Category: Current Events

02/06/13

The World As It Could Be: Rites of Passage, March 4

  The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program invites you to a special presentation at Balboa High School in San Francisco on March 4, 2013. Featured speaker is noted Hoop Dreams producer/director Frederick Marks, who’ll talk about his current project. Says Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot: “I had the pleasure of […]

12/18/12

Mickey Hart Band’s 2013 Tour Dates, So Far

The Mickey Hart Band announces their first tour of 2013 with special guests The African Showboyz from Ghana. The African Showboyz are four brothers from the northern part of Ghana who fuse a unique blend of West African rhythm, dance, and raw energy. Originally discovered by Grammy-winning virtuoso Babatunde Olatunji, the African Showboyz have shared […]

12/13/12

The New Riders et al. Rock in the New Year for Rex!

Our good friends at Flagship Music Productions have put together an amazing New Year’s celebration to raise funds for the Rex Foundation, featuring The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The MiZ Band, Mysterytrain and Pan. It’s all happening December 31, 2012 in Kempton, PA, starting at 5 p.m. There’s also a Rex raffle with […]

11/15/12

Rex Names First Grant Recipient for NYC Event

Given the enormous challenges to recover from the recent storms, the Rex Foundation and Hot Tuna are collaborating to encourage generous contributions for 100 premium seating concert tickets at the band’s December 1 concert at the Beacon Theatre so that the proceeds can go directly as grants to local area grassroots programs serving the community […]

12/21/11

What Touches Your Heart About Rex?

Personal testimonials recorded at the Rex event Run for the Roses at The Fillmore San Francisco

11/28/11

How Sweet It Is to Support Rex

Lillie Belle Farms of Central Point, Oregon, announces a great way to delight your loved ones (and yourself!)  this gift-giving season: the Holiday Cheer Chocolate Collection, a special assortment of delectable chocolates designated to raise funds for the Rex Foundation–$10 from the sale of each box goes to Rex. Each box includes a dozen gourmet […]

12/01/10

Black Muddy River Revisited

Bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds, 81, covers a little more ground with his Garcia/Hunter tribute album By Mary Eisenhart (December 1, 2010) Mandolinist Jesse McReynolds and his late brother Jim were already stars of the bluegrass world in 1964 when young Jerry Garcia and his pal Sandy Rothman took to following them around with a tape […]

11/24/10

Buddhism & Bluegrass: Peter Rowan Interview with Terry Gross

NPR’s Terry Gross interviewed Peter Rowan on her Fresh Air radio program the day before Thanksgiving. It is a wonderful hourlong audio podcast that divulges the heartfelt persona of Peter Rowan. The interview includes several songs that were played live by the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band from the studio, showcasing the beautiful harmonies of the four […]

10/12/10

Cruisin’ for Rex

Here’s a great way to start the new year—and help Rex at the same time! Cloud 9 Adventures, producer of the music-themed Jam Cruise, has generously created an opportunity for Rex Foundation supporters to  enjoy a special vacation while also benefiting Rex. Visit jamcruise.com to view the impressive list of musicians who will be performing […]

06/13/10

On the Radio in Madison

(June 22, 2010) — Last Saturday, June 20, radio host Stuart Levitan interviewed Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot on his Books and Beats show on The Mic 92.1 in Madison, Wisconsin. Stuart and Sandy chatted about Rex’s history and evolution, as well as current developments including upcoming Rex Jams at summer festivals, the recent presentation […]