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Party like its 1999 at the Purple Reign Paint N Sip

Yes, that’s right, dearly beloved, prepare to party like it’s 1999 at the Purple Reign Paint N Sip at A Toast 2 Artistry (located at 2684 Lacy Street, Loft number 214) in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, July 30, 2016.  This Prince-inspired artistic event opens at 2:30 p.m. and runs until 7 pm. For those who are not familiar price, fret not.  

About Prince

Prince (Rogers Nelson), of course, was a singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, director, and actor from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He could play the guitar, drums, keys, bass and drum machine.  His career ran from 1976 through early 2016. His discography included 138 music videos, 97 singles, 39 studio albums, 17 video albums, 13 EPs, half a dozen compilation albums, a trio of live albums and a single remix disc.  On April 21, 2016, he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl.  He was 57 years old.  

Purple Rain Album

Purple Rain was Prince’s sixth full-length studio platter.  It was also the first to include his backing band known as The Revolution as well as the original motion picture soundtrack to the 1984 feature of the same name. It hit the record racks on June 25, 1984. At press time, the disc had sold more than 22 million copies globally and is reported to be the sixth best-selling soundtrack LP of all time. To paraphrase the late purple-pantsed performer: “Dearly Beloved,” his fans will be gathered on this day “to get through [another day] in this thing called life.”

The event

Indeed, hosted by stylist Kim Berry, this Purple Reign Paint N Sip event, held at A Toast 2 Artistry, a business that specializes in wine tasting, cake decorating, paint parties and other painting events, is open to anyone and everyone.  It is an artistic tribute to the formerly live artist known as Prince. The promoters of this particular Prince-related happening reiterate that this will be a tuneful tip of the hat experience full of art, food, drink, and fun.  They stress it is a “co-ed” event.  They also remind all interested purple-loving parties that the activity will begin at 2 p.m. sharp so please be on time.

Ticket pricing

They insist that this Purple Reign Paint N Sip event will sell out.  As this piece goes to press tickets may be purchased in advance.  They presently priced at $60.00. The $60.00 ticket price includes access to the event, paint, additional related art supplies, cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres, raffles and “much more”.  Age restrictions may apply.  Current valid photographic ID may also be required. Those interested in purchasing their tickets online should contact Kim Berry at 323-348-2645 or Stacey A. Duncan at 323-228-5271.  Get your tickets to this Prince tribute event now or you may truly learn “what it sounds like when doves cry.”

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