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Music, All Shook Down Rumor Has It Prince Might Have Donated $34 Million To The San Francisco Foundation Before His Death

Rumor Has It Prince Might Have Donated $34 Million To The San Francisco Foundation Before His Death

There's a rumor going around that Prince may have donated $34 million in July 2015 to The San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country that is dedicated to improving racial and economic equity in the…
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Earworm Weekly: "Let's Pretend We're Married" By Prince

I've been avoiding writing about Prince for weeks, partly in overcompensation. Left to my druthers, I could probably pen a year's worth of Prince memorial earworm columns easily. Whether you all would read them, though, would be another matter. Nonetheless,…
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Music, All Shook Down A Rare Promo Copy of Prince's <i>The Black Album</i> Sold For $15,000 on Discogs, Becoming The Site's Highest Selling Record Ever

A Rare Promo Copy of Prince's The Black Album Sold For $15,000 on Discogs, Becoming The Site's Highest Selling Record Ever

  Last month, we reported that a rare copy of David Bowie's album, Bowie, sold for $6,826 on Discogs, becoming the online record shop's highest selling record ever. But we just got wind that another album recently sold for much…
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Music, All Shook Down This Afternoon, Stop by Amoeba Records For an All-Prince DJ Set in Honor of The Purple One's Birthday

This Afternoon, Stop by Amoeba Records For an All-Prince DJ Set in Honor of The Purple One's Birthday

Today, June 7, would have been Prince's 58th birthday. But it's likely that the performer, who died on April 21, wouldn't have celebrated it anyways. In a 1999 interview for the Dutch television show "TROS," Prince made it clear that…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday Eight: Salsipuedes Has Closed

Monday Eight: Salsipuedes Has Closed

Salsipuedes Throws in the Towel Although not nearly as large or prominently located as Caputo, the Italian restaurant that closed the week before…
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News, The Snitch Did We Lose Prince to Prescription Pills? (Probably)

Did We Lose Prince to Prescription Pills? (Probably)

Yesterday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune confirmed via public records what TMZ reported last week in a blind, unsourced item: Prince overdosed on prescription opiates on his private plane while en route from what would be his final concert in Atlanta.…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: The Bangle's "Manic Monday"

Earworm Weekly: The Bangle's "Manic Monday"

I'm not ready to write about Prince yet. I'm not ready to distill his immense body of work down to one eulogy. I can't yet find the words to sum up in a tidy little column even a slice of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist RuPaul's Battle of the Season Pit Stops in San Francisco

RuPaul's Battle of the Season Pit Stops in San Francisco

This wasn’t supposed to be about Prince. On Thursday night, people of all shapes and sizes crowded into San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom, united by their fandom for the television phenomenon known as RuPaul’s Drag Race. Eight seasons on, the…
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News, The Snitch BART Uses Prince To Self-Promote; Called Out, Apologizes

BART Uses Prince To Self-Promote; Called Out, Apologizes

When you’re used to seeing headlines about yourself like this, it’s easy to get carried away and think you can do no wrong. That appeared to be BART’s affliction yesterday in the wake of the abrupt death of Prince.…
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Music, All Shook Down Ten of Prince's Most Memorable Bay Area Shows

Ten of Prince's Most Memorable Bay Area Shows

Though Prince started touring in 1979, it wasn’t until 1981 that the Purple Rain artist played his first show in the Bay Area at a now-defunct nightclub in S.F. called The Stone. From 1981 to 2016, he played a…
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Music, All Shook Down UPDATED: City Hall Will Turn Purple Tonight

UPDATED: City Hall Will Turn Purple Tonight

Following a Facebook post from FunCheap SF and a flurry of tweets, including one from Mayor Ed Lee, City Hall's outdoor lights will be changed to purple tonight in honor of Prince.  News of his passing spread this morning,…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Six: 'Aina Sets Opening Date

Thursday Six: 'Aina Sets Opening Date

'Aina Opens Next…
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Music, All Shook Down Prince Dies at Age 57, Found at His Home in Minnesota

Prince Dies at Age 57, Found at His Home in Minnesota

Earlier today (April 21), Prince died at his Paisley Park home and studio. The artist was only 57-years-old. His death was confirmed by his publicist earlier this morning, according to AP.  Last week, Prince was hospitalized after his plane…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Earworm Weekly: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Prince hung around the Bay Area for about a week recently, mounting solo shows at the Paramount and Oracle Arena in Oakland, catching a Warriors game in the meantime and capping it all off with an afterparty at Great…
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Dining, SFoodie I Would Dine For You: Prince Ate at Nopa This Weekend

I Would Dine For You: Prince Ate at Nopa This Weekend

Background sources confirmed with SF Weekly that Prince ate food from Nopa over the weekend. The famously meat-eschewing Purple One did not technically eat at the anchor tenant of the Divisadero dining corridor, however, but rather took his food…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Prince Takes Oracle Arena to Church

Live Review: Prince Takes Oracle Arena to Church

Prince likes us. After scheduling a pair of sold-out shows on Feb. 28 at Oakland's Paramount Theater — wherein Prince appeared on stage alone, save for a piano and a microphone, bestowing upon two back-to-back audiences something close to…
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Music, All Shook Down Wonders of Wonders: Prince Announces Another Solo Show This Friday at Oracle Arena

Wonders of Wonders: Prince Announces Another Solo Show This Friday at Oracle Arena

For all of you die-hard Prince fans who weren't able to nab a ticket to one of his sold-out surprise shows at the Paramount Theater last weekend, you're in luck. The mastermind behind "Purple Rain" just announced that he'll be…
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Music, All Shook Down Prince Surprises the Bay Area With Two Solo Shows in Oakland This Weekend

Prince Surprises the Bay Area With Two Solo Shows in Oakland This Weekend

Screw the Oscars. You should go see Prince perform at The Paramount Theater on Sunday night instead.  The singer/songwriter announced the first North American date of his Piano and a Microphone tour, which will take place on Sunday, Feb.…
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Music, All Shook Down Denise "Vanity" Matthews, Lead Singer of Vanity 6, Dies at 57

Denise "Vanity" Matthews, Lead Singer of Vanity 6, Dies at 57

Denise Katrina Matthews, who went by the name Vanity, passed away at the age of 57 in a Fremont hospital on Monday. The lead singer of the Prince-backed '80s girl group Vanity 6 had battled kidney failure for years,…
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Music, All Shook Down R&amp;B Trio KING Talk About Their Influences and What They've Learned About The Music Industry Thus Far

R&B Trio KING Talk About Their Influences and What They've Learned About The Music Industry Thus Far

Prince has a thang for plucking singers out of obscurity and molding them into mainstream hits. The ‘80s heartthrob learned of the Los Angeles trio KING after they posted their debut single, “The Story,” on YouTube in 2011. A…
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