DONNA & DSO: 12/3

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Former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay will join the Dark Star Orchestra for an evening of music and fundraising for the Rex Foundation's Black Tie Dye Ball at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C., Saturday December 3. DSO co-founder, the late Scott Larned who passed away in April from a heart attack while on tour with DSO, came up with the name for the event that would mark the Rex Foundation's return to live benefit concerts. It is in his memory that the Rex Foundation has decided to host a series of Black Tie Dye Balls continuing with the Dec 3 benefit in Washington DC.

A silent auction benefit will include a Bob Weir-signed Ibanez acoustic guitar to benefit Scott Larned's daughter as well as other rare, collectible Grateful Dead and music related items. All show ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will go to benefit the following local DC area programs:
- Community Harvest
- Perry School Community Services Center
- The Washington Jazz Arts Institute
- The Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Program of Disabled Sports USA

In the fall of 1983, the Rex Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization by members of the Grateful Dead and friends. Since 1984 the Rex Foundation has granted $7.7 million to some 1,000 recipients. Rob Barracco, former vocalist/keyboardist with The Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends and the Zen Tricksters, is filling the keyboardist/vocalist slot for this tour.

Limited tickets still remain for the concert, and a special benefit dinner and post-concert reception for donors. More information is available at www.darkstarorchestra.net and www.rexfoundation.org.

9:30 Club
815 V Street NW
Reception, Dinner and Concert Tickets
Sparkling: $150 each
Effervescent: $500 each (includes special concert seating and post-concert reception at the Old Ebbitt Grill)
Concert Tickets: $25


http://www.darkstarorchestra.net

[Published on: 12/1/05]

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