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Shakira builds school in Haiti; Willie Nelson's band will probably be sued; Apple latches onto chillwave

shakira.jpegShakira tours a makeshift camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as she prepares to build school for children displaced by the earthquake. ((AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

By Ally Schweitzer

- Colombian pop star Shakira is gearing up to build a school for children in Haiti. The singer visited the earthquake-ravaged nation this weekend to make preparations for the school, which will be called Barefoot Haiti after her organization Pies Descalzos (Barefoot) Foundation. "We need to think about the future of this country and of how Haiti's children can be useful to their societies tomorrow," she said. "Education is one of the fundamental tools with which to develop and rebuild Haiti."

- Despite criticism, a North Carolina district attorney says he intends to go forward with charges against members of Willie Nelson's band who were found with moonshine and possibly marijuana on their tour bus in January. Why "possibly" marijuana? Well, results from the lab haven't come back yet, so they don't actually know for sure if the confiscated leafy stuff is "wacky" tabacky or just the regular kind. Guys, you really need a team of scientists to figure this out? The stuff either smells like a Willie Nelson concert or it doesn't.

- Never one to let a musical trend go unexploited, Apple has launched a "chill wave" section of the iTunes store that features music from bands like jj, Washed Out, and Neon Indian. Personally, I am holding out for the launch of the "chill wave backlash" section that will appear in three to six months.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  April 12, 2010; 6:15 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Shakira, Willie Nelson  
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