Music News 6.12.17

Purple Philanthropy: The PRN Alumni Foundation

In celebration of Prince’s birthday, a new foundation has been born from Paisley Park. The Prince Rogers Nelson (or PRN) Alumni Foundation is dedicated to aiding the numerous causes Prince’s advocated for throughout his life, and is helmed by a board of directors made up of former Paisley Park employees Craig Rice, Jacqui Thompson, and Harlan Austin.

The foundation also launched the e-commerce website which already features lots of charitable merchandise and the foundation will be announcing programs and events in the upcoming months.

Former Paisley Park Enterprises president and current secretary of the PRN Alumni Foundation Craig Rice said of launch, “Prince’s philanthropic activities are an important component of his legacy. Therefore, our goal is to continue supporting the charitable initiatives that were important to him. His financial generosity, most often anonymous, helped provide opportunities for underprivileged youth to pursue their dreams in music, the arts and education.”


Selling Fake Drugs Ends in Very Real Charges

One man’s mission to do God’s work backfired at Bonnaroo this weekend.

David E. Brady was caught selling fake drugs to festivalgoers, and when arrested, Brady had 37 pills made to look like molly, 22 bags of fake mushrooms, around 1,000 hits of fake acid, 20 bags made to look like cocaine, and an incense stick made to look like black tar heroin.

Things took an unexpected turn for Brady after the police discovered his outstanding bench warrant in Arkansas, throwing-in a charge for being a fugitive from justice. Additionally, Brady faces two charges of possession of counterfeit controlled substances with bail set at $120,000.



-Taylor Wallace

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