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!
I'm here, not with my mod hat on but with my Rex-Foundation-writer hat on, with a request. I'm working on updating the Rex Foundation blog, and we'd like to get some conversation going.
As many of you probably know, Rex is big on supporting youth arts programs, especially those that bring arts education to kids in public schools. (See, for example, Little Kids Rock, which does...)
In the course of thinking about such things, we realized that there's sort of an underlying meta question, namely, what is public education supposed to be in the first place? What do we WANT it to be?
So we've launched blog topic to talk about it here. Please come on down and speak up! (You need a google account to post, but in this day and age most of us do. If this is a problem for you, lemme know and I'll try to design around the problem.)
DONNA THE BUFFALO
with special guest David Gans
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St.,New York, New York 10011
Concert takes place 7:00 – 11:00 PM
General Admission Tickets: $27 in Advance $30 Day of Show
General Admission Tickets available through:
Ticketweb • 866-468-7619
The Highline Ballroom Box Office
$5.00 from every General Admission ticket benefits the Rex Foundation
ENJOY A VIP PRE-CONCERT RECEPTION & GREAT CONCERT SEATING
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Tickets of $55 or $75 include an open bar cocktail hour with the artists
$55 tickets provide balcony seating; $75 tickets provide side-of-stage seating
(All but $30.00 is tax deductible)
The Highline Ballroom restaurant will be open to order dinner after 7:00 pm
Reception/Concert tickets are available via The Highline Ballroom or through the
Rex Foundation by calling 415-561-3135 or dowloading the Ticket Order Form
For more information, call 415-561-3134
Black Tie-Dye Ball
In Celebration of the DSO Rex Caravan Tour
Thursday, October 4, 2007
1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115 ss
Tel: (415) 346-600
Drinks, Food, & Reception with Artists
and Silent Auction Opens
Reception, Food and Concert Tickets: $125.00 (All but $50 is tax deductible). To order Reception and Concert Tickets call 415-561-3135 or download the Ticket Order Form
Concert Tickets Only: $30.00 available through The Fillmore, The Fillmore Box Office or Ticketmaster.
$1.00 of every ticket benefits the Rex Foundation
For more information, call 415-561-3134