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We Found Jerry Garcia In A Horseradish Jar, Man | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2012 | Weird News

How high are you right now? Good, because Florida man Tom Haupert wants to show you his horseradish jar, and it's got the spitting image of the lat...

Electronic Dance Music and Jam Bands Tap the Same Fan Vibe

David Meerman Scott | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
David Meerman Scott

The music pumps and pulses while tens of thousands of fans all tune into the vibe, dancing, becoming one organism where the line between artist and audience blurs.

The Band and the Bandstand (Part 2)

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

My obsession with Dylan and the Band was rewarded when they launched a concert tour in the winter of 1974, Dylan's first tour in eight years! Ticket prices were steep -- we paid $9.50 apiece.

Origins of 4/20 as a Day of Celebration & Protests

Marc Emery | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Marc Emery

Over the years pot vendors selling joints, bags of pot, pot cookies, pot brownies, and various cannabis consumables became a prominent aspect of the festivities. Never in the history of the 4/20 celebration have police interfered with selling or consumption of cannabis.

Dipping the Pacifier in Wine, and Other 1970s-Inspired Parenting Tricks

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

My mother claims I sucked down several wine-dipped pacifiers at my circumcision, and she continued the practice for a year in an attempt to abate my near-constant wailing. That's right, you read correctly, I was a baby wino.

Post-Grateful Dead Player Scores Medical Hit

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2012 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen - Reuters) - For Jeff Chimenti, a rock keyboardist who plays with offshoots of the Grateful Dead, it has been anything but a "lon...

Who Would Be a Climate Skeptic?

Christina Robert | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Christina Robert

Back in the days when going to college meant listening to the Grateful Dead, I once had to drive a car with a bumper sticker on the back that read, ...

Business Is Booming For The Grateful Dead | Posted 01.20.2012 | Fifty

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart admits his band has always been wary of plastering its name or likeness onto products. "People would bring us sugges...

Open Letter to Mark Wahlberg, From One Dad to Another

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Why apologize, Mark, for who we are and what the world has made of us? We are both proud parents, and we'll do what we must do to protect our children and our country.

Up Close With Carolyn Wonderland and the Making of Peace Meal

Stephanie Keller | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

It's been a big year for Carolyn Wonderland, the Texas-born songstress known for her incredibly soulful Blues/Rock music and frequent comparisons to Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Jerry Garcia Documentary Planned | Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

The late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia will be the subject of a forthcoming feature-length documentary. Filmmaker Malcolm Leo, who has previous...

The Rhinestone Rembrandt

Radley Balko | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Radley Balko

There may be no one alive who has crossed paths with more bold names than Manuel Cuevas. The Nashville designer, known for his exquisite embroidery and use of rhinestones and sequins, has dressed five American presidents.

7 Business Lessons from The Grateful Dead

Barry Barnes | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Barry Barnes

Without intending to, the band ended up pioneering ideas and practices that have subsequently been embraced by corporate America.

Dying Large

Wendy Dennis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Wendy Dennis

We of the Woodstock generation have long been interested in pushing the limits of self-expression, and our desire to noisily overturn convention is unlikely to stop just because we're facing the big chill.

PHOTOS: Dead Heads Paint The Park Tie-Dye For Jerry Garcia

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.08.2011 | San Francisco

On Sunday, Dead heads took over McLaren Park for the 9th annual Jerry Day to honor the late Jerry Garcia, founder and frontman of the Grateful Dead. ...

Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival Moves the Grateful Dead Tribe Forward

David Meerman Scott | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
David Meerman Scott

In 1996, Ken Hays formed Gathering of the Vibes, a place for Grateful Dead fans to come together, rock out to live music by bands in the Dead's jam band tradition, and keep the spirit of Jerry Garcia alive.

HuffPost Review: Magic Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You don't have to be a Deadhead or a Ken Kesey-phile to find the fun and the wistfulness in Magic Trip, Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's reconstruction of the famous cross-country bus trip by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters.

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest membe...

Grateful Dead Member's Music Venue Headed For Marin

Fairfax Patch | Kelly Dunleavy Email the Author | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

A music venue, backed by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, won't be coming to Good Earth after the natural food store moves into the old Albertson's bui...

HuffPost Review: Salvation Boulevard

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's no point devoting much time to thinking about what went wrong with Salvation Boulevard. The answer is simple: everything. Satire, particularl...

Director finds Music's healing power

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It took the Dead to bring Jim Kohlberg's film to life. The Grateful Dead, that is - and Bob Dylan. When they agreed to allow their songs to be used a...

There's a Fire on the Mountain

Mickey Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mickey Hart

The rhythm of the conversation for how we should educate our children, which tends to focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, is missing a beat: STEM needs an A, for the Arts.

HuffPost Review: The Music Never Stopped

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Grateful Dead song title and the involvement of writer Oliver Sacks aside, the first 45 minutes or so of The Music Never Stopped seem to offer a w...

Film Review: The Music Never Stopped

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

The Music Never Stopped is a moving and an inspiring cinematic experience. And it just might turn you into a Grateful Dead fan -- as it did me.

Highlights This Week: Portraits, Politics, Pirouettes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week on HuffPost Arts, we pulled back the curtain on the effects used to make Black Swan, we heard from designer Bjarke Ingels about his BIG proj...