Grateful Dead

A room of colorful posters from the era is a highlight of "The Summer of Love Experience" at the de Young Museum. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

de Young Museum show recalls seminal 1967 summer

The phrase “summer of love” seems to be everywhere in the Bay…

 

The design for one of two plaques that will be installed in San Francisco in honor of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia was unveiled Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (Courtesy image)

Design revealed for Jerry Garcia commemorative plaque in SF

The design of one of two plaques San Francisco plans to install…

 

A plan to install a larger marquee sign on the Fillmore Auditorium may come to fruition now that the Board of Supervisors seems likely to approve a rule that will allow the change. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Fillmore sign set to shine

San Francisco’s renowned Fillmore Auditorium is on the verge of winning city…

 

Humans and puppies enjoy festivities at Guide Dogs for the Blind’s 39th annual holiday fundraiser luncheon on Dec. 3 at the Westin St. Francis.
Humans and puppies enjoy festivities at Guide Dogs for the Blind’s 39th annual holiday fundraiser luncheon on Dec. 3 at the Westin St. Francis.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed hopes to install a large theatre marquee on the famed Fillmore Auditorium in celebration of the area's diverse history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Fillmore marquee act: Proposed signage to highlight iconic music venue

Among San Francisco’s most storied and iconic cultural institutions is the Fillmore…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed hopes to install a large theatre marquee on the famed Fillmore Auditorium in celebration of the area's diverse history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Grateful Dead perform at the Fare Thee Well Show at Levi's Stadium on June 27, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP)

Deadheads too stoned for Super Bowl 50?

While the NFL mulls candidates for its Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, one…

The Grateful Dead perform at the Fare Thee Well Show at Levi's Stadium on June 27, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP)
Trey Anastasio, from left, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir perform at the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well Show" at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP Images)

Grateful Dead thrills Bay Area fans with final shows

Their long, strange trip isn’t quite over, but the Grateful Dead gave…

Trey Anastasio, from left, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir perform at the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well Show" at Levi's Stadium on Saturday. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP Images)
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Artistic free spirits have always flocked to SF

When did San Francisco become an arts mecca? If you ask Bill…

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Kristy McDonald/AP File PhotoThe San Francisco Police Department turned over a record from the department's evidence tracking system on Monday

Police record found mentioning Jerry Garcia’s briefcase with lost songs

New evidence has surfaced in the search for lost songs said to…

Kristy McDonald/AP File PhotoThe San Francisco Police Department turned over a record from the department's evidence tracking system on Monday
Kristy McDonald/AP File PhotoThe San Francisco Police Department turned over a record from the department's evidence tracking system on Monday

Jerry Garcia’s briefcase with lost songs released by police 30 years ago

It turns out San Francisco police might not have the lost songs…

Kristy McDonald/AP File PhotoThe San Francisco Police Department turned over a record from the department's evidence tracking system on Monday
AP PhotoA briefcase that San Francisco police submitted as evidence during Jerry Garcia's arrest in 1985 contained unknown Grateful Dead songs.

SF police might be sitting on a briefcase full of unknown Jerry Garcia songs

Thirty years ago, a San Francisco officer on patrol in Golden Gate…

AP PhotoA briefcase that San Francisco police submitted as evidence during Jerry Garcia's arrest in 1985 contained unknown Grateful Dead songs.
Courtesy photoFormer Grateful Dead manager Richard Loren tells his career story

Former Grateful Dead manager recounts music-industry experiences in new memoir

In 1970, Richard Loren first met Jerry Garcia backstage at New York…

Courtesy photoFormer Grateful Dead manager Richard Loren tells his career story
Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP PhotoMichael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's ethics prosecutor

San Francisco to honor native son Jerry Garcia

As a tribute to a rock music icon with local roots, San…

Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP PhotoMichael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's ethics prosecutor
Getty Images file photoBob Weir collapsed at a Furthur concert last week.

Bob Weir collapses on stage

Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir collapsed on stage in New York last…

Getty Images file photoBob Weir collapsed at a Furthur concert last week.

Shiva Rea on leading yoga in the Fillmore for Wanderlust

The world-renowned yoga teacher will be leading the second annual Wanderlust Festival…

Bob Weir teams up with Marin Symphony Orchestra

Sometimes when the ads promise “One night only!” it turns into some…

Ain't no time to wait – if you love the Dead

If only I had time for another life I could be wading,…