Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Empire State Building honor the Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead to be honored October 19 in New York City with special lighting of the Empire State Building in tie-dye colors. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in Manhattan for New York Historical Society fundraiser October 21. The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society traces the career and achievements of a band that became one of the significant cultural forces in 20th century America. Through a wealth of original artwork and documents including concert and recording posters, album art, large-scale marionettes and other stage props, banners and decorated fan mail, the exhibition will explore the musical creativity and influence of the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1995, the sociological phenomenon of the Dead Heads and the enduring impact of the Dead’s pioneering approach to the music business.

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