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NEW YORK (AP) -- Naomi Campbell called together her model, designer and celebrity friends to put on a fundraiser Friday night for the relief effort in Haiti, but the most poignant moments of this event, held as part of New York Fashion Week, was the finale tribute to Alexander McQueen.


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MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) -- The contrasts are stark: As Haiti grapples with chaos, death and despair after last month's earthquake, celebrities party in luxurious fashion in preparation for a football game.  Wyclef Jean -- who has been an advocate for his native Haiti since the disaster -- was in Miami for those celebrations this week, and understands that the festivities won't stop because of Haiti's pain. But he said he's partying with a purpose.


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The 4th Annual Youth Summit is all day on Feb. 6, starting at 11 a.m. at Portland State University Smith Memorial Union, with pizza social at 6 p.m. and talent showcase kicking off at 6:30 p.m.


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Natalie Cole, Pink, Lil' Wayne among host of singers, rappers for Haiti benefit

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The charity anthem "We Are the World" has been rerecorded by 80 artists who came together in the same Hollywood studio where the original was cut 25 years ago...


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BERLIN (AP) -- Esther Bejarano says music helped keep her alive as a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz and in the years that followed.
Now, 65 years after the liberation of the Nazi death camp, the 85-year-old has teamed up with the hip-hop band Microphone Mafia to spread her anti-racism message to German youth.


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"Precisely how the system of mass incarceration works to trap African-Americans in a virtual (and literal) cage can best be understood by viewing the system as a whole… The first stage is the roundup [when] vast numbers of people are swept into the criminal justice system by the police, who conduct drug operations primarily in poor communities of color… "

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Charlie Wilson goes from homeless to back on top

ATLANTA (AP) -- Over the years, the Grammys have served as a backdrop for heart-tugging comeback stories. If Charlie Wilson should win either one of the awards he's up for on Sunday, it may mark one of the more unusual -- a successful resurgence after a series of setbacks, including spending two years homeless...


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Fresh off the phenomenal success of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," which was the #2 movie at the box office in 2009 (behind "Avatar"), Tyrese is back with another apocalyptic sci-fi adventure. "Legion," however, is a horror flick with a rather novel, religious premise revolving around a struggle to survive the wrath of a vengeful God who has lost faith in humanity.


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The national literary arts organization Youth Speaks, in partnership with The Seattle Public Library, will host weekly writing circles for writers ages 13 to 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Teen Center, Level 3.


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When he was 19, Nasir "Nas" Jones began recording what would be one of the most important hip hop albums of all time. The 1994 "Illmatic" is a personal account of life in New York's Queensbridge housing project.


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