The surviving members of the sixties Bay area band, The Grateful Dead, are now in partnership with the University of Santa Cruz and will be giving them a warehouse full of memorabilia collected over 40 years for a permanent collection of what the university calls music and “social justice and tolerance and community spirit.”  Their music will not be part of the donation but will include backdrops from concerts, photos, and many other items that the university is calling “Dead Central.”  Considering that Santa Cruz has alway maintained a gestalt of the “the land that time forgot” throughout the 80’s and to present day, it is fitting to have this pop culture memorabilia on display there. 

For more go to: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_9036864 AND http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_9050818

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