Los Coast, "Samsara" (New West)
A lot of disparate influences lurk beneath the surface on "Samsara," the funky and eclectic debut album from an adventurous young band out of Austin, Texas...
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The Grateful Dead art exhibtion titled “From the Vault: The Art of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead,” opened Thursday night at the C. Parker Gallery on Greenwich Avenue.
Now hurtling at an alarming rate to the autumn of my life, my beard is white, my hair is getting silver and my waistline seemingly is keeping pace with the national debt.
Comments are made that I might resemble Jerry Garcia, Ernest Hemingway or even Santa Claus. Not a bad lot to be thrown in with, but I would have preferred Kris Bryant or Aaron Rogers.
The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia will be playing for 11 days this month at the C. Parker Gallery in Greenwich.
Well, not the band itself, which remains known for its very long concerts and Deadhead followers. Rather, it will appear in the form of an exhibit, “From the Vault,” that will include artwork by Garcia (who died in 1995 at age 53) and other band members who also painted or drew, as well as personal items, like a brief case and chair Garcia once owned.
C. Parker Gallery, in Greenwich, will host “From the Vault: The Art of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead,” Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 29.
The 11-day show “is a specially curated, limited showing of some of the most compelling and rare artwork and photographs from the iconic band,” the gallery said in its news release.
There’s plenty to savor in the first episode of the rebooted “Roseanne.”
In addition to discovering what happened to the family, we the get the story of the two Beckys and a look at what connects them.
We quickly learn Dan (John Goodman) isn’t dead and Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) isn’t working on the police force.
Cherry Hill teacher suspended over shooting comments connected with students through stories
One night at a Grateful Dead show, the jam band’s bearded leader, Jerry Garcia, locked eyes with a follower in the crowd and inspired that man to become a teacher.
At least, that’s the story Cherry Hill East AP history teacher Tim Locke told his students one day.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame lands noteworthy Pearl Jam guitar
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Pearl Jam fans have a new reason to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The museum has added the guitar used by Mike McCready during Pearl Jam's 2008 VH1 "Rock Honors" tribute to The Who to its Guitar Gallery. The gallery opened last year and features guitars from John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia and others.
Why do you think former Tricentennial Commission CEO Edward Benavides chose Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon to headline San Antonio’s 300th birthday kickoff?
A. He wanted two acts that were relevant when San Antonio was founded.
B. Keith Emerson, Jerry Garcia, Doug Sahm and David Bowie were booked.
C. He thought this was the practice run for the next time San Antonio celebrates its 300th birthday.
Widow of Grateful Dead’s longtime lawyer auctions rare items
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band.
Hal and Jesse Kant's memorabilia collection includes signed artwork by the band's late leader, Jerry Garcia, and backstage passes from concerts spanning 30 years.
Review: Mickey Hart calibrates universal rhythms on ‘RAMU’
Mickey Hart, "RAMU" (Verve Forecast)
There's plenty of movement on Mickey Hart's 14th studio album, as the Grateful Dead drummer extends his prolific solo career centered on his amazing approaches to percussion, knowing expeditions into world music and the cross pollination between music and sciences.
Will John Mayer return to his roots for Thanksgiving? Can’t say for sure, but considering his schedule with Dead & Company, it’s possible. Mayor, who grew up in Fairfield, plays with the band in Hartford on Thanksgiving Eve.
The Dead & Company concert, which takes place at the XL Center on Wednesday, Nov. 22, is part of the group’s fall tour. There’s no performance on Thanksgiving, but the tour resumes Friday, Nov. 24, with an arena show in Detroit.
In the Grateful Dead song "Black Peter," Jerry Garcia sang in his unmistakable tobacco addled voice about a poor man’s thoughts on his last day of life. Allegedly anyway, many songs written by Garcia and John Hunter remain a mystery as to their genuine meaning, or combination thereof.
Forever Grateful Music Festival returns to Ives Concert Park in Danbury
Love the Dead? If so, you’re not alone. About 2,000 people turned out for last summer’s Forever Grateful Music Festival in Danbury. Even more are expected this year, since attendance has been growing.
The annual Forever Grateful Music Festival returns to Ives Concert Park on Friday, Aug. 18, and resumes Saturday, Aug. 19. Live music is featured, along with food and vendors, selling everything from tie-dyed T-shirts to tapestries and jewelry.
Bromberg among headliners of Porcupine Mountains Music fest
SILVER CITY, Mich. (AP) — Guitar, fiddle and mandolin virtuoso David Bromberg is among the headliners of a music festival this month in the wilds of far northern Michigan.
The David Bromberg Quintet performs Aug. 26 — the second day of the three-day Porcupine Mountains Music Festival . The 13th annual festival is held at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park's ski hill in the western Upper Peninsula.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction Wednesday night.
The Grateful Dead frontman's guitar — named Wolf — was sold at the Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley, restaurant and music venue. The sale price includes the buyer's premium. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Latest: Jerry Garcia’s guitar fetches $1.9M
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on auction of Jerry Garcia's guitar (all times local):
A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom to Egypt's Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction in New York.
The Grateful Dead frontman's guitar — named Wolf — was purchased at a charity auction in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Garcia's custom-made guitar is truckin' to auction in New York City.
The Grateful Dead frontman's guitar is called Wolf. Guernsey's auction house says it'll be offered May 31 at Brooklyn Bowl, a bowling alley, restaurant and venue for music shows.
The proceeds will go to the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center .
SEATTLE — Maia Szalavitz first tried cocaine at 17, in Jerry Garcia's hotel room, then became addicted to cocaine and heroin in her late teens and early 20s. She stopped using unprescribed drugs in 1988.
For nearly 30 years, she has made a career reporting on neuroscience, drugs and addiction. Her work has appeared in TIME, Vice and The New York Times.
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Now with 100 percent more Phil: Meet the man behind Buffalo Alice’s most creative pizza
Offbeat, iconoclastic and full of (artichoke) hearts.
Those words can easily apply to the Phyl Claeys pizza served at Buffalo Alice as well as to its namesake, Sioux City native Phil Claeys.
"A few years ago, I created a pizza that had chicken, bacon, red onions, artichokes and a creamy Alfredo sauce," said Buffalo Alice owner Tiffany Nettleton. "Individually, the ingredients may seem like an odd combination. Together, they seem perfect."
Five tons of trash collected by 2,000 volunteers at Minnehaha Creek Cleanup
Bottles and cans, pens and markers, a few shopping carts, bits and pieces of plastic and metal and discarded toys and tools. A whole lot of cigarette butts and candy wrappers. A Run for the Roses Jerry Garcia cassette tape. A rainbow bow tie. A 42-inch flat-screen TV. A wallet dating from 1983 with a Daytons store credit card inside.
And one human molar, with roots still attached. Ewww!
Those were among the treasures and mostly trash collected by a record 2,000...