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Schoolhouse Rock

| June 25, 2012 | Parties

IN SYNC A Latin ensemble, the Meistersingers and African drummers… Guests at the FlyingHorse II performing arts festival and fundraiser, chaired by Gabrielle de Papp and sponsored by Modern Luxury Dallas, were certainly greeted by an eclectic symphony of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts’ PYTs—pretty young talents, that is. The crowd not only took in the sounds at Booker T.’s newly updated campus, but also noshed on way-better-than-cafeteria pizzas from Urban Crust before reporting to the Montgomery Arts Theater for the compelling piece, “Growth (A Part of a Bigger Picture),” danced by Dominique Harris and Mason Manning. More musical performances followed, including a solo by Elliott Skinner. WHEEE! No need to call the principal! The glittery confetti and tossed-about beach balls that rained down on guests in the theater were just part of The Polyphonic Spree’s shtick and proved a colorful match to the choral symphonic, pop-rock wonder’s engaging spectacle, as they teamed up with Booker T.’s creative forces. THE AFTER PARTY Booker T. buses decamped for a one-of-a-kind field trip to The Mason Bar, where mixologist Daniel O’Keefe muddled up specialty drinks and exec chef Cable Smith served Gulf Coast-inspired fare. And DJ Lowdown Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu—a Booker T. alum) schooled the energetic crowd with her musical stylings.


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