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How the Grateful Dead Came To Announce Two Additional 'Fare Thee Well' Shows

Stewart Sallo | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Stewart Sallo

When promoter Peter Shapiro became aware of the article I wrote last month taking him to task for the way ticket sales were handled for the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" shows, scheduled for July 3-5 at Chicago's Soldier Field, he had two choices.

Grateful Dead Drummer's 'Undercover' Performance

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment

Tickets to the sold-out Grateful Dead concerts in Chicago this summer are fetching thousands of dollars online, but one member of the band played brie...

Finally, The Lullaby Deadhead Parents Have Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents

The 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's formation brings three reunion shows and a lot of new merch. 2015 is a big year for Deadheads, and it's ab...

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

Ladies and Gentlemen, Not the Grateful Dead

Stewart Sallo | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Stewart Sallo

With each passing day since these shows were announced, it has become clearer that the "Fare Thee Well" concept, ostensibly conceived to pay tribute to a beloved band on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, bears little resemblance to the Grateful Dead.

On the Culture Front: Better Call Saul, Constellations, Tijuana Picnic, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.08.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Last night, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Michael McKean took the stage at the 92nd Street Y to talk with moderator about the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." I interviewed Banks the previous day for the Washington Post and avoiding spoilers felt like dodging carefully planted land mines in a desert war zone.

With or Without Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen Keeps Flying

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

While the chance of all of them performing collectively again has been pooh-poohed recently, Kaukonen, who obligingly covered the subject in detail, leaves the door open for some type of formal get-together.

Grateful Dead To Reunite For Final Concerts In July

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July. The band announced Friday that surviving members Mickey Hart, ...

Apparently Everyone Is Wondering If Print, TV Are Dead

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Print is dead. Print is alive. Newspapers are done. Newspapers are everything. Cable TV is a thing of the past. Cable TV is still a thing! Finding ...

The Most Popular Drugs In Rock Lyrics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

We've examined the most talked about drugs in hip-hop and the rappers who were talking about them the most, and now Project Know has applied the same ...

Dennis McNally Revisits Highway 61 (and Beyond)

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Joanna Colangelo

In his new book, On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom, McNally reminds us of who he is at his truest core -- and that is, one of the finest cultural historians of our time.

Grateful Dead Co-Founder Cancels All Concerts

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, has suddenly canceled all his upcoming appearances, according to messages posted Sunday on Facebook ...

Music Genre Mashups Draw New Fans Through Crossover Appeal

David Meerman Scott | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment
David Meerman Scott

It seems to me that many artists don't tap the idea of crossover. They stay comfortably in their niche and play to their established fan base. But in today's world, reaching out to new audiences has never been easier.

The Grateful Dead and the Great Pyramid: Presenting the Wonders of Adrian Boot's Photography

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

You could say things ended well.

David Lohr

Missing, Murdered And Unidentified Grateful Dead Fans

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.26.2014 | Crime

There is a small group of people in this country -- connected by a single interest -- who are missing, unidentified or deceased. They are brothers, si...

David Lohr

Grateful Dead Fan Remains Nameless, 18 Years After Fatal Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.25.2014 | Crime

Police call him "Grateful Doe," but all they really know, 18 years after he was found dead at the side of the road, is locked in a secret surrounding ...

Drug Abuse Warning Comes From Most Unlikely Source: Grateful Dead's Bob Weir

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Grateful Dead's guitarist Bob Weir joined HuffPost Live to promote the documentary "The Other One," a retrospective on his career. During the conversa...

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Reflects On Jerry's Death: 'I Don't Miss Him... He's Here'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead, doesn't miss his deceased bandmate Jerry Garcia. "I see him in my dreams all the time. I hear him w...

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Robert J. Feldman

Dark Star Orchestra, named after the Grateful Dead's epic psychedelic tour de force, re-creates the Dead experience. They are seasoned and evolving musicians who have played with the living members of the Dead at one time or another.

Dead After 50

Jessica Wolf | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jessica Wolf

Last Thursday night, I texted a friend: "What should I wear to a Dead show? No tie dye available," and got back, "Tank top, no bra." "I'm afraid that ship has sailed," I wrote.

I'm With Stupid: Pity the Poor, Misunderstood Loquaciavore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You've heard the word "locavore," right? A locavore is defined as "one who eats food grown locally as much as possible." Well, I would consider myself a "loquaciavore," which, of course, is defined as "one who talks to anyone in one's locality as much as possible."

Rosa's Cantina -- One of the Most Famous Bars in the World (Though You Wouldn't Know It)

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

The place is not touristy. It's not pretentious. It has absorbed its fame and moved on. It's more a Robert De Niro than a Justin Bieber -- it knows stardom and is okay with it.

Ken Kesey: The Formative Years of a Literary Revolutionary

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Steve Heilig

Where had Ken Kesey come from? His youth was akin to that of a real-life Huck Finn, who transformed into a revolutionary counter-cultural figure.

The Grateful Dead Will Always Be This Colorful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Watch Grateful Dead's lead singer Jerry Garcia give a special peak into the band's humble beginnings in this 1988 interview with Joe Smith. Seeing...

This Right Here Is Why Everyone Wants To Be A Rockstar

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.30.2013 | Celebrity

Elvis Presley performs in 1957. Beatles fans try to break through a police line at Buckingham Palace in London in 1965. Janis Joplin perform...