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Mickey Hart, Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt Aboard For Sing Out For Seva 2019 Benefit

on November 5, 2018 No comments

The Seva Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an all-star concert on January 12, at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. “Sing Out For Seva” is set to feature appearances from former Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne and more.

The Seva Foundation is “a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness preventing and treating blindness and other visual impairments.” The Berkeley-based organization put on its first benefit concert with the help of the Grateful Dead back in 1979, which raised $100,000.

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting November 7, at 10 a.m. with the password SEVA40. Ticketing links will be posted on Seva’s website in the coming days.

 

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Saint Misbehavin’

Documentary ‘Saint Misbehavin” looks at the life of ’60s fixture Wavy Gravy

on November 29, 2010 No comments

Nov. 29, 2010
By DENNIS HARVEY

A Ripple Effect Films presentation. Produced by Michelle Esrick, David Becker. Executive producers, D.A. Pennebaker, John Pritzker. Directed by Michelle Esrick.

With: Wavy Gravy, Jahanara Romney, Steven Ben Israel, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Odetta, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Denise Kaufman, Evan Engber, Calico, Dr. Larry Brilliant, Michael Lang, Tom Law, Jordan Romney, Dr. Patch Adams, Ram Dass, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt.

“Saint Misbehavin'” chronicles the life of one ’60s survivor still flying his freak flag high. Now, as then, a colorful footnote to the era, Wavy Gravy was present and accounted for at a number of the decade’s major moments; purportedly, Bob Dylan even used his typewriter to write the lyrics for “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall.” Opening Dec. 3 on single screens in San Francisco and Berkeley, then the following week at Gotham’s IFC Center, self-distribbed docu will primarily appeal to those who still remember (however hazily) the personalities and events on display, with tube sales possible after theatrical play.

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