Come join for this Rex Musical Caravan Fundraiser!
Donna Jean and the Tricksters will be performing Saturday, September 20th at the Knitting Factory in New York City. Come early for the pre-concert reception with musicians, food, drinks, and VIP Balcony. Reception tickets: knittingfactory.com or call Ticketweb at (866) 468-7619 $75.00 (All but $25 is tax deductible)
Donna Jean and the Tricksters are helping bring to life the 2008 Rex Musical Caravan in New York City. Together, we’re on the bus of the Rex Community Caravan, enjoying great music and kindred connections as a grassroots philanthropic community, while helping the Rex Foundation carry out its grant making, which is now $8.3 million to over 1,000 programs across the U.S. and internationally.
2008 marks the Rex Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. This Rex Musical Caravan show is a great way to further a tradition of grassroots giving and demonstrate the power of community, service and the arts.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you on September 20th.
the Rex stuff in the Store, including some new posters and a black t-shirt that I need to order soonest!
The Rex Foundation has some amazing events coming up!
On August 13th, Ratdog will be performing, along with The Allman Brothers Band at Jones Beach! Rex is selling VIP tickets which include a special party before and during the show with food and beverages, along with VIP Parking. $50 of each ticket sold will benefit Rex, so take advantage of the opportunity to get premier seating and support Rex!
For ticket purchase or questions, please visit www.Rexfoundation.org, or give us a call at (415) 561-3135.
For more upcoming events and updates:
Join our Myspace group at www.myspace.com/rexfoundationmusicevents
Or our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6227302961&ref=ts
Hope to hear from you!
Hi folks--here's a heads up on a cool story I got to work on for the Rexes. It's about one of their grantees, via Mickey, who was invited to Iraq to teach drum circles as a peacemaking tool. It's a stunner of a story and I mostly try to stay out of its way...
There's also an interview with Mickey on the subject, which you can read in the text version or stream/download (click/right or control click) and listen. (Why yes, that doofus talking to MIckey is me, but take no notice; Mickey's in great form.)
Anyway, it's all here:
Check it out, and I hope you like it half as much as I liked working on it!
I'm sure Rex thanks you!
Please forgive me for interrupting...but you need to check this item out! It is a lovely quilt named "A Nightfall of Diamonds" to benefit this wonderful organization. 25% of the sale price will go to the charity so bid and good luck!
Item number: 260206868364
I wish I was going. :(
boo hoo sniffle sniff
I can dream, can't I?
Anybody going? (Someone from here must be going, as it's either sold out or pretty close to it, I understand)
RatDog! Little Feat! The Waybacks!
If you're going, let's meet!
Now in the mail, or readable online: http://www.rexfoundation.org/RexNewsletter5.pdf.
Addressing the issue of The Will to Change -- Buckminster Fuller remarked back in the '80s that we have the resources to solve the world's problems of hunger and need, but what's lacking is the political will. Taking that as a starting point, three very different interviews address different aspects of this issue, and Rex supporters weigh in with their views.
Rex cordially invites you to stop by the Rex Foundation Blog and give your thoughts on what it takes to achieve the momentum -- in ourselves, our communities, our nations, our world -- to make things better.
Get on board the Rex Community Caravan as the fall season begins. Enjoy great music, discussions and spirited connections at the following events all in support of the Rex Foundation:
Thursday, October 4th, Rex Foundation Black Tie-Dye Ball with Dark Star Orchestra at The Fillmore in San Francisco, celebrating the special Dark Star Orchestra Rex Caravan Tour, where all shows between September 26 and October 20 include $1 per ticket sold for the Rex Foundation. Join us for a pre-concert reception with the artists, great food and connection. Click here for details .
Thursday, October 4th, Assembly of Dust with JJ Grey & Mofro, The Roxy, Boston, MA, designating $1 per ticket sold for the Rex Foundation. Click here for details.
October 4th through November 3rd, The Ryan Montbleau Band’s Patience on Friday CD Release Tour includes many shows with ticket sale contributions to the Rex Foundation. Click here for details.
Saturday, November 17th, Donna the Buffalo, Ollabelle and special guest David Gans at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, where $5 per ticket sold will be contributed to the Rex Foundation. Join us for a special pre-concert reception with the performers and great concert seats. Click here for details.
Friday/Saturday, November 16 & 17, UMass Amherst Unbroken Chain Symposium that includes a panel presentation on Grateful Dead philanthropy featuring Carolyn Garcia and Sandy Sohcot. Click here for details.
Save the Date: Saturday, December 1st, Rex Foundation Benefit, San Francisco. Details soon.
We look forward to celebrating with you to enjoy the music and spirit of the Rex Community Caravan.
Thank you for all of your support!