Category: Rex News

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 […]

12/13/12

Thanks to All Who Made A Buck Dancer’s Choice Possible!

Acknowledgments to all whose generous efforts made possible A Buck Dancer’s Choice, a benefit for the Rex Foundation in honor of Jon McIntire, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Presenting the December 1st benefit is a vital part of Rex Foundation efforts. It is through events like A Buck Dancer’s Choice […]

12/05/12

Jerry Bobbleheads Meet World Series Trophies

Rex board member Rosalie Howarth and husband Barry are, of course, big Giants fans. So when they got their photo taken with the Giants World Series trophies, it seemed only right to bring along the Jerry Garcia bobbleheads from the 2010 and 2012 ballpark events. After all, as Barry points out, there seems to be […]

12/04/12

An Amazing Evening!

We’ll have something more formal for you in a bit, but while we’re still in a happy daze from A Buck Dancer’s Choice at the Fillmore on Saturday, here are a few awesome pics from Susana Millman! (See even more here.) Thanks to all who made this possible!

11/29/12

Oakland School for the Arts Unveils Human Rights Poster Series

Over these last two years, we have been exploring ways that the Oakland School for the Arts could work with The World As It Could Be curriculum. Donn Harris, Principal, thought we would like to see what the school is currently doing in connection with learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  We are […]

11/16/12

Phish’s Charitable Foundation Helps Bay Area Groups

The following grants were made on behalf of The WaterWheel Foundation, a charitable arm of the band Phish, and represent proceeds from the Foundation’s 15th anniversary event in San Francisco on August 18, 2012.  The Rex Foundation was asked to recommend local programs to be supported by the proceeds.  The grants reflect the mutual desire […]

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 […]

11/13/12

Rex Grantees on the Big Screen: The Other Dream Team

By Mary Eisenhart One of Rex’s more unusual grants over the years was the one it gave the Lithuanian basketball team in 1992. Now the subject of a documentary film, the team represented the hopes and dreams of their entire nation, newly free of its Soviet occupiers in the wake of the Berlin Wall’s fall. […]

11/13/12

Blair Jackson Interviews Sandy Sohcot

Check out this great story on Dead.net!   Says Blair: “Throughout the year now, all over the country, musicians have been helping out Rex in large and small ways. And it’s not just musicians, either. The San Francisco Giants’ now-annual ‘Jerry Garcia Day’ has provided funds to Rex, and even the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball […]