Prince (Musician)

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    June 17, 2014

    Here's the List of OC Register Reporters Who are Taking a Buyout or Getting Laid Off: UPDATED

    Will be updated through June 20, if not beyond... CURRENT COUNT: 66 gone. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 8:03 A.M. The last time the Orange County Register announced massive layoffs, we had a running tally of who was getting the axe. That list topped out at about 31; the list expected this time might be ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Our Top 10 Songs By Underrated Soul Legends

    Great soul songs conjure hazy images of smoke-filled clubs, sweaty suit-and-tied horn sections shuffling through dodgy choreography, and singers so viscerally passionate you're afraid for their blood pressure. While groups like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have revived the genre, dusty stacks of r ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Purple Rain

    Regency South Coast Village

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    August 20, 2013

    Alan Thicke Tells Us What He Thinks of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"

    Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is the song of the summer, and helps continue the Thicke family's run of pop culture ubiquity. After all, Robin's father Alan played Kirk Cameron's father on Growing Pains, penned the theme songs for "The Facts of Life" and "What's Happening," and will get a star on Ca ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    The Top Five Non-Album Atmosphere Jams to Excite You For Friday's Show!

    This Friday, midwest underground hip-hop heroes Atmosphere return to Cali at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with Slightly Stoopid. As impressively prolific as the rap group's catalog is, it might be easy to overlook that while it's been two years since their last album, 2011's The Family Sign, th ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    KROQ's 'Psycho Mike' Shares His Top Five Sexual-Innuendo Songs

    Chances are you know Mike Catherwood (a.k.a. Psycho Mike) best from "The Kevin & Bean show" on KROQ. Or you know him from "Loveline," "Dancing With the Stars," or maybe even from when he filled in on "Live With Regis and Kelly." All over Southern California, we all know and love Psycho Mike from som ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    The Funniest Billboard Music Awards Tweets

    With Tracy Morgan hosting the Billboard Music Awards this year, we were all anticipating a few shenanigans to go down courtesy of his sharp comedic tongue. Truth be told, we think he played it rather safe. Broadcasting "live" (yet somehow the East Coast once again saw it before us on the West which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Prince - City National Grove of Anaheim - May 7, 2013

    Prince City National Grove of Anaheim May 7, 2013 (Early Show) When you've been around as long as Prince, you make your own rules. This was evident from the moment people entered the parking lot of the City National Grove of Anaheim and received little paper flyers outlining that there would be no p ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, May 6This Time With FEELINGDetroit BarFor being a "four-piece fridge rock band" This Time With Feeling sure know how to heat up a dance floor at an indie rock show. Embracing sharp pop structures,  full bodied rhythm, and Ali Coyle's vocals seething with attitude, the punchy four-piece ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013


    City National Grove of Anaheim

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    December 20, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    'Miami Connection' Is So Good It's Good

    Drafthouse Films brings you Richard Park's kung fu '80s electro-funk flick of your dreams

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    October 25, 2012

    Michael Jackson's (and Spike Lee's) 'BAD25' Proves Your Butt Is Still His

    The two-hour celebration/behind-the-scenes history of the Gloved One's 'Bad' is a bliss-out

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    October 2, 2012

    BLOK to Headline an Extra-Spooky Edition of Plugged Into Local at Alex's Bar, Oct. 24

    We don't give a fuck that it's happening a week before Halloween, Plugged Into Local can and will scare the shit out of you this month. October's installment of our lil' monthly concert series returns with three bands who trade in bone-cracking agression, blood-curdling screams, and three signature ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2012

    Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

    He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity

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    July 25, 2012

    Pete Escovedo, A Father of the Revolution, Comes to Seal Beach Tomorrow

    What do Sheila E., Prince and Wendy & Lisa all have in common? Aside from working together as Prince & the Revolution and playing "When Doves Cry" more times than anyone but cover band Purple Reign, all of their fathers are jazz musicians. The only active jazz dad of that group, Pete Escoved ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    THEESatisfaction Talk Art, Life on the Road, and the Importance of Good Mojo

    By: Katrina NattressStasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White (better known as THEESatisfaction) have had one hell of a year. The indie world fell in love with the funky, soul/hip-hop duo after it released its debut album, awE NaturalE, this March via Sub Pop. Though the ladies broke into the scene th ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    We Say Happy Birthday to Prince With His Top Five Songs

    By: Katrina NattressPrince Rogers Nelson a.k.a. Prince a.k.a. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince a.k.a. Prince once again celebrates his 54th birthday today, and what better way to honor his greatness than to listen to his music all day long? His Royal Badness has produced ten platinum albums and ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    AWOLNATION on Record Store Day at Coachella, and Their First Albums

    Is it musical overload to celebrate National Record Store Day at Coachella? Pop up store Zia Records (located on the festival premises) proved it is not. Although the store drew many bands on the festival lineup for special signings, Record Store Day drew even bigger crowds than usual, with attendee ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Jay-Z and Kanye West at Staples Center Last Night

    Christopher Victorio​Jay-Z and Kanye West Staples Center December 11, 2011 From the Givenchy-designed gold cover to lyrics dripping with foreign luxury brand references like "Hublot" and "Margiela" to the video in which they chop up a $350,000 Maybach for giggles, Jay-Z and Kanye West's albu ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Best Musician Deaths in MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch

    ​Celebrity Deathmatch was a very fulfilling television show. There were the cheesy yet humorous puns from commentators Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond, the marathons during the Super Bowl and the satisfaction of seeing celebrities you love to hate get maimed in hilarious ways. In honor of MTV's birt ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    From Ron Artest to Metta World Peace and Five Other Weird Celebrity Name Changes

    ​Yesterday, Ron Artest's attorney filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to change the Los Angeles Lakers forward's name to Metta World Peace. Born Ronald William Artest Jr., the 31-year-old cited personal reasons for wanting to make the change. This is not the first time a sports ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    UPDATED: Prince and Live Nation Split After Purple One Announces Six Five More Los Angeles Dates for His '21 Nite Stand'

    ​UPDATED, May 5, 2011, 5 p.m.:A tweet from Jawn Murray, asking us to refer to his timeline says Prince did part ways with Live Nation! "Rep says split was amicable. 'He & the president remain friends & will do future biz.' He ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    The Devolution of Sting: A Timeline

    ​ Glee star Matthew Morrison revealed this week that he is recording a duet with Sting, an announcement that thrilled middle-aged virgins worldwide but confirmed to fans of The Police that Sting's transformation from a wiry and literate songwriting innovator into a squinting, washed-up blowhard w ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Sheila E., Still Hot

    [Mental Notes] Plus, Avenged Sevenfold's the Rev portrayed by a local 13-year-old drummer

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    April 29, 2011

    Sheila E. on Beating Prince at Basketball, Not Rehearsing for the 21-Nite Stand and Whether She's a Better Drummer​Sheila Escovedo, better known as Sheila E., didn't really need Prince to discover her: Her dad is Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo, and she'd toured with Natalie Cole, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, among others, before Prince took her under his wing in 1983 and pushed ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Five Things to Expect at Prince's Three More 'Nites' at the Forum

    ​Prince finished his first four dates of his "Welcome 2 America Live: 21-Nite Stand" series of concerts at the Forum without exactly letting people know when the next shows were going to be. A few days ago, he announced that the upcoming concerts are set for today, tomorrow and Saturday, still in ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Prince Adds Fourth Day to His LA Residency

    ​What's better than three nights of Prince in LA? FOUR days of Prince in LA! Saturday, April 23, has been added to the previously announced dates (tonight, April 21 and 22) of his Welcome 2 America Live "21 Nite Stand" concert residency at the Forum. The statement said additional dates will be ann ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    How to Get Tickets to Prince's Three Night Residency in LA

    ​Three nights of Prince. Sure we live in a world where Republicans can threaten to shut down the government because they don't want to fund Planned Parenthood, a world where Charlie Sheen sells out theaters with his "winning" rampages and truly bad songs get a shitload of press via the Internet.Bu ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Royal Rumble at the OC Fair

    In the battle between cover bands and aging rock stars, we tell you which music acts will give you the most bang for your buck

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    July 6, 2010

    Prince Hates the Internet

    "The Internet? So 1999."​The new album from the artist currently known as Prince the Dinosaur, called 20TEN, is set to be released this week.  He's hyping it by letting fans know--via a newspaper interview which has been published on the Internet--that you won't be able to get it on the Inter ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Stars And Stripes And Vanilla Ice: Your 4th of July Music Roundup

    Flickr user Riptheskull​Despite the hyper-patriotic ravings of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O, most Americans, whether liberal or conservative, understand the true meaning of Independence Day--or would if they didn't get so wasted every time the holiday rolled around. Yes, the 4th is a basically a natio ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Last Night: OC Music Awards Showcase No. 5, Chain Reaction, Anaheim

    The Hype: This week's OC Music Awards showcase convened at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, OC's most recognizable (and sweaty) all-ages venue. Five bands competed for the category of "Best Live Band," including high-velocity hip-hop trio BLOK, who've recently earned multiple OCMA noms for "Best New ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Saturday Night: Burger Records Opening Party

    ​OK, surely by now you've read our cover story from last week's Weekly on Anaheim's Burger Records, the history of the label and their new store opening in Fullerton this past Saturday? Well, it opened as scheduled (never a sure-thing when it comes to opening up a retail operation), bringing out a ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Zee Avi Featured in Spin!

    Brushfire Records artist Zee Avi is featured on page 50 of Spin this month. Prince is on the cover, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain--the magazine is also offering a free tribute of the album, with Lavender Diamond, Chairlift and Riverboat Gamblers, among others.Her delightful cover o ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Mannequin's 11 Year Anniversary

    Usually, people tend to not give a shit when you turn 11. It just gets lumped into one of those "off years" lost in the fray. You might get a birthday cake out of it, but that's about it. Definitely not the case for the fans of Mannequin, Que Sera's weekly 80s extravaganza as the club celebrates its ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Tight Pants

    Tom Jones and Sheila E.

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    April 27, 2008

    Coachella, Day 2

    Recovering from yesterday’s illness forced me to miss 120 Days, MGMT, Little Brother and Boys Noize. Bah. But I arrived in time to see some Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. Their loose rock jams slash sea shanties were adorned with much proggy filigree. It was nice big-sky music for a big-sky setting ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    February 15, 2007

    Twin Cities Strut

    Morris Day and the Time

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Indie Vs. Major: Who's Got the Flavor

    Urban music in 2006 was typified by what it wasnt as much as what it was

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    August 3, 2006

    True Confession

    Justin Timberlake

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    July 21, 2005
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    September 16, 2004

    Soul Survivors

    Good Foot at year six

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    March 13, 2003
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    December 26, 2002

    Dont Be Afraid to Pogo

    Do the seizure with Dance Disaster Movement

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Not the Prince

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 143

  • Culture

    September 16, 1999

    Nudes! Nudes! Nudes!

    And why is Lagunas art scene suddenly brilliant?

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