Issue:      4/19/02
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Third Eye Blind at Legion of Honor

Carolyne Zinko
  Wednesday, May 1, 2002


Museums are not for stuffy old people, says Stephan Jenkins, lead singer of Third Eye Blind, but are perfectly good places for young people to hang out and learn.

"I don't see museums as hoity-toity things -- they're healthy when they're filled with boots and punk-rock hair, where you're looking for some kind of radical experience," he said.

Yes, but have the trustees been warned?

Jenkins and the band have agreed to perform at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor as part of a benefit for the Fine Arts Museums. The event, which was set for Saturday, has been postponed. Phew -- trustees now have time to prepare. The event will be sponsored by ArtPoint, a group of young arts supporters that wants to raise money for the new de Young Museum and bring new patrons into the fold.

In museums, said Jenkins, "You're eligible to get this perspective that lets you see things in the rest of your life in a different way. It's analogous to inspiration, and since I'm in the inspiration business, that's invaluable to me."

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