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June 17, 2008 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
PERHAPS OVERCOME by rumors that she was losing the gig singing the James Bond theme to Leona Lewis, Amy Winehouse fainted yesterday at her north London home. Amy lost consciousness (surely not the first time), but an assistant caught her before she hit the ground, which is why it's always good to have an assistant. "She quickly recovered and her father, Mitch, took her to hospital as a precaution," her spokesman Chris Goodman said in a statement. Winehouse had spent the afternoon signing autographs for Canadian fans who were standing outside her house.
NEWS
July 29, 2011
SHE HAD a God-given talent. That's trite, and it's overused, but it fits. Amy Winehouse had a glorious voice. Now it will be heard only in replay, captured in musical amber. Because, as everyone now knows, drug addict Winehouse is dead. We'll never be sure if it was intentional since she didn't leave a note. But with her history, you can probably chalk it up to recklessness, at the very least. Winehouse must have known that continuing to dine on heroin, pills and whatever other controlled substances she could get her hands on would end up badly.
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November 18, 2011 | BY MESFIN FEKADU, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Amy Winehouse had written all the songs that were to appear on her third album. She even picked out song titles. But music producer Salaam Remi said the soul singer, who died over the summer, was not rushing to release that new material, instead planning to drop a jazz album first with a "supergroup" including ?uestlove of The Roots. "She had written down everything she wanted to do," Remi said this week. Only two of the tracks Winehouse wrote were recorded and appear on her compilation album, "Lioness: Hidden Treasures," out Dec. 5. Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning at age 27. Her body was found at her London home July 23. Remi, who worked on the singer's two albums, "Frank" and "Back to Black," produced most of the upcoming CD, saying Winehouse was a perfectionist when it came to composing music.
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February 11, 2008 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were big winners at the 50th annual Grammy awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, while jazz pianist Herbie Hancock pulled an upset, winning best album for his Joni Mitchell tribute, River: The Joni Letters . "I'd like to thank the academy for courageously breaking the mold," Hancock, 67, said, in accepting the first album of the year award for a jazz disc since Getz/Gilberto , featuring "The...
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July 26, 2011 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times
It takes focus right now to actually hear Amy Winehouse's voice amid all the chatter, to appreciate the breath and hum that created Back to Black , her devastating second, and final, album. After all, the lurid, sad craziness of her addiction, to which she apparently succumbed over the weekend at her home in London, was her story line - as was failure - and her honesty and openness in tackling the subjects, coupled with her charisma and vocal swagger, was her allure. Had she sung about her family trying to make her go to a barbecue instead of rehab, or had she titled her breakout album Back to Pink , well, you wouldn't be reading this right now. Her story was her trouble.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2008 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
One 50th anniversary Grammy telecast will not be the salvation of a collapsing music industry, but at least the show will go on. Thanks to an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America, the Grammys will be telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 tonight. So expect a barrage of bon mots from such presenters as Miley Cyrus, George Lopez and Ludacris. With album sales dropping a further 9.5 percent last year, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the industry could ill afford to allow "music's biggest night" to slip away.
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July 19, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Trainwreck Amy Schumer stars in (and wrote) this deft Judd Apatow-directed comedy, about a commitment- phobic magazine writer who unexpectedly tumbles for a sports-medicine doc (Bill Hader) she's been assigned to profile. A showcase for Schumer's cutting brand of comedy, the film smoothly switches tracks from raunchy copulatory one-liners to compulsory rom-com schmaltz to emotionally raw business about commitment, family, self-image, and self-destructiveness. The stellar supporting cast includes Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, and, yes, NBA superstar LeBron James, who practically steals the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
FOLLOWING THE JEWISH tradition of a quick funeral, Amy Winehouse was laid to rest yesterday in London. The singer's father, mother and brother and close friends, along with band members and celebrities - producer Mark Ronson; "Fashion Police" personality Kelly Osbourne, her hair piled beehive-high in tribute to Amy's trademark style - were among several hundred mourners at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London. The service was led by a rabbi and included prayers in English and Hebrew and reminiscences from Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse . The cab driver and jazz singer, who helped foster his daughter's love of music, ended his eulogy with the words "Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2007 | By Sam Adams FOR THE INQUIRER
More than a decade after her first recordings, 51-year-old soul queen Sharon Jones is enjoying a long-overdue moment in the sun. The Augusta, Ga., native and avowed James Brown disciple celebrated the October release of her new album, 100 Days, 100 Nights, with her own live at the Apollo gig, jammed with Booker T. & the MG's, and backed up Lou Reed's live replication of his legendary album, Berlin. Still to come is a role in Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters, as a 1930s juke-joint singer belting out Bessie Smith songs.
NEWS
June 20, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some famous musicians died at age 27, and the recent antics of English singer-songwriter-rehabber Amy Winehouse have observers worried if she could be the next. Radio yakker Danny Bonaduce raised the grim fear on his CBS3 commentary this morning, following news about problems on her concert tour. On Saturday she was booed in Serbia for staggering, mumbling, looking lost, forgetting lyrics and disappearing from the stage, then on Sunday, without further explanation, she canceled dates this week in Istanbul and Athens.
