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Dead After 50

Jessica Wolf | Posted 03.03.2014 | 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.

Hard Working Americans Know How to Get the Job Done, Seriously

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

"Holy shit, I think someone just sent me a bunch of drugs," funky folk singer-songwriter Todd Snider announced from Nashville. "That's mushrooms." Just another day in the life of a well-traveled troubadour.

My Grateful Dead

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

Twenty-six years ago, in June 1987, I sat in our family's blue Volvo station wagon, my six-year-old legs sticking to the vinyl seats of the car. I had tagged along with my mom to go grocery shopping, and as we pulled onto our street, a song came on the radio.

Grateful Dead Legend Storms Offstage

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Paul Liberatore | Posted 05.07.2013 | San Francisco

Grateful Dead icon Bob Weir has been known to get ticked off when unruly audience members talk loudly during his solo acoustic shows, but Monday night...

Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Cliff Richard, Thelonius Monk, Matthew Sweet, John Lennon, Zoot Sims, Mahalia Jackson and more.

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Revisiting the Monterey International Pop Festival Through A Perfect Haze

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.19.2012 | Books
Holly Cara Price

The Monterey International Pop Festival took place at such a guileless time that the promoters used the word "pop" in its title. Not long after this would have been unthinkable, after the lines were drawn between "pop" music and rock and roll.

Iron Horse Ballroom In Durango Collapses Under Weight Of Snow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The roof of Durango's Iron Horse Inn ballroom/conference center collapsed Thursday morning, under the weight of more than 3 feet of snow that fell las...

Bob Weir "Tickled" About Upcoming NY Historical Society Grateful Dead Exhibit

Bennett Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bennett Marcus

Grateful Dead fans of all ages flocked to the New York Historical Society to meet their idols, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, at a benefit to support an upcoming exhibit of Dead artifacts.

Music And People, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Soundtrack Of "Wicked"

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Why are you apologizing? What is it that still keeps confident adults insecure about their music likes and dislikes?

The Dead Return ... and the Kids They Dance and Shake Their Bones

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Does anyone want to hear Phil Lesh pontificate about organ donation? Possibly, but most really just want to hear the Dead classics.

The Dead Auctions Front-Row Seats For Charity

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — It was time, says The Dead's Bob Weir, to give charitable causes a boost while directing a kick to the hindquarters of ticket scal...

Obama's Choice Leads to Roadtripping With the Dead

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

The Grateful Dead were chosen by Obama himself to rock the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball, and I'll be reporting, blogging and tweeting the play-by-play live somewhere between the deadheads and the political heads.

Grateful Dead Alum To Tour

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — It looks like the old Dead are gettin' on. Surviving members of the Grateful Dead say they'll regroup for a 19-city tour, their f...