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  •  looks like she won't ever be back at Yoshi's (2+ / 0-)
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    Yoshi's SF director of marketing and public relations Lisa Bautista answered my call this morning and said she was not there when the incident happened, but she did get a phone call from Yoshi's artistic director Derek Hunter after Shocked's comments. Hunter confirmed they did indeed stop the show. Bautista also got additional comments from people who were present.

    In his official statement to Bautista, Hunter said, “This was [Shocked's] third visit to San Francisco...She has never before given any indication that she's racist or homophobic.”

    Added Bautista to me, “[Shocked] won't be back.” Bautista also had venues nationwide calling this morning to verify if Shocked made such remarks.

    Novato's Hopmonk Tavern sent out a release this afternoon canceling Shocked's scheduled show: “Due to comments made by Michelle Shocked at Yoshi’s in San Francisco last night, March 17, we have decided to cancel our show with Michelle on March 29. Refunds can be made at place of purchase.”

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    by citisven on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:09:24 PM PDT

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