Friday, March 2, 2007

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir in Peekskill Tuesday!!!

Tuesday Mar 6 - 7:30pm

The Paramount Center for the Arts
1008 Brown Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
914.739.2333 fax 914.736.9674

Presented by PKM Presents/Premier Concerts (Waterbury, CT)

RatDog's music represents Bob Weir's complete repertoire, from blues like "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and "Little Red Rooster" to the psychedelic stylings of his Grateful Dead classics like "Playing in the Band," "The Other One," and "Throwing Stones," to his own Dead rockers like "Cassidy," "One More Saturday Night," and "Sugar Magnolia."

A few months ago, the Paramount Center refused to host a fundraiser for then Congressional candidate John Hall with Bonnie Raitt, fellow founding member of Musicians for Safe Energy (MUSE), organizers of the 1980 NoNukes concert.

Did Bob Weir know when he and his band RatDog book the Paramount Center in Peekskill, NY that a major portion of the center's financial support comes from Entergy, the company owning the Indian Point nuclear power plant down the hill on the Hudson River?

The Grateful Dead had a long history of environmental activism, campaigning to protect the rainforest.

Please write to Bob Weir to make him aware of the Paramount Center's financial ties to the Indian Point nuclear power plant...encourage Bob to make a statement about the issue during RatDog's performance. & will be available outside the Paramount Center on March 6th to discuss Indian Point. We welcome anyone advocating the immediate shut down of Indian Point to join us in this peaceful protest.

Rock The Reactors founder, Remy Chevalier, was the first environmental director of the Wetlands Preserve nightclub in Manhattan (1989-2001). Wetlands became a home away from home for fans of the Greatful Dead and Rainbow tribes in the 90s. The club's activism is chronicled in the documentary

Wetlands gave birth to a direct action organization, the Wetlands Activism Collective - - which recently helped in swaying the Victoria's Secret catalog to switch over to recycled paper for its catalog. It is also working on a campaign to bring tree-free paper awareness to the comic book industry.

Wetlands founder Larry Bloch owns in Brattleboro, VT. Wetlands owner Peter Shapiro's brother Andrew is the founder and CEO which conceived and developed the Eco-magination campaign for General Electric.

Additional history about Wetlands can be read here:

Join Green Nuclear Butterfly and Rock The Reactors Tuesday evening in front of the Paramount Center in Peekskill.

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