Category: Rex News

06/19/13

Rex Musical Caravan: Harpin’ on the Dead

Update: Anela’s album gets a glowing review on GratefulWeb! There’s something about Celtic music and the Grateful Dead–just ask longtime Rex supporters Danny Carnahan & Wake the Dead. Now there’s even more Celtic Dead to love, and help Rex too, as harpist/vocalist Anela Lauren releases her latest album, Harpin’ on the Dead. Joined by musicians […]

06/12/13

Our Most Recent Grantees (2013)

Check out our most recent grant recipients for 2013! (See all 2013 grantees here.) 826 Valencia 826 Valencia St San Francisco, CA  94110 415-642-5905 www.826valencia.org 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. […]

05/08/13

Rex Newsletter #8: The Answer of Art

From the introduction: Throughout history, creative essence breaks through the old to the new, offering new answers to societal problems. The Rex Foundation, itself founded by artists, seeks to shine light on the arts and the creative process, and the positive forces that result from their vitality. This newsletter looks at the role of art […]

04/30/13

A Buck Dancer’s Choice: The Download

Check out Michael Doherty’s review of the CD! A BUCK DANCER’S CHOICE December 1, 2012 Rex Foundation Benefit Show at The Fillmore Featuring Bob Weir, the Mickey Hart Band, & Members of ALO Selected Compilation Available Beginning Tuesday, April 30, 2013 For Digital Download at nugs.net and iTunes And on disc only at nugs.net On […]

04/29/13

Scenes From ‘The Precipice’

Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot says: On April 13th, I had the pleasure of attending the Workshop of The Precipice, the recipient of the 2012 Rex Foundation Ralph Gleason Award.  I thought the music, co-written by Miranda Ferriss Jones and Jeff Chimenti, performed by Jeff and accompanying musicians, was outstanding. The music, along with storytelling […]

04/25/13

New From The World As It Could Be

We’re delighted to announce a new 5-day course – Integrated Learning for Human Rights and Social Justice – a collaborative project of the Art IS Education Integrated Learning Special Program of the Alameda County Office of Education and The World As It Could Be (TWAICB), taught by arts education scholar Julia Marshall and Sarah Crowell, […]

04/08/13

John K. Band Plans Jerry Birthday Celebration in DC August 1

East Coast folks, mark your calendars now for an epic Rex Musical Caravan event at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC on August 1, 2013, featuring numerous good friends of Rex: the Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration. In addition to headliners John Kadlecik and  the John K. Band, our friends and longtime supporters On the Bus […]

03/20/13

A Change at the Rex Foundation: Messages From Sandy Sohcot and Tim Duncan

A Message from Sandy Sohcot  Dear Friends, With gratitude for 12 years of what has been an exhilarating and deeply meaningful experience, I am writing to announce that I will be leaving my position of Executive Director of the Rex Foundation later this year. My work began because the Rex Board wanted to see Rex […]

03/08/13

The Rex Foundation Receives Major Gift From the Estate of David Thorberson

The Rex Foundation is deeply honored and grateful to have been designated as the beneficiary of the estate of David Thorberson, a native of Oakland and resident of Orinda, California since 1969. David succumbed to cancer on October 3, 2012, at the far too young age of 55.  David had made sure that his personal […]

03/06/13

Rex on Pacifica Community Television

On January 23, 2013, Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot was a guest on Bruce Latimer’s talk show on Pacifica Community Television in Pacifica, CA. Among the topics of conversation: the history of Rex, and in particular, how it stayed alive after the devastating blow of Jerry Garcia’s death. Also, an upbeat look at more […]