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08/30/16

Rex Joins Franti to Support Equality in NC

Michael Franti and friend at NC benefit

We were very pleased to provide a $5,000 matching grant when Ralph J. Gleason Award recipient Michael Franti and Seane Corn joined forces this past July at  Battleship Park in Wilmngton, NC,  to benefit the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina. This event followed one the two collaborators hosted two years ago aboard the […]

09/29/14

Sighted in Napa: Michael Franti, Rosalie Howarth, and Friends

Michael Franti, Rosalie Howarth and Friends

As you may have heard, there was an earthquake in Napa Valley a few weeks ago that left many folks and their homes and businesses in dire straits. Over the weekend there was a big benefit to help them out: Napa Valley Rocks. Rex board member Rosalie Howarth was there on Sunday morning with a […]

09/01/14

‘The Future of Energy’ Premiere With Michael Franti

Ralph J. Gleason Award recipient Michael Franti will be performing at the Bay Area premiere of “The Future of Energy,” a new, upbeat film on the people working on renewable energy. The event starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 5, at Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland. Get details and ticket info here. Watch the […]

08/22/14

Ralph J. Gleason Award 2010: Michael Franti

08/22/14

Michael Franti

Michael Franti

Michael Franti knows all about the power of music. He knows how it can inspire, uplift and make people want to dance or cry. He felt it firsthand recently when he heard the children’s chorus at New York’s PS22 elementary school singing “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like),” the celebratory first single from Franti’s tenth studio […]

03/03/11

Michael Franti and the Battle Against Cynicism

jormaRalph J. Gleason Award Recipient Michael Franti talks about his music, his influences, and his determination to share a positive view of life.

02/07/11

Michael Franti Receives Ralph J. Gleason Award

The Rex Foundation is pleased to present the 2010 Ralph J. Gleason Award to Michael Franti. The $10,000 award is presented in memory of music journalist Ralph J. Gleason, a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s as a longtime contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, a founding editor of […]

07/09/14

2011 Grantees

Arts for Humanity! (2010 Jerry Garcia Award) $10,000 Michael Franti (2010 Ralph J Gleason Award) $10,000 Bolinas Stinson Camp $2,000 Bread & Roses $4,000 California Policy Project $5,000 Center for Digital Storytelling $2,500 Summer Brenner Book Project/Community Works West $4,000 Dovetail Learning/The Toolbox Project $5000 Empowered by Light $4,000 FAIR Fund (2011 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 Hidden […]

04/03/13

Rex Musical Caravan Rolls Into Napa May 9-12

Update: As stated on Furthur.net, Furthur will NOT be playing the BottleRock Napa Valley festival due to Bob Weir”s current inability to play. Per the site: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Furthur regretfully will be unable to appear as scheduled at BottleRock Napa Valley on Thursday, May 9.  Grateful Dead & Furthur Co-Founder Bob Weir, is […]

05/26/11

2011 Grants

Arts for Humanity! (2010 Jerry Garcia Award) $10,000 Michael Franti (2010 Ralph J Gleason Award) $10,000 Bolinas Stinson Camp $2,000 Bread & Roses $4,000 California Policy Project $5,000 Center for Digital Storytelling  $2,500 Summer Brenner Book Project/Community Works West $4,000 Dovetail Learning/The Toolbox Project $5000 Empowered by Light $4,000 FAIR Fund (2011 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 […]