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Winehouse's life goes on display

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 - 01:27

July 02 - The late Amy Winehouse's private life is revealed at the Jewish Museum's new exhibition in London. Roselle Chen reports.

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Intimate items from Amy Winehouse's life are on display at a new exhibition in London. In collaboration with Winehouse's brother Alex, the Jewish Museum hopes "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait" will shine light on her heritage - a side of the late British soul singer the public rarely got to see. Exhibition curator Liz Selby said that Winehouse's family tree reveals the singer's cultural background. SOUNDBITE: Liz Selby, exhibition curator, saying (English): "Amy herself said that her Jewishness is really about family, and I think that really comes across very strongly in the exhibition. You get to see lots of exhibition related to her family life. In terms of her Jewishness, she was more of a cultural Jew, but she and her family did partake in religious ceremonies." The Grammy-winning artist gained international fame after the release of her 2006 album "Back to Black" but struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and died in 2011 at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning. The musician was famous for her distinctive voice and beehive hairstyle. As the two-year anniversary of Winehouse's death approaches, her family hopes to present the singer from a fresh perspective. SOUNDBITE: Liz Selby, exhibition curator, saying (English): "I think what we're trying to do in the exhibition is show her as a well-rounded person. A person with faults, a person with some great, positive traits as well. Hopefully people will remember that when they walk around the gallery." "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait" is open until September 15.

Winehouse's life goes on display

Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013 - 01:27

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