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Amy Winehouse exhibit opens at London's Jewish Museum

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   July 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM   |   Comments

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July 3 (UPI) -- Anyone visiting London this summer can stop by the Jewish Museum and see a memorial exhibit about the late British singer Amy Winehouse, which opens today and runs through September 15.

Co-curated with her brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva, the exhibit is titled "Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait" and is billed as an "intimate and moving exhibition about a much loved sister."

The exhibit will include the singer's clothes, old letters and her old mixtapes and albums, featuring artists as diverse as Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Jam and Ben Folds Five.

The collection also includes Winehouse's application letter to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, in which she wrote, "I want to be remembered for being an actress, a singer...I want to sing in lessons without being told to shut up."

The memorial will also focus on her Jewish lineage and family, which Winehouse once described as "not religious, but we were traditional." The museum is located in Camden, where Winehouse grew up.

Winehouse gained acclaim for her 2003 debut album "Frank," and continued her success with subsequent albums. She died in 2011 at age 27, by which time her battles with drugs and alcohol gained more press than her voice.

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