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January 25th, 2010

Shakira Goes Barefoot In Haiti

Among the numerous artists lending their time, money, and celebrity profiles to the relief effort in Haiti, Shakira is one that brings considerable experience in providing new hope for children in desperate circumstances.

In 2003, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation, named after her first album, alongside her parents William Mebarak and Nidia Rippol de Mebarak. The foundation provides” education and meals for poor Colombian children” who do not have access to such services and now has a non-profit sister foundation based in the U.S., called the Barefoot Foundation, supporting the cause globally. Since opening, the foundation has opened 6 schools in Columbia “serving disadvantaged children” and Shakira has taken her work to UNICEF as the youngest Goodwill Ambassador; as well as, being the Honorary Chair of the Global Campaign for Education.

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January 23rd, 2010

Red Latex, Spikes, and Rock & Roll… Oh My!

As music technology, social networking, and the internet make it easier and easier to have anything music related accessible just from a few strokes of the keyboard, the music industry isn’t withering away, but merely transforming.

The phenomena of Lady Gaga, however, is flourishing no matter what the declining state of CD and tour sales may be. The reason for this? Really great timing. Lady Gaga is one of just a few artists that is coming into her own backed by the music traditions of old and also by the new traditions and trends that will propel the music industry into the future.

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January 17th, 2010

Hope For Haiti MTV Telethon

Haitian born entertainer, Wyclef Jean is partnering with George Clooney and Anderson Cooper, of AC360, in a 2 hour MTV Telethon to raise money for the Haiti relief effort.

“This is apocalypse,” Jean told MTV regarding the life lost in his home country. “We spent the day picking up dead bodies, all day that’s what we did. There’s so much bodies in the streets that the morgues are filled up, the cemeteries are filled up.”

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January 17th, 2010

Top 10 Album Releases In February

A new year brings new album releases! 2010 is already shaping up to be a promising year for music with much anticipated January releases, including: Vampire Weekend, Missy Elliot, Motion City Soundtrack, Spoon, Jennifer Lopez, and Three 6 Mafia.

The beat goes on right into February with more exciting album releases for you to fill your literal and online shopping carts with. Need an idea for a Valentine’s Day present? Check out this month’s top ten album releases and make note of the release dates; there are plenty surfacing before the big day that might be on your significant other’s favorites list!

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