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Michele Shocked shows canceled after anti-gay slur

Several of alternative folk and rock singer Michelle Shocked's shows have been canceled after she made an anti-gay slur at a concert in San Francisco, The Associated Press reports.

Yoshi's San Francisco director of marketing Lisa Bautista told The Associated Press yesterday that Shocked had just begun her second set on Sunday night when she made comments that included the slur.

The venue muted her microphone, dimmed the lights and announced that the show was over.

Bautista said she was told people in the audience asked Shocked to stop and walked out.

Shocked was scheduled to perform at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato, Calif., on March 29, but the Marin Independent Journal reports the show was canceled.

At least four other shows have also been canceled.

Requests for comment sent via email to Shocked and her manager were not immediately returned.

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