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08/31/09

A Letter From Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot

August 1, 2009 Dear Friends, We are pleased to provide you with the Rex Foundation’s 2008 Annual Report. While we began 2009 with challenges similar to those of so many organizations affected by the contracting economy, we have been actively working to build funding for grant making in the fall and The World As It […]

06/17/09

Rex invites Musicians, Bands and Promoters to get on Board the Rex Music Caravan

The Rex Foundation hopes you all get on board the Rex Music Caravan over the summer when you encounter a Rex Jam at the summer festivals or see one of the bands on the Music Caravan. Rex Jams are when one of the bands announces from the stage that “this is a Rex Jam segment”. […]

04/10/09

Rex Musical Caravan: A Retrospective

The Rex Musical Caravan is a great way to further a tradition of grassroots giving and demonstrate the power of community, service and the arts. Many artists are helping bring to life the Rex Musical Caravan at different stops across the U.S. Together, we’re on the bus of the Rex Community Caravan, enjoying great music […]

12/23/08

Melvin Seals & JGB

Melvin Seals & JGB

For over 15 years the Warfield Theater on Market Street in San Francisco was the main home of the Jerry Garcia Band. Garcia’s leads were soulfully backed with Melvin Seals’ Hammond organ; the musical chemistry was undeniable and the bright songs always resonated deeply with timeless messages.

Fortunately today, the flame still burns…

06/21/06

Living Tree Paper Company

</p>Thirteen years ago, back in a time when the Rex Foundation was funded by the Grateful Dead’s three-night run at the Cal Expo, an environmental activist, living in a yurt in the back country of Eugene, Oregon, had an idea. With a deep passion for ecology, she founded a publication called Talking Leaves.

06/12/06

David Gans

</p>“I’m a sovereign soul/ And I do what I can to make sense of it all,” proclaims David Gans in one of his songs. As a singer and songwriter, he attempts to make sense of our crazy world through his perceptive lyrics.

His contributions and significance within the Grateful Dead community are noteworthy: as a journalist he contributed insightful interviews, books, and entertaining analogies for our passion; he also hosts the nationally syndicated weekly radio show Grateful Dead Hour, listened to by Deadheads across America.

11/02/05

2005 Grantee Profiles

Marsh Youth Theater 1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415-826-5750 www.themarsh.org JERRY GARCIA AWARD. MYT provides high quality theater arts education to San Francisco Youth with a focus of outreach to children living in the multicultural Mission District. The theater brings to the Mission community a much needed, intensive and unique integrated arts education […]

11/02/04

2004 Grantee Profiles

Bill Monroe Biography by Tom Ewing Ralph J. Gleason Award. William Smith Monroe was born near the little town of Rosine in Ohio County, Kentucky in 1911. Inspired by the fiddling of his uncle Pendleton Vandiver (Uncle Pen) and the blues of Arnold Shultz, a local black musician, Monroe taught himself to play the mandolin and, […]

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 […]

03/25/11

CD and Download: The Wheel–A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia