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June 5, 2004
UC Santa Cruz says it has received $10,000 each from two foundations established by members of the rock group the Grateful Dead to help preserve the archive of the late composer Lou Harrison. The money will be used to pay remaining taxes and legal costs so that none of the archival materials stored at the university library will have to be sold, the school said. Harrison, best known for his pioneering fusion of Eastern and Western musical traditions, died in February 2003.
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June 5, 2004
UC Santa Cruz says it has received $10,000 each from two foundations established by members of the rock group the Grateful Dead to help preserve the archive of the late composer Lou Harrison. The money will be used to pay remaining taxes and legal costs so that none of the archival materials stored at the university library will have to be sold, the school said. Harrison, best known for his pioneering fusion of Eastern and Western musical traditions, died in February 2003.
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August 4, 1991 | NORMAN LEBRECHT, Norman Lebrecht is a free-lance writer based in London. and
'I 'm interested in the survival of the symphony in the late 20th Century.' 'I heard about this huge piece, which existed only on a bootleg tape . . . that was going around California. . . . It was, "Wow, listen to that!" I decided this neglected music just had to be brought to the world's attention.' One of these days the widow of a British composer, eight years dead and half-forgotten, will find $10,000 in her mail.
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August 4, 1991 | NORMAN LEBRECHT, Norman Lebrecht is a free-lance writer based in London. and
'I 'm interested in the survival of the symphony in the late 20th Century.' 'I heard about this huge piece, which existed only on a bootleg tape . . . that was going around California. . . . It was, "Wow, listen to that!" I decided this neglected music just had to be brought to the world's attention.' One of these days the widow of a British composer, eight years dead and half-forgotten, will find $10,000 in her mail.
NEWS
May 1, 1988 | CHRIS CHRYSTAL, United Press International
On the night that changed her life forever, Aneice Taylor and her family were scrambling to evacuate their house when a relentless avalanche of mud, rocks and trees slammed into it. For what seemed like eternity, she remained pinned under the refrigerator as paramedics plowed through the debris to free her.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ice Cream Maker to Donate to Garcia Fund: In tribute to rock star Jerry Garcia, Ben & Jerry's will donate 50 cents to a Grateful Dead-affiliated charity for each cup or cone of its Cherry Garcia ice cream sold over the next few days. The North Moreton, Vt.
NEWS
July 27, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal arrests in LSD cases have skyrocketed during the past two years as drug enforcement agents aggressively attempt to thwart the drug's apparent resurgent popularity. During the late 1980s, the Drug Enforcement Administration typically arrested about 100 LSD offenders a year. Last year, that number shot up to 243. This year, it is on track to hit 300. "My objective is to try to get ahead of the curve on this," said DEA Administrator Robert C.
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia, the enduring musical guru for legions of loyal fans over four decades, died early Wednesday morning, just a week after his 53rd birthday. Garcia died of an apparent heart attack while under treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility in Novato, Calif., where he was reportedly attempting to end a recurring heroin habit. His body was found in his room by a counselor at the Serenity Knolls drug rehabilitation center at 4:23 a.m. Attempts to revive him failed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1992 | ELISABETH DUNHAM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ronald Williams' early musical aspirations took him no further than the streets, where he sang the blues and got into trouble with the law. But behind bars--as a member of the San Quentin Mass Choir--Williams and 19 other inmate gospel singers are getting a taste of the big time.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 1993 | CHRIS PASLES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Expect several surprises from the upbeat documentary "The Grateful and the Dead" on KOCE Channel 50 on Monday night. The first is that the Grateful Dead, quietly and anonymously for about a decade, have been subsidizing a number of British classical composers. The second and third surprises, and maybe the fourth, fifth, sixth and so on, well may be the composers themselves, whom few ever have heard of and who are writing music of very high quality.
NEWS
May 1, 1988 | CHRIS CHRYSTAL, United Press International
On the night that changed her life forever, Aneice Taylor and her family were scrambling to evacuate their house when a relentless avalanche of mud, rocks and trees slammed into it. For what seemed like eternity, she remained pinned under the refrigerator as paramedics plowed through the debris to free her.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last seen merrily withstanding a shower of garbage at Irvine Meadows (they had urged the crowd at the recent KROQ Weenie Roast to hurl trash at the stage), the Offspring will return to action with three California dates to raise money for a new charitable foundation. The shows, June 29 at the Ventura Theatre, June 30 at the Glass House in Pomona and July 2 in Santa Cruz, will generate grant money for a punk-rock answer to the Grateful Dead's Rex Foundation.
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August 5, 2009 | Chloe Veltman
When Blair Jackson first heard that the Georgia-based composer Lee Johnson had written a suite for symphony orchestra based on 10 songs by the Grateful Dead, he was unimpressed. "There is a long and ignoble tradition of butchering rock songs by rearranging them in lame and unimaginative 'classical' settings.
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