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July 19, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Trainwreck Amy Schumer stars in (and wrote) this deft Judd Apatow-directed comedy, about a commitment- phobic magazine writer who unexpectedly tumbles for a sports-medicine doc (Bill Hader) she's been assigned to profile. A showcase for Schumer's cutting brand of comedy, the film smoothly switches tracks from raunchy copulatory one-liners to compulsory rom-com schmaltz to emotionally raw business about commitment, family, self-image, and self-destructiveness. The stellar supporting cast includes Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Colin Quinn, and, yes, NBA superstar LeBron James, who practically steals the movie.
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July 10, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
CONTRARY to Amy Winehouse's own self-created myth, when they tried to make her go to rehab, she actually said yes, yes, yes. Her most adamant "no" came when they tried to force her onstage to honor contracts she was in no condition to fulfill. And who, exactly, is "they"? The engrossing new documentary "Amy" invites you to draw your own conclusions, but the movie's access to candid material makes devastating judgments about her inner circle, including her father, who enabled the documentary and has since angrily disowned it. Winehouse, we learn, grew up talented and troubled in working-class London - she left home as a young teen to escape what a friend described as "trouble at home.
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June 26, 2015 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE BUZZ around "Heaven Knows What" sounds a bit like a pitch for an organic market: Our heroin-user movie features 100 percent real addicts! And that's certainly true. Directors Ben and Joshua Safdie were researching a movie on the New York streets when they met Arielle Holmes, a recovering addict, and encouraged her to write about her experiences. The memoir was never published, but it did become the basis for the Safdies' "Heaven Knows What," starring Holmes as a lightly fictionalized version of herself.
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June 26, 2015 | GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
The buzz around Heaven Knows What sounds a bit like a pitch for an organic market: Our heroin-user movie features 100 percent real addicts!   And that's certainly true.   Directors Ben And Joshua Safdie were researching a movie on the New York streets when they met Arielle Holmes, a recovering addict, and encouraged her to write about her experiences.   The memoir was never published, but it did become the basis for the Safdies' Heaven Knows What , starring Holmes as a lightly fictionalized version of herself.
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February 13, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
NOTHING BUMS out soul singer extraordinaire Sharon Jones. Not walking away from the Grammys without her due. Or watching coattail riders soar higher then she has. Heavens alive, Jones even makes light of her recurring bouts with cancer, readily bringing up the topic in interviews and working the theme into her stage show as a flag waver for resilience and trust in a master plan. "With all I've been through, I feel good, glad to still be here, glad to be working and having fun, glad to be getting recognition after all these years," Jones shared in a recent chat prompted by her concert tonight (um, Friday the 13th)
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June 1, 2014 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
The first time I saw New Paradise Laboratories' 27 , back during its 2012 Fringe Fest premiere, I thought it was mostly form over function. This dance-theater meditation on purgatory and the "27 Club" - those rock icons who perished directly or indirectly by their own hands at age 27 - was pretty but inconsequential, elegantly wasted. I'm not sure what has changed since. Me? The show? Or is it just that Plays and Players gave it a distance that the Painted Bride's scrappier stage does not?
NEWS
April 26, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
AFTER ALL the police reports from shows like "Jersey Shore," "Buckwild" and "Teen Mom," MTV is putting a few more dollars into scripted television. The network that once played music - hard to believe, kids - is prepping a pilot for a summer 2014 series based on the movie "Scream. " The network says the series would reinvent the horror-comedy franchise that began with the original release in 1996 and spawned three sequels. The films' original director, Wes Craven , is in discussions to direct the one-hour pilot.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
STICK A Southfork in it. The death of star Larry Hagman has put the "Dallas" reboot in a precarious spot. When its June premiere on TNT drew nearly 7 million viewers (at the time making it the year's top scripted cable debut), critics and fans thought it was largely due to Hagman's return as oil baron J.R. Ewing (think Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones but with a better team). Now the show is due to return Jan. 28, but Hagman won't be around for the launch. The Los Angeles Times reports that anonymous sources close to "Dallas" said this weekend that Hagman had completed filming on several new episodes before his death and would appear in Season 2. But the sources also acknowledged that the show's producers hadn't yet established how they would address J.R.'s departure.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
SHE SHOULDN'T have seen dead people. Suzanne Greenaway , the coroner who oversaw the inquest into the July death of singer Amy Winehouse , has quit after her qualifications were questioned, her boss said yesterday - raising the possibility that the investigation may have to be held again. Greenaway ruled in October that the soul singer had died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Greenaway had been appointed an assistant deputy coroner in London in 2009 by Andrew Reid , the coroner for inner north London.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2011 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
The saddest thing about Lioness: Hidden Treasures , the first posthumous release from Amy Winehouse, is that it's merely a perfectly enjoyable, lovingly compiled collection of odds and ends. And it only intermittently hints at the tortured-soul complexity that made the doomed British singer such a compelling - and sometimes great - artist. That's because Winehouse, whose alcohol-poisoning death in July was tragically unsurprising, never conceived of Lioness (Universal Republic ***)
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