Category: Rex News

02/07/13

2013 Grantee Profiles

826 Valencia 826 Valencia 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. Services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained […]

02/06/13

Mickey Hart Helps Hurricane Relief With ‘Jersey Shore’

“I was a kid from Coney Island, Atlantic Beach and Far Rockaway,” says Rex Foundation co-founder and board member Mickey Hart. So it’s no surprise he’s come up with a way to get some great tunes and support the victims of Hurricane Sandy, starting with the new Mickey Hard Band song “Jersey Shore.” “The Shore […]

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 […]

01/31/13

Boris Garcia’s CD Release Party to Benefit Rex

Philly’s own Boris Garcia is a longtime friend of the Rex Foundation. Many’s the time the band has raised funds for Rex through its music: the 2007 Black Tie-Dye Ball in Falls Church, VA; 2010′s Festival of Family; and this past summer’s Pinnacle Jam II. Over the course of their career, the Borises have released […]

01/08/13

A Rockin’ NYE!

They rocked past dawn to ring in the new year in Pennsylvania—and we’re very grateful to Rob and Gina Hunt of Flagship Music, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Mysterytrain, and the End of the World Party for their generosity and hard work in raising funds for Rex. Here’s Rob’s report: We had such […]

01/02/13

JamBands Online Reviews ‘A Buck Dancer’s Choice’

We were delighted to read Linda R. Tulett”s review of A Buck Dancer”s Choice, our recent benefit at the Fillmore honoring the late Jon McIntire. Nice photos, many kind words.

12/23/12

Meet Board President Tim Duncan

  Meet Tim Duncan, our current board president! Says Tim: “I am honored to be the President of the Rex Foundation. “My role at our family’s winery, Silver Oak Cellars, has always been focused on sales. I feel that I have a similar role at Rex by wanting to continue to let our community know […]

12/19/12

SF Board of Education Honors The World As It Could Be

We are proud and honored to announce that on the occasion of December 10th as International Human Rights Day, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program received a Resolution and Certificate of Commendation from the Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District. As part […]

12/19/12

Atlanta’s Warlocks Share the Love With Rex

We’re happy to acknowledge our great appreciation to The Warlocks: A Tribute to the Grateful Dead for including Rex in their December 15 festivities. Thank you so much to all who made this possible! Reports the band’s David Young: We had our benefit show last night at a club here in metro Atlanta, called Java Monkey, […]

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 […]