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Rock publicist to speak at seminar

Dennis McNally, author and longtime publicist for the rock bands Grateful Dead and now Bob Weir and RatDog, will speak to students in Rock Music and American Masculinities, the First Year Seminar taught by Dean Rocco Capraro, on Monday, Oct. 30.

The course focuses on the lives of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia and others, from the perspective of gender theory and cultural history.

Bob Weir and RatDog will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. that day at the Smith Opera House, their fourth show there in five years. Tickets are $40 each and are available at the Smith Opera House box office.

Geneva Mayor Donald H. Cass has proclaimed Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, as Bob Weir and RatDog Day in the city.

McNally is the author of “Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America,” and “A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead,” a 600-page memoir. For details on his talk, visit Wolfman Productions.

For details on the band, visit Rat-Dog.

Greg Cotterill's interview with Weir is available at Interview.