Well, sometimes conventional wisdom is wrong. After Amy Winehouse’s untimely death last month, the smart money (if there are actually people out there ghoulish enough to bet on such a thing) was that drugs played a role despite vehement denials from her father, Mitch, who insisted that she had been clean, at least when it… More ▸
Before she died, Amy Winehouse had been in and out of the recording studio. It seemed that every month brought yet another rumor that she would soon release an album of new material.
While we haven’t heard any of these songs, the duet she recorded with legend Tony Bennett has just been released, at least in part.
Here is an excerpt from the track called, “Body & Soul.” Amy’s and Tony’s voices really blend together beautifully. I can’t wait for the full song to become available.
And read after the jump for Tony Bennett speaking about collaborating with the talented Ms. Winehouse. More ▸
Shortly after Amy Winehouse died, her father, Mitch, distributed his daughter’s clothing to fans outside of her London flat. But that was not the end of her sartorial legacy. British clothing company Fred Perry has just announced that it will release the clothing line she had created with the company before she died after having… More ▸
By Dvora Meyers
Amy Winehouse brought a thoroughly modern — and Jewish — sensibility to her lyrics and performances. Her songs and tone dripped with regret, but also the inevitability of her bad behavior. Any astute listener knew that she probably wasn’t going to change, writes Dvora Meyers. More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
Amy Winehouse was not the first Jewish celebrity to suffer from a drug-related death before.
Here is a list (not too long, but not too short either) of popular Jewish artist who also gave their life away for drugs: More ▸
By JTA Staff
The family of troubled singing star Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home, has asked for privacy to grieve. More ▸
By Adam Soclof
On Saturday, the Twitter account of Jewish Federations of North America TribeFest bundled consolation messages for the families of Jewish rock star Amy Winehouse and the victims of Friday’s murderous shooting and bombing rampage in Oslo, where a far-right extremist killed 92 people, including several young people with what would have been promising political futures…. More ▸
By Daphna Vardi
British anti-terrorism officers warned prominent Jews to be extra vigilant after references to a "Jewish hit list" in an Islamist Internet site. More ▸