12/20/17

Dancing in the Street: Thank You!

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(Check out photos and videos from this incredible event here!)

Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears says: We really had a terrific night December 9 at the Fillmore as we came together and celebrated the Summer of Love — a great reason to assemble the stellar cast of musicians on the stage. What a joy it was to see and hear the sounds of 1967 with the combined exuberance of the original performers and the new artists of the current Bay Area music scene. Dan Lebowitz did a masterful job of weaving a musical tapestry that everyone there is still talking about!

The Summer of Love fed the creative expression of the time, but also was a catalyst in creating positive social change, and some enduring legacies that are as relevant now as they were then. Many organizations born during that time have continued the work they began 50 years ago. The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and Huckleberry House, to name a few, are great examples of groups that have grown with the times and the needs of the people they serve. We should all be thrilled by their success, and happy to have a played a small part in their continued presence.

All of us at Rex realize that our work is never done. We intend to carry into the future the tradition that came out of the collective experience of the Sixties. We are amazed at the work undertaken by the people we give grants to.  We give grants to small organizations who operate close to the source of those they are trying to help, and the heart and compassion each organization represents is staggering.. Together we will make sure their work continues and their voices are heard.

I want to thank all of you for your faith in Rex and your continued support. If you can, come to one of our events–we have some great ones planned for 2018. If you can’t make it to an event, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Lastly, I want to thank everyone who contributed to making Dancing in the Streets a tremendous success. We could not have done it any other way!

Onward!

Thank You!

Musicians: Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, Jay Lane, John Molo, Roger McNamee, Mookie Siegel, Pete Sears, Steve Adams.Barry Sless, Norman Greenbaum, Dave Getz, Peter Albin, Darby Gould, David Freiberg, Linda Imperial, Dylan Chambers, Lester Chambers, David LaFlamme, Linda LaFlamme, Bobby Vega, Greg Anton, Pete Lavezzoli, Ziek McCarter, Bo Carper, Brothers Comatose (Ben and Alex Morrison), Greg Loiacono, Paula Frazer, T Sisters (Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen), Michael Bello, Dave Scott, Lesley Grant, Reed Mathis, David Gans, Rob Cunningham, Val Fuentes, Gary Thomas

Technical Crew: Rory Lenny, Howard Danchik, Dan English, Steve Parish, Tim Stiegler, Gail Barnes, Lauren West, John Johnson, Todd Wallenbrock, Derek Walls, Arthur Rosato, Chris Samardizch of Brotherhood of Light Show, Chad Morris

Volunteers: Frankie Accardi-Peri, Michael Peri, Diane Gates, Kelsey Walker, Lisa Burger, Bari Halperin, Lucrecia Fontes, Janna Barkin, Gabriel Barkin, Jill McCoy, Zim Caroselli, William McGovern, Erin Lafferty, Vickisa Feinberg, Inez Garcia, Larry Harris, David Harris, Mark Schneider, Brendan Heather, Brian Markovitz, Mike Taylor, Lisa Prigozen, Mark Carton, Elaine Deshaies, Nicholas Pannozzo, Jenny Jensen, Colby Jensen, Sean O’Connor, Lisa O’Connor, Kat Doherty, Brian Hayle, Steven Rosing, Amanda Lai, George Davison, Wendy Fuchs, Aaron Wagoner

Fillmore: Michael Bailey, Aime Bailey-Knobler, Suzanne Carden, Matt Lawsky, Laura Greenberg

Auction: Jay Blakesberg, Eileen Law, Tim Duncan and Silver Oak Winery, Meyer Sound, Hal Feiger, Bob Minkin, Susana Millman, Tony Finocchio, Steve Brown, Zim Caroselli, Tony Reonegro, Carolyn Garcia, Tom Craig and Dimitroff’s Frame Shop

Dinner: Global Gourmet, Tim Duncan and Silver Oak Winery, Phil Coturri and Winery Sixteen 600

Rex Board of Directors: Andy Gadiel, Barry Caplan, Bob Weir, Brad Serling, Carolyn Garcia, Cliff Palefsky, Diane Blagman, Freddy Hahne, John Scher, Maggie O’Donnell, Marc Morgenstern, Matt Butler, Martin Knott, Mickey Hart, Nadia Prescher, Nick Morgan, Roger McNamee, Rosalie Howarth, Stefanie Coyote, Tim Duncan, Theresa Garcia

Rex Staff: Chris Meharg, Mary Eisenhart

Event Management: Theresa Hayle, Truth Wingfield, Sarah Kaufman

Poster Art: Darrin Brenner

 

 

Very Special Thanks to Jenna and Dan Lebowitz for their assistance and vision in creating the musical experience.