Category: Grantees in the News
This news segment on San Francisco’s ABC 7 TV spotlighted the work of Rex grantee Destiny Arts Center in teaching Oakland’s youth, who often face neighborhood violence and other challenges,Ã‚Â to become “peace warriors.”
The Rex Foundation awarded the 2008 Ralph J. Gleason Award to the Ali Akbar College of Music to recognize the work done at the College toÂ teach, perform and preserve the classical music of North India, specifically the Seni Baba Allauddin Gharana tradition of its founder Ali Akbar Khan. Ali Akbar Khan passed away on […]
Sun Ra, 1993 Gleason Award winner. “Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68,” is a small, piquant exhibition of art, writing and ephemera related to Sun Ra’s life. This link is a story from the New York Times about Sun Ra.
Madison Square Garden, May 4 2009: On the occasion of his 90th birthday, performers gathered to pay tribute to Pete Seeger, recipient of the Rex Foundation’s 2001 Ralph J. Gleason Award. This link is a story about Pete Seeger in the New York Times.
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