piece near Wendell, so it was not only delicious and nutritious but also meditative (again, Sneedic).
Photos by Orville Brown
Not a partay lover? Watch South Dallas Pop on Wednesday, October 22 at 8 pm and again at 10:30 pm